Daily Golf Course status updates & course maintenance information. In order to enhance the quality of our golf course it is necessary to carry out essential maintenance and will post status on this page.
Another cold one out there today. Its 6.30am and currently -2 degrees! The snow still hasn’t thawed on the greens and will have now frozen. This means that temporary greens will be in play again for today unfortunately. Buggies are allowed on the front 9 holes only and are to stick to the paths. Trolleys can go on front and back 9’s but please stick to the paths where possible. Please take care if you do venture out as there are slippery areas on the course.
Most of the snow seems to have gone from the course. Unfortunately the snow is still hanging around on all of the greens. This means that temporary greens will be in play all day with temperatures not forecast to get much above 2 degrees. With snow comes a lot of water which will obviously make the course quite wet and slippery so please take care. Buggies can be used on front 9 only and are to stick the paths only. Trolleys can be used on front and back 9’s but please use the paths where possible.
The forecast is for it to be cold over the weekend with temperatures not rising much above freezing until monday. Whilst the snow may thaw and the greens look clear they will still be very wet and potentially frozen just below the surface.
Using the greens under these conditions can do some real damage to the root system. I am sure you will appreciate, we want to protect our greens from this potential damage? Therefore, although we will do our best over the weekend and the beginning of next week to get as many greens in play as we can , you may find yourself playing to temporary greens. Please watch the video below for further education.
There’s a light covering of snow across the whole course, so we’ve cleared front and back 9 temporary greens. Buggies are allowed on the front 9 holes only and are to stick to the paths. Trolleys are allowed on front and back 9’s but please stick to the paths where possible please. Please take care out there.
Well its currently -6 degrees out there!!!!Frost greens in play to start with on front and back 9’s. Inspections will be at regular intervals so please check at the pro shop for any changes. Buggies in use on front 9 only and must stick to the paths. Trolleys in use on both 9’s, please use the paths where possible. Please take care as certain areas will be slippery
Frosty greens with potential light dusting of snow in some areas. All temporary greens in use until further notice and the back 9 temporary greens have been cleared of snow. Buggies on paths on front 9 only. Trolleys on front and back 9’s, sticking to paths where possible
I thought you might like an update on the Irrigation lake.
The best way I could do this was to give you a Bird’s eye
view using a Drone. Its only my second proper flight so please be patient with
my flying skills! Don’t worry I have all the permissions from the relevant
authorities to fly it so hopefully I will not be bringing any airports to a
The Greenstaff have been working incredibly hard and we are really making some progress. Watch the video and you will see it shows the middle of the area and then zooms around the perimeters.
The film starts looking at the perimeter of the proposed lake along the side of the 4th fairway where these trees you see will remain. It then shows the row of trees along the 1st fairway will remain and this will extend round to the 2nd tee. You then see the new water tank and pump house, we have to remove the trees initially. Once digging commences and soil is moved the Water Tank and Pump house will be hidden by Soil mounding and new trees planted.
The video then shows the 3rd hole where we have now removed more trees, this area again will be shaped and mounded with excess soil forming the bank of the Lake.
The aerial view gives you an idea of the size of the Lake,
it will store approximately 35,000 cubic litres of natural water, and at its
deepest is roughly 6 m deep. The Lake, when full, will give us enough of our
own water to use for irrigation to the course throughout most summers.
Finally I have tried to show you further views of the area.
We still have more clearance work to do and then the next stage of construction can start.
Enjoy the Video
I will update you further on this in the next few weeks
Its presently -2 out on the course and a heavy frost means temporary Greens are in use until the frost clears. Buggy’s are only allowed on the front 9 holes and must stick to the paths at all times. Trolleys are on.
We have had over 10mm of rain last night. There are 4 temporary greens being used today, Greens 1,2,8, and 18. Buggys are only allowed on the front 9 Holes and must stay on the paths at all times. Trollies are on
Thank you we had a great day at Abridge. Both myself and my fellow golfers found both the greens and...
The FROGS Golf Society
The FROGS Golf Society
Thank you we had a great day at Abridge. Both myself and my fellow golfers found both the greens and the fairways in excellent condition and the welcome and service we received from you and your colleagues to be very friendly and helpful. We will see you again soon. Regards Steve Weight The FROGS Golf Society
Just wanted to drop you a note to thank you and the team for looking after us on Friday, the...
Just wanted to drop you a note to thank you and the team for looking after us on Friday, the organisation was excellent. All the lads said how much they really enjoyed the day, everything from the condition of the course through to the catering, especially the Steak Pie, great recommendation! We’ll definitely be returning so look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best Steve
Just a quick note to thank you and your colleagues for the most enjoyable day our Society members had at...
Just a quick note to thank you and your colleagues for the most enjoyable day our Society members had at the Abridge Golf and Country Club last Thursday. As the Society secretary I found booking the venue and meal, then making minor changes all very simple and I thank you for making it so. Without exception, we found the course in very good condition and in particular, the fairways which were a pleasure to play on. Please pass on our thanks to those who provided the refreshments and meal in such a friendly manner. The golf and meal were thoroughly enjoyed by all and I have been asked to arrange a further society day at the Abridge Golf and Country Club in 2019. I will therefore be in contact with you early in the New Year. Kind Regards, Brian.