Busy month with plenty of sunshine and showers, and that equals rapid growth, so much wet and sun that the greens team cannot keep up. We have had 4 major breakdowns of our current equipment, which has delayed the normal spring processes of cutting, weeding, ironing and general maintenance. All the greens team are busy trying to catch up, so please members be a tad patient with them its not their fault the vagaries of the weather.
We are due to welcome the Durham County Championships next week-end and will strive to get our course ready and worthy of this prestigious competition.
We have had our regular greens meeting for April and major discussion points are the possibility of the removal of the troublesome Poplar trees at the end of the year or beginning of the next year. The task needs and can only be done when there are no leaves present. So to dispel rumours that it will be done during the summer as just rumours.
You will notice that the out of bounds has disappeared along the length of the second hole and has been replaced by red lateral posts, this has been done in consultation with the Competitions Committee, and is in an effort to quicken play, local rules will replace the OOB rule on the score cards so please be aware.
Any (constructive) comments please to any member of your greens committee. Eric Garbutt, Paul Hewitson, Paul McGrath, Mal Cairnie, Duncan Wase or Ritchie Hobbs. If anyone is unsure or hears rumours, please ask the team and we will be more than happy to inform as to the correct rumour.
Swing with ease into the breeze.