The Sun is rising over Abridge Golf Club and its exciting times ahead in 2022.
After a great 2021 we intend to push on with our Course and make it even better!
Most Golfers told us the Greens and other surfaces were in great condition all Summer.
The drainage is working well, with more planned and budgeted on fairways, roughs and greens over the next few years.
The Irrigation Lake was built and is filling nicely.
And ‘healing’ nicely
The pond and fountain at the 4th has been re-instated.
We welcomed GREAT new members throughout 2021 and hope you are all pleased you chose to join Abridge Golf Club.
Jack and his boy’s service is getting better and better and Jack is looking to improve the practice facilities even more this year!
Tina and Paddy’s service goes from strength to strength and again I know they have further improvements and social events planned.
So, what does 2022 hold in store for your Course ?
Well, we are presently planning and costing the continuation of the long-term drainage plan, renovating certain tees, building of a couple of new tees, renewing bunker sand where needed, remodelling of the 2nd hole with the pond moved and the back of the green built up, new Course Signage and creation of some wild flower areas at the 6th tee and 9th tee.
Along with doing as much of the above that funds, time, and manpower allow, we will continue to work hard on making greens and other surfaces be at their best they can be.
We have also just announced that a EURO PROTOUR event in conjunction with the PDC and SKY SPORTS will be held at Abridge at the end of June ! A tremendous advert for the Club and an honour to be asked to host such an event. More details on what’s happening and how you can get involved to follow on this in a couple of months. However, can I correct one RUMOUR:- WE HAVE NOT BEEN ASKED TO LENGTHEN OR MAKE ANY PARTICULAR CHANGES TO THE COURSE !
The real exciting news is the DEVELOPMENT FUND, so far 280 of you have kindly signed up to! This fund will not only allow all 280 of you the chance to win prizes each month, get HALF PRICE MEMBERS GUEST GREEN FEES and the chance to win £1000 CASH or your FEES paid twice a year but will raise money to be spent on ‘SPECIAL’ projects over and above the Golf Club’s normal annual budgeted maintenance and improvement plans.
It could be anything from a new pond, a new bridge, a sleeper walled flowing ditch at the 5th, complete renovation of the 1st Tee complex to name a few that are already being suggested.
The IMPORTANT thing is that it will be you as ‘Development Fund members’ that will ultimately decide what is done and have the chance of winning some great prizes! More on how this will work and some of the projects suggested so far will be announced in the next few weeks.
ANYONE WHO HAS NOT YET JOINED THE DEVELOPMENT FUND AND WANTS TO PLEASE LET LOL GREEN, OR THE OFFICE, OR ROGER JEFFRIES KNOW BY THE END OF THIS WEEK.
WE HAVE PRESENTLY 280 JOINED AND IF WE CAN GET TO 300 IT WOULD BE GREAT AND WE CAN REALLY START DOING SOME FANTASTIC PROJECTS CHOSEN BY YOU!
ENJOY YOUR CLUB, ENJOY YOUR COURSE………………..IT’S YOURS REMEMBER!