15th August 2019
On Monday the 2nd September we hope to begin our annual maintenance work on the greens. This year we will be undertaking a programme of heavy scarification and drilling followed by liberal seeding. We would be grateful if anyone could spare some time on the Monday, Tuesday and possibly Wednesday in order to get this work completed in time for the weekend.
If you can help in any way, please give me a call on 429722. Usual rates of pay will apply!
Chairman Greens Committee
A Rating team from IOMG will be on the course during the afternoon of Monday 19 August. The team will be undertaking an exercise to rate the red tees for the men. In addition, it has been decided to move the yellow tees on holes 1, 5, and 14 back to their previous positions, and the rating team will then re-rate the yellow course. Anyone playing the course that afternoon is requested to be cooperate with the Rating Team, by giving them space to carry out their tasks.
By Marc Morley
A return to normality after the previous week of golf at Rowany. The Terry Croft Memorial Trophy took place with 49 players turning out on Saturday. Leading the field this week with a fine 42 points was Finlo Neale, ahead of runner up Dave Corrin on 41 points, with Josh Kelly finishing third on 40 points. Best Lady of the day and another handicap decrease with 37 points was Diane Neale. Nearest the pins were won by Steve Gandy on the 2nd, Greg Easton on the 8th, Orry Glover on the 13th and Finlo on the 16th.
Sunday’s Tower Insurance sponsored monthly Medal saw 15 players turnout in breezy and overcast conditions. Taking the win in the Silver Division was Josh Kelly with a nett 71. Runner up was Aaron Hawley with a nett 73. Aaron also picked up the best gross with a round of 82. Winning the Bronze Division with a nett 69 was Orry Teare. Orry’s putter must have been working better than the day before as there wasn’t a 4 putt in his round! Richard Miller finished as runner up with a nett 72.
This weekend sees the Club Championship for male members only being played for over both Saturday and Sunday with prizes being awarded for both rounds and overall.
MIXED SOCIAL GOLF
The date for the final Mixed Social is August 29th. Sign-up sheets will be placed on locker rooms notice boards; if you haven’t played before, why not give it a try!
The Entry Sheet for the Gent’s Summer Eclectic has been posted on the Notice Board in the Gents Locker Room.
Coaching at the club has been very well received and there have been some incredible achievements made by clients. Handicap reductions of 8 shots in 4 months, from beginner to competition winners in 3 months etc. Really amazing improvement.
Details of how the coaching is delivered, why improvement can be so rapid, are on teeitup.im where you can book lessons online. There are lots of videos, blogs and information available to you. The club has also been able to benefit financially from the coaching programme, so everyone is winning.
Contact me via the web page or on 452262 if I can help.
Presentation of Prizes
The next Presentation of Prizes will be on Wednesday 28th August at approximately 8.30pm.
LADIES GET INTO GOLF SESSIONS
The Sunday morning sessions continue, with John Tinsley offering coaching. All are very welcome to come and join in the fun. We meet at 10.30.
The Junior Club Nights are held each Tuesday through to September, starting at 4.30pm. The sessions last about an hour. We are looking for some additional volunteers to help marshal the younger juniors and provide some simple tuition. If you would like to help out, or find out more, please contact Fred Gray – 408115 / email@example.com.
Every Wednesday. Tee reserved from 4pm to 6pm. Come along and join in – sign up on the night.
If you would like to sponsor a Club Night competition, please see Bill Denard or Chick Kneen.
The Tee Caddy
The Tee Caddy is open from 10am each day, and 9.30am Saturdays.