Club Updates On The Course and in the Club House.
The O/B stakes on the 5th Fairway are now in place, please read the NOTICE on the Greens Notice Board for the Definition for O/B.
The weather is playing havoc with the course and our finishing the winter projects, but we are confident all will be completed shortly.
The Hawthorn hedge on the 6th fairway has been layerd some 100 meters from the top. The intention is to lay about 100 meters each year until completed.
The Greens measured on the Stint Meter read on average 8ft 6in on the 5th March 2013 a outstanding speed for the winter time especially with the weather we have had for months.The intention is to maintain a speed during summer of between 9 and 10ft this may be increased for some Competitions.
The Greens have been outstanding in firmness, quality of roll and speed throughout the winter.
The Ladies are to have New Lockers these will be fitted just after Easter. The Ladies are funding about 40% of the cost out of their own funds and topped up by the Lady Captains fund raising raffle.
The Greens Staff have removed the old Lockers and also completed all of the decoration.
A new Patio adjoining the rear of the clubhouse is to be built some time in April, this Project is to be totally funded from the proceeds of the 2012 and 2013 FESTIVAL OF GOLF WEEKS. Thank you to all the Members that took part in 2012 and the Members we trust will take part in 2013.
24 March 2013
March Greens Minutes in members section.
The Notes on the Minutes of the Greens Meeting held on the 14th March 2013 are now in the Members section.
Presentation Evening - 16th November 2012
Andrew Martin - 2012 winner of the Club Shield.
Ian Curley - 2012 winner of the Club Championship and the Jackson Trophy.
Terry Salt and Grandson Gareth - 2012 winners of the Spring Fourball.
Lisa and Phill Davies - 2012 winners of the Mixed Foursomes.
Alan Tipping - 2012 winner of the Medal Final.
Gareth McKay (showing his support for Movember) - 2012 winner of the President's Prize.
Michael Laverick - 2012 winner of the Ivor Povey Net Eclectic Trophy and Order of Merit.
On the 16th November our Annual Presentation Evening took place. The evening was very well attended and so a big thank you to those who showed their support.
Here are just a few photographs of the evening. All of the photographs can now be viewed within the Gallery in the Members Section.
A special thank you to Brian Baggaley for taking the photographs.
Ian McCue - Sentinel Cup Champion 2012
Our congratulations to Ian McCue on winning the Sentinel Cup back in September.
Ian has previously entered the Sentinel Cup but only ever got to the quarter-finals so this is a superb achievement and one he should be very proud of. It really does go to show "if at first you don't succeed".
Very well done Ian.
Latest Agronomist Report in the Members Section
The latest STRI report is now in the Members Section.
6 Nov 2012
Divots on Fairways
Members and guests of Leek Golf Club please help us to improve our fairways by using a divot bag.
Against the first tee is situated the rack of DIVOT BAGS and a Bin containing a mixture of soil and seed.
These are filled on a regular basis by the green staff for players to take with them so that they can fill any divots that they make or other divots they see while playing on the fairways.
Anyone using a trolley can slip one of the bags over the trolley handle and use it up over the 18 holes, for anyone carrying we realise it is not so easy to do.
If you take a divot while playing and you fill it with a seed and soil mixture afterwards you will be helping to to improve the fairways by introducing new grass into the fairways and as such doing your bit for the club.
When taking a divot if you use a divot bag there is no need to fetch back the divot and replace it.
When you replace a divot there is the chance that birds will turn over the divot and this leaves the divot exposed. Not good if it is you that happens to play your next shot out of the divot.
One of the answers given for not using a divot bag is that it is the green keepers job not mine. Ok but everything has a cost so while they are doing that and there are a lot of divots daily on the golf course they are not doing something else and we all want everything else doing.
It is one small job we members can do for the club to help to keep costs and in turn our subs down each year.
Please do your bit and encourage your playing partners to do theirs, "every little helps".
The Professionals Tips.
The Professional Fred Fearn gives his hole by hole tips in the Course Planner.
Check it out for advice on how to play each hole.
Articles of interest to Members in the Members area including the Agronomist Report
In the Members area are The Agronomists Report, an article titled (The Bunkers are Terrible) and the Pitchcare Magazines article of our Head Green Keepers early days at our club.