Month: May 2020


Welcome back everyone of you !! I hope you are all enjoying your time playing your golf and enjoying the course.

I’d like to take this opportunity of welcoming all the new members to our Club that have recently joined and on behalf of all my staff a big thank you for all the support and gratitude you ALL have shown my staff and myself . It’s really appreciated. In case you are not sure what you are missing here is a little taster below. Highlight the link below and Right click on the link and open a new page if the video does not play.

Hope you enjoyed that and show all your friends and bring them up as guests or even new members!Ok lets talk about our plans over the next couple of months. My staff are almost all back now and as they return we will increase the work on the course to give you hopefully an even better experience!

First to answer a question we have been asked a few times . Why are we hand watering areas when we have a new state of the art Irrigation system? Well yes we do have and we can uniformly put at mm of water for whatever we think the surfaces require, however owing to wind, sun exsposure and soil ‘make up’ underneath certain areas you will always get what we call ‘Hot spots’ that will need more water than just covering the whole area .This is also why we use a moisture meter to measure where the ‘hot spots’ on the surfaces are.

So, we will first of all start to get some of the bunkers back in play, this will possibly take us a few weeks. On that note Lol Green, myself and his committee have decided that we will fill in approx 14 bunkers on a permanent basis! ( hopefully handicaps will come down a bit ?). So the chosen bunkers to be filled in will have signs placed in them that they are still GUR. We will formally announce when the rest of the bunkers are back in play, but until further notice treat all bunkers as GUR

Once this is done we will start strimming the longer roughs down and around all of the trees.

In July/ August we will start recommencing the drainage of the front 9 holes which is important we get this done. I will release further news on this nearer the time

I am so so pleased so many of you are back playing golf BUT! Please remember while the Golf Course is so busy it takes a lot longer for us to do our jobs so please give way to the Greenstaff when they are working

Finally please put your litter in the bins, please don’t touch the flagstick, please support Tina and Paddy and also Jack our great Pro as they slowly re-open what they can and finally …



STAY SAFE . Regards Geoff Course Manager

Thats the way you do it !

Dear All, I trust you are well and glad to be back playing Golf . It’s made all the hard work really worthwhile to keep getting so much positive feedback, text messages and emails from you all.

We have noticed a few of the new Ball Retrievers on the flagsticks getting bent. We think its golfers pulling the rod out rather than just lifting the top disc. Please watch the Video below and adopt this method of getting your ball out of the hole cup

On a couple of separate issues, we are noticing a lot of rubbish being left on the Course . This is not pleasant and creates a potential Health hazard to other golfers and my staff. WE will not pick your litter up. Please put it in your pockets and take it home with you

Secondly we know the rough is long at the moment and we will get on top of it next week.

Thank you for your patience. I hope you are bringing your friends up to play and continue to enjoy your Golf Course

Stay safe Play safe


Geoff Course Manager

Welcome back to Abridge

Hi everyone, just a quick note to welcome you back to your Course. We have been working very hard with less than 50% staff to essentially maintain the Course. It’s looking pretty good out there and we will keep improving things as we get more time and staff back.

Please please respect my staff when it comes to social distancing and also that we have to work while you are playing golf. Please also remember to not touch the hole cups or flags/flagsticks at anytime

Enjoy your Golf and please stay safe

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