LGC - THE FACE FUNGUS FAN CLUB
Dave Griffiths is leading this year's MOVEMBER fund raiser at Leek Golf Club.
If any members would like to sponsor the 'Face Fungus Fan Club' please go to the following web address to make your donation:
Best of luck to all taking part.
Congratulations Mike Wootton
Congratulations to Mike Wootton on his appointment to the position of Hon. Secretary for the North Staffordshire Golf Captain's Association.
We wish you all the best for the coming year.
Success for League Team
Congratulations to our League teams in the finals day at Wolstanton Golf Club.
Leek won the Dofsky Cup and were runners up in the J.C. Scratch Cup.
The Dofsky winning team:-
Andy Tooth, Pete Corden, Zulf Khalifa, Team Captain Mark Shea, Ross Martin and Dave Alcock.
Personal Liability Insurance
NOTICE TO MEMBERS
PERSONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE
In the Niddry Castle case a golfer was found to be 70% (£280,000) liable for serious injury caused to a fellow golfer by a miss-hit shot and the Club 30% (£120,000) liable for inadequate signage of the foreseeable danger.
Your Management Committee decided that it would be in the best interests of Leek Golf Club and all members to explore the possibility of arranging personal liability cover for members, en bloc, through the club’s insurers.
I am pleased to report that this has now been arranged and all members are covered for personal liability whilst playing golf anywhere in the world.
Also, all visitors to Leek Golf Club are covered whilst playing golf at Leek which, in effect, guarantees that all golfers playing at Leek carry insurance for personal liability.
The Premium, which equates to less than £3 per member, is to be financed through general club funds.
NOTE: The cover only includes personal liability and does not include loss or damage to equipment etc.
OUT of BOUNDS STAKES
Please Note that the White Out of Bounds Stakes alongside the 5th Fairway are deemed to be fixed, removing a white stake is breaking a RULE of GOLF.
Leek Golf Club Members Win Mixed Alliance
Congratulations to Jan Moss and Alan Bonehill on winning the Mixed Alliance at Trentham Park on the 25th September.
They won with a score of 41 points.
WELL DONE GEORGE!
August Extra Medal - Thursday 22nd August 2013
Our Past President and Life Member Mr George Tatton scored 79 gross (net 65) at the age of 79. He followed this on Monday 2nd September with a hole in one at the 4th.
Many congratulations George. It just goes to show you are never too old to be a bandit!
Conway Professional to Retire
Conway's longstanding Professional Mr Peter Leese will be retiring in October 2013.
I'm sure you will join me in wishing him a long and happy retirement and thank him for his fellowship over many years.
I will be writing to him on behalf of members but please feel free to send your own best wishes.
Qualifying Age for Senior Section
I can confirm that the qualifying age for the Seniors Section has been reduced from 60 years to 55 years to bring us in line with other Golf Clubs.
This is with effect from the 28th August 2013.
I am pleased to report that Jenny Cordon has been appointed Captain of Staffordshire Lady Vets and Brian Baggaley has been appointed Captain of North Staffordshire Golf Captain's Association.
I am sure all members will join the Management Committee in congratulating Jenny and Brian on their appointments and wishing them every success for the coming year.
Greens Minutes now in the Members Section
Please log into the Members Section to view the Greens Minutes of the 22 August 2013.
The Latest Agronomist Report is now in the Members Section.
Members can view the Excellent Agronomist report of our Course in the Members Section.
The visit was made on the 24th of June 2013, the comments from Paul Woodham with regards to his findings at Leek are worthy of a viewing by Members.
Leek Golf Club
2 August 2013
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.