Hi everyone, welcome to another wet month.
I think we have all had enough of the rain including the greenkeepers.
Thanks to the green staff and match chair in implementing the 2 local rules, placing in the rough and sucker ball. This makes for a faster round, looks after the course and makes the round a little more enjoyable.
Not that we have had many frosts but to all early morning members just remember to wait for the frost to melt before play as it burns the grass when you walk on the greens. Also the phantom divot makers are back and not just one but 2 or 3 in the one spot, bloody awful to see when we are trying to get the course in top shape for the Freyberg, so just keep an eye out if you see it happening let me know.
Sad to hear of the passing of Claude Teece a member for many years and on some committees. For anyone living in Teece Drive; its named after him.
Please remember that covid is on the rise around the country so wear your mask when you can as we don't want it running through the club. I personally know a lot more people catching it now over the winter months and there is also a nasty flu is around.
Congratulations to those who have made the final of the Rowling trophy, it's one of those great formats of golf when you have to rely on your partner when you have a bad hole.
A big thanks to Wayne Lloyd who has donated a painting of the 10th green, you can see it to the left of the TV screen.
The Freyberg is now only 14 weeks away. This is going to be one of the biggest events the club has held and will be important for us to show what a great course we have. If the Freyberg players have a great experience and spread the word, it can only help to promote our club as a place to play a round, as the event gets closer, we will be asking for volunteers to help in many ways.
Hope my next newsletter will not be about the bloody RAIN!!!