On Sunday 18th August, playing conditions made scoring difficult for the competitors who had entered the Mixed Foursomes Competitions on both courses. Andy Bunt and Terri Gliddon who had reached their ten year deadline for trophy acquisition were seen to be negotiating a contract extension in the bar afterwards! Captain Bob Cruse invited volunteers to guess the winning total for the first Viscountess Clifden Competition held in 1906 and Mary Rayment won the prize for the most accurate guess with the actual gross score being 127. The following pairs played their way into the prizes:
Winners - Martin & Kath Biddle - 33 points
Runners up - Bob & Annie Cruse - 29 points
Martin thanked everyone involved in the organisation of the day and congratulated Kath on being able to get him out of trouble when needed!
Winners - Simon & Jane Pain - 35 points
The Bannerman Trophy will be played on the Championship weekend in September.
Requirements and Process
Church Course Closure
Commences Wednesday 11th September (15:30) - Course reopens (07:30) Saturday 14th September
This year the Church Course will need to be hollow cored with a 13mm tine. It will incorporate the surrounds and tees.
The process consists of firstly taking a core from the surfaces, they are then removed to leave a clean surface for the next stage.
Once the cores have been cleaned from the surface, a fescue seed mix and a granualted bio stimulant will be applied to aid recovery. The operation will then be completed with a top dressing of pure sand. Using sand will fill the holes and create soil to seed contact for better germination.
The Holywell will require a similar process but with a 13mm solid tine, this will cause less disruption therefore producing a quicker operation.
Overseeding and bio-stimilant will also accompany the work carried out on the course.