Despite being very early in the year, we are looking to take advantage of the dry, mild weather to carry out our Spring greens maintenance next week (Tues 8th/Weds 9th Feb).
The work will be relatively light, consisting of a 6mm hollow-core and light top-dress. This should ensure a relatively quick recovery but will also mean no major disruption in early Spring when we would normally carry out this work.
Tuesday 8th February: Holes 1-9 temporary greens / 10-18 on normal greens.
Wednesday 9th February: Holes 10-18 temporary greens / 1 – 9 on normal greens.
It’s an unfortunate fact that BSEGC does not enjoy the best of practice facilities, we simply don’t have enough Real Estate to provide a large and comprehensive range of facilities. All the more reason to use the facilities we do have wisely, safely and with consideration to other members. In order to address some recent concerns would members please observe the following;
Practice Putting Green. Use it for chipping but don’t loft the ball higher than the flagsticks.
Driving Range. DO NOT use any club which will fly the ball over the netting at the far end EVEN IF there isn’t anyone on the practice hole green. It is dangerous! There has been a recent case of a member nearly being hit as he stood by the 10th green! If you want to hit long shots go to the bottom of the Practice Hole.
Practice Hole Green. This is primarily used for chipping, short pitches and bunker shots and is used by the Professionals for teaching. Please do not hit full shots to this green and whatever shots you do hit repair any pitch marks.
New Target. We will introduce a new target “green” approx 75 – 100 yds short of the Practice Hole Green. Use this as a target instead of the Practice Hole Green.
Rough will be allowed to grow up to about 25 yds short of the existing practice green to limit pitches to that distance and thus protect the surface.
Be aware that the Practice Hole is for members use only and you should use your own balls.
Appropriate signage will be introduced so please do your bit to stay within the “rules” to ensure everyone can get the most out of our limited practice facilities.
It’s not ideal, we know that but it’s the best we’ve got.
Chair of Greens
18-HOLE COURSE – No Preferred lies (30.4.22)
R & A : 20 Must Know Rules of Golf Changes for 2019 (www.randa.org)
Click here to view RandA 20 Must Know Rules of Golf 2019