Message from the Captain: Tees, Greens, Bunkers & Carts

Published on 16th May 2020 in Local and Member News, Local News, Members News

It’s been great having our Members back out on course over the past three days, everyone has been in their happy place, and the comments about the course have been much appreciated.

Whilst we have all been staying at home, our Superintendent Colin Morrison and his staff have been going about their business as usual, maintaining our golf course. Without the daily traffic, they have taken opportunity to maintain and present our course for our return, in what can only be described as magnificent condition. Our tees and greens in particular, are in excellent health and condition. 

For those who played Wednesday, you would have noticed there was not one divot on any of the tees or fairways, not one pitch mark on any green, perfect conditions to return to.

It was extremely disappointing for our ground staff to come to work over the following days to discover many divots on the tees not filled in with sand and numerous pitch marks on the greens not repaired. We have heard in the past from Members that green fee golfers do not maintain the course when they play. As you all know, it is currently Members only who have access to the Club and to have “some” treat the course like this on the initial days, or any time at all is disappointing. 

I ask ALL Members to help with our course maintenance practices. This includes filling divots on tees & fairways with sand, repairing pitch marks on greens and smoothing out bunkers as best possibly after playing your shot.

Thanks to the many Members who have been here for the first three days of operation for following the restrictions regarding hygiene and social distancing. These restrictions are not hard to follow as they have now been in place for almost 8 weeks, but some Members however are still having difficulty following them, in particular cart use and social distancing on tees & greens. 

Cart use is strictly one person per cart and people must always remain at least 1.5 metres away from others at all times whilst at our club.

We trust you are all enjoying the return to golf at our great club, please do your best to maintain our course in the condition you expect, play well, stay well and I look forward to seeing you all soon.


Kind Regards,

Dean Burrows


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