Category: Green Keepers News

News and information from our Abridge Green keepers on whats happening around the course and how they are keeping it in the best condition.

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

SADLY MORE RAIN

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.

ALLEGEDLY IT SLIPPED OUT HIS HANDS?

The picture above shows Cluee having to retrieve a golf club that had allegedly slipped out of a golfers hand as he played his shot? Well that’s what the member told me! He will remain anonymous . Personally I think it had been thrown up in frustration of a bad shot into a tree on the 18th hole!

Frustratingly for us ,we have had more rain and the forecast is not great, So all buggy’s must stick to the paths at all times and we also ask that Trolley’s stick to the paths on the Front 9 holes at all times unless you have the approved ‘Winter Wheels’ on your Trolley. Thank you

There maybe a few temporary greens in play, please check with the pro shop for details

BY THE WAY MITCHELL SUMMERS I HAVE PUT YOUR 7 IRON WE RESCUED IN THE PRO SHOP FOR YOU TO PICK UP ! LOL

WE HAVE BEEN BUSY, BUT SO HAVE THESE

Well we have had until today, a good drying week and that’s enabled us to get a lot of work done on the course

APPROACHES BEING CUT …….. AND SOME LEAVES

We have cut the Range, cut all the Rough, cut approaches, cut greens twice, cut surrounds and also chnaged holes

VERTI-DRANING THE 11TH FAIRWAY…….AND SOME LEAVES

We have also managed to get the shattermaster and Verti-drain out on some of the fairways which are both doing a great job.

Finally the last two paths have been dug out and ready for filling up next week

13TH PATH BEING DUG OUT….. AND SOME LEAVES!

We have also blown and cleared the thousands of leaves that are now starting to heavily fall.

Sadly by the time you play this weekend we have had another deluge of rain and the leaves are covering the Course, but honestly it did not look like that yesterday!

Well chuffed with one of our new lady members who is not only sticking to the paths with her trolley but she is even playing to the paths ! Now that’s caring about your Course ! Thank you

THAT’S LOOKING AFTER YOUR COURSE

Owing to all the rain we have had the last night and what is forecast over the weekend, can Trolleys now stick to the paths at all times on the front 9 holes please, unless you have the approved ‘Winter Wheels’ on your Trolley. Also Bugg’ys obviously must stay on the paths at ALL times. Please stay in the right hand rough on the 13th and to the left of the path on the 14th rough. For all Golfers it really is a more pleasant walk by sticking to the paths when possible.

Many thanks for your help on this issue and can i ask all of you if you see anyone not sticking to what we have asked to please tell that Golfer to adhere to our requests, they are only spoiling YOUR Golf Course.

That’s it for now. Good luck to on England Saturday Morning

COME ON ENGLAND, BRING IT HOME!

ENJOY YOUR COURSE, ENJOY YOUR CLUB………….IT’S YOURS REMEMBER!

TODAY’S THE DAY !!

Today is a day where a little bit of history is made at Abridge Golf Course as from this morning Buggy’s and Trolley’s will always be able to be used on ALL 18 holes, ( sticking to paths when instructed!)

A lot of time, hard work and money has been put into the paths so please use them when asked too!

So, Buggys are allowed on all 18 holes but must stick to the paths AT ALL TIMES. On the 13th please use your Buggy in the rough at all times and on the right hand side of the hole only, on the 14th hole please stick to the left hand side rough at all times.

Trolley’s must stick to the paths on holes 1-5 , unless you have winter wheels, after hole 5 you are fine at the moment to use a Trolley wherever, though its a lot easier sticking to the paths

All greens are on but the green to the left of the 8th hole is being used instead of the main 8th Green

Enjoy the History, Enjoy your Course, Enjoy your Club ………remember it’s yours !

Good news!

Those of you that have been at Abridge Golf Club over 5 years will cast your mind back to winters where we have been far wetter than this ! But this years wetness does seem to have come rather early!

Please note that for this weekend Trolleys must stick to the paths on holes 1-5 unless you have a set of approved wheels for Winter use. After the 5th hole you may take your normal Trolley off the paths but to be honest its a more pleasant walk on the paths. Buggy’s are to front 9 paths at all times and banned on the back 9 holes.

The good news is that from WEDNESDAY 30TH OCTOBER BUGGY’S WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE BACK 9 PATHS AS WELL AS THE FRONT 9 PATHS

Buggy Path at Abridge Golf Club

We have still to complete the paths on the 13th/14th holes which weather permitting we will complete over the next few weeks. In the meantime white lines and ropes will indicate the areas you must take your buggy please.

Please check with the pro shop for members and visitors Buggy Deals

Failure to comply with this will mean that Buggy’s will be banned from the back 9 holes until we complete the paths

Please also be aware that until further notice the practice green to the left of the 8th green is now in play as the 8th green. It makes the approach shot a bit more fun but the distance is basically the same. If you now wish to practice chipping please use the new practice area to the left of the main drive.

Finally from Monday please use the mats on the Driving range and not the Grass tee.

Many thanks , sorry about the weather I cannot help that one !

Enjoy your Golf , Enjoy your Club, Remember ……………it’s yours

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