Sunday saw a beautiful day for our 1st Men’s Invitation of the year. It was a close battle with both 1st and 2nd place, and 3rd and 4th place decided on card play-offs.
There were 6 Twos, with each Two receiving 10 golf balls. If you haven’t already collected your prizes, they can be collected from the Proshop.
Congratulations to all the winners, we hope to see everyone at the 2nd Men’s Invitation Day on Sunday 4th August.
I would firstly like to congratulate our Head Green keeper Danny Tyrrell being selected to the greens staff at the up coming open golf championship in Royal Portrush Golf Club Northern Ireland. I wish him all the best and acknowledge that it is a great honour for him and for Gathurst Golf Club.
The course is looking in very good condition with excellent reports coming in from both members and visitors alike.
Weather permitting the Greens will be micro hollow tyined on or around the 13th May. An E-mail will be sent out to confirm this before the work is started.
The new bunkers have been sprayed and will have sand in them by the week commencing 29th April .
The bridge has now been completed at the 17th tee. Work will commence on the second bridge crossing to the 18th tee shortly. The third and final bridge at the crossing for the 16th green to the 17th tee will be completed towards the end of the year.
The new ditches are starting to green up. The areas that need to be reseeded will be done. The pipe ends that are a little unsightly will be trimmed and finished.
The new tees at the 6th and 12th will come in to play mid May.
The area around the 13th and 16th fairways where the grass was removed, to repair the new bunkers is to be rotavated and reseeded.
As is the area along side the 2nd fairway.
New bays have been made to collect the grass cuttings and leaves along the 1st 2nd 3rd 4th& 6th this will enable us to start making our own compost.
Work has now started on the new nursery at the rear of the 3rd tee. This should provide us with new grass to be used to renovate more bunkers and tees this coming winter.
The sand at the side of the 9th tee has now been seeded with experimental grass seed for greens. Trials will take place through out the season.
Chairman of Greens Committee
Attended by Lady Captain Phyllis Wiggington, Lady Vice Captain Elaine King, Lady President Maragaret Lenegan, President Bill Mcmath,Vice Captain Ben Johnson and Junior Organizer Doug Pickering.
Daniel Ainscough was chosen as the Junior Captain for a second year. Congratulations Daniel.
Gathurst held the 42nd Ladies Annual Dinner on 22nd February.
The evening of good food, good wine, and great company was enjoyed by all at the traditional pre-season gathering.
The Lady Captain, Mrs. Phyll Wigginton, addresses the audience welcomes her guests Mrs. Norma Fisher and Mrs. Joyce Jordan.
The President, Mr. Bill McMath, presents flowers to the ladies’ President, Mrs. Margaret Lenagan.
Flowers for the Ladies’ Captain, Mrs.Phyll Wigginton, from the Captain, Mr. Jim Wall.
We are currently recruiting for our Ladies’ section and have launched a new initiative called ‘Ladies Get into Golf’. We are asking for your help to introduce any interested, prospective beginner ladies (wives, girlfriends, sisters, daughters, friends, etc.) to the club.
If you know someone who may be interested in joining the Ladies’ section, then please invite them along to our Open Day so that they can give it a try.
New ladies who are beginners will initially be offered a FREE group lesson by Chris Clarke (the club professional) at the Open Day on Sunday 7th April (meet at 2:00pm for a 2:30pm lesson). Can’t make the Open Day? no problem; just attend one of two FREE taster sessions, either Thursday 25th April (4:30pm – 6:00pm), or Saturday 27th April (3:00pm – 4:30pm).
The taster sessions will be followed by a series of 5 weekly sessions to hone skills, costing a bargain price of £25 for each set of 5.
For further information please take a look at the leaflet below; download a copy and pass it on: Get into Golf Brochure
Interested ladies can reserve a place on the taster sessions by completing the application form in the leaflet, sending an email with details to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by just turning up on the Open Day.