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IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO ALL MEMBERS

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

To all golfers who use buggies and electric trollies
this winter.As you will be aware when the course gets wet during the winter, buggies in particular and electric trollies to a lesser extent can cause significant damage.

There are some areas which are always very wet and are very obvious and these should not be accessed at any time by buggies or electric trolleys.

Rather than using specific buggy routes which
deteriorate badly very quickly we would seek your cooperation and common sense by
following the recommendations set out below.

Please remember this is YOUR COURSE and we should ALL try to keep it in the best possible condition.

HOLE 1/10

From the tee use the area between the trees on the
right (or the semi on the left if necessary) and walk out to your ball if on
the fairway.

Near the dip avoid all the obviously wet areas and ideally use the path on the left. If you do use the right side keep to the right of the trees where it is drier before heading for the matting path leading towards the 2nd tee.

HOLE 2/11

From the tee use the path on the left to the footpath and then turn left until you reach the tree line. Follow the right side of the trees walking into the fairway to play your shot. Continue to the right of the former bunker into the trees and then to the right of the green.

If you must use the left side use the same route and cross the fairway in a dry area only.

HOLE 3/12

Use common sense to use the dry areas before accessing the path to the bottom. Once at the bottom either walk up to the green and then
to the tee or take the now widened path up to the car park – no other routes are acceptable.

HOLE 4/13

The whole fairway gets very wet so use common sense to find the best and driest route avoiding the winter green.

HOLE 5/14

Use the paths at all times.

HOLE 6/15

Take the path to the right onto the matting and leave buggies/trollies to the left and behind the 1st green. Don’t drive across to the tee.

Now keep to the right towards the dip then go left across and behind the trees in the dip and round to gain a more gentle slope to the upper fairway some short walks may be necessary.

It is inadviseable to take buggies or electric
trollies beyond the old course boundary so please use the path on the left and
walk to the green either  from the old 8th
tee area or from the start of the path.

HOLE 7/16

To reach the temporary par 3 8th tee find
the driest route which currently is back down the 6th and across at the driest point. A bit of common sense is required.

Use the semi either side to the green but avoid the apron to the green.

If we are using the “old course” a different tee and route apply.

HOLE 8/17

Try to keep to the semi either side and avoid the
right of the winter green so go left through the trees and then on the drier ground across the front of the green.

For the “old course “8th keep left of
and above the winter green.

HOLE 9/18

Use the path down to the tee but avoid the wet area adjoining the old 9th tee.

It is important to avoid the very wet area between the old 9th tee and the 8th green.

From the tee cross the 8th fairway and follow the route left of the winter green up left of the green and onto the fairway taking care to avoid the winter green.

Up the 9th/18th  try to always use the route up through the trees on the right although this may involve a small amount of walking.

WITH YOUR HELP AND CO-OPERATION IT WILL BE POSSIBLE TO MINIMISE THE DAMAGE TO THE COURSE.

W Monetti – Captain 

GREEN'S COMMITTEE STATEMENT TO MEMBERS

Dear Members of G.G.C.

As the golfing season is drawing to an end we just wanted to thank you for the continued support you have given to
Neil and his team, since embarking on what has proved to be a challenging time for our course in the late spring and summer.

Since December 2017 Neil and Adam have been doing a sterling job maintaining the course and greens, with the able  assistance of numerous volunteers of our members, and I am sure you would all agree that they have all gone above and beyond their expected duties. We therefore send our thanks and appreciation to them all.

As some of you might be aware, the Greens Committee are already working toward their projected 5-year plan, to improve the greens and course, and we have already noticed some massive improvements, particularly on the fairways, which are playing a lot better and are probably the best in Bury at the moment. The Greens have been plagued with a thatch problem, for which we are hollow coring two to three times a year in accordance with advice we received, and we look forward to reaping the benefits of this action in future years. Whilst the hollow coring has to be carried out in conjunction with the weather this year it
has been necessary for it  to be carried out in conjunction with a machine being loaned to us for trial purposes.

As an update on what’s been happening /going to happen:

During the winter months we are scheduled to have drainage improvement works carried out. This will affect the 4th,8th, and 9th fairways, but we have been
assured that the works will be carried out with minimum disruption. For certain periods it may necessitate the use of the winter green on the 4th.

Also, Neil is planning to hand mow the greens to ensure a better cut is made, with less use of heavier machinery and this will provide us with a better finish and less impact coming out of the winter / leading into spring.

This plan will also work alongside already planned autumn / winter works that are normally required, and impact to play will be kept to a minimum, and we the Committee, appreciate your understanding during this time.

Since 2017, as some members are aware, we introduced a new system that allowed a more detailed check on how the
machines are running. As a result, we have had less breakdowns or issues with the machinery. However, it has been highlighted that we have got an issue with two machines which will both need to be replaced as they are no longer fit for purpose.

The Cushman is now over 20 years old and has served us well but is now beyond repair and needs replacing, the
recommendation is for a 6x4 gator all purpose vehicle which we aim to acquire from John Deere later this year. The other machine is the greens machine which will be replaced by a John Deere 2500b greens machine, a high bred machine which is more economical and quieter. The acquisition of these machines is essential if we are to maintain, and hopefully improve, our course.

The Greens Committee will continue to keep members updated throughout the coming weeks, and as always if
you have any suggestions / observations that you feel will help improve the course then please feel free to approach Wayne or other members of the committee.

Thanks for your continued support.

Chair of Greens

Wayne Monetti

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