Author: Geoff Smith

Geoff Smith is Abridge Course Manager.

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We have had over 3/4 of an inch (19.2mm) of rain over night and more coming. Regrettably we have made the decision to close the Whole course today as it cannot cope, (like places all around us), with the excess water that is running down over the Golf Course. THE CLUBHOUSE IS OPEN FOR FOOD AND BEVERAGE SO WHY NOT COME UP AND HAVE SOME LUNCH. Please be aware that if it stops raining it then takes a few days to drain the surface level off so please check this website for the weekend conditions.

Ping Pong

So after it stops raining and the skies dump another 6mm yesterday we now ping pong back to a frost this morning with rain forecast tommorow . It’s not going to hang around long . The front 9 will remain closed today and we will look again in the morning. The back 9 is open and after the frost has gone we will attempt to get as many of the greens on as we can . All Buggy’s and all trolley’s including winter wheels must stick to the paths at all times. We appreciate your co-operation. It might be good to take ping pong up this week !


I’m afraid that’s all i can say today as its all getting rather silly now ! The front 9 will remain closed, the back 9 is open but you will have at least 4 temps in place. Buggy’s and ALL Trolleys including winter wheels remain on paths at ALL times. Thank you for your co-operation it’s tough at here!

What a nightmare !

We have had since yesterday afternoon over 15mm of rain and its still raining. Most Courses in Essex would not cope with this amount of rain and many of Essex Courses are closed today. We will shut the front 9 holes today with the hopeful view of re-opening them tomorrow. The back 9 holes are open but there will be several temps. Trust me we ain’t happy either !

Buggy’s and all Trolley’s must stick to paths please

Mmm its a wee bit wet

More rain last night (12mm) and more forecast. Most golf course have trolleys off now so please use the paths as directed to try and protect our course. Remember we can change the weather! Buggy’s are to paths only at all times , trolleys must stay on the paths holes 1-9. winter wheeled trolleys are OK to take off paths unless a sign at the tee of a hole asks you to stay on the paths. there will be some temporary greens. We appreciate its tough out there , we are trying to work in it ! We are also sticking to paths as much as we can, but we have to do certain jobs on greens which involves us having to take certain machines off the paths.

Gosh it’s Horrible out there

It’s a definite Duvet day as the rain continues and its very blustery. To date we have had over 17mm , 3/4 of an inch, of rain in the last 24 hours. Buggy’s are to paths at all times, Trolleys are to stay on the paths holes 1-9 at all times unless you have winter wheels . There will be some holes where signs ask the winter wheel trolleys to also stay on paths. There will also be some temporary greens, please check with the pro shop for details


The drought of last year seems a distant past but let’s try not to forget how dry we have been. However , its forecast another wet week but hopefully that will change. Buggy’s are on but strictly paths only. Trolleys can you please stick to the paths on the front 9 holes unless you have winter wheels. Trolleys are OK on the back 9 . They maybe a couple of temporary greens please check with the pro shop for details.

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