Management Committee – Agronomy / Course Management Overview
Following on from the A.G.M. and the vote to expand the Management Committee in order to enable more commitment to short/medium and long- term strategy for the care, management and development of the Church and Holywell courses, it has been agreed by the Committee that a general overview/audit of our current Course Policy, Working Practices and Agronomic advice be undertaken.
This is not by any means a criticism of the way the courses have been managed during the most recent periods, merely an opportunity to review the processes involved to secure the high standards expected by St Enodoc’s Members and Visitors.
Mr Chris Haspell has been contracted to audit the courses on this basis. Chris has a wealth of experience in managing fescue grasses, having worked in the development of Castle Stuart, and is currently project managing a new golf course development project – Coul Links in Dornoch. More detail on Chris’s credentials can be found at https://www.coullinks.co.uk/chris-haspell
As well as an overview of our current course policies and practices, other areas included in the review will be:
1. Staffing levels and machinery - to achieve a sustainable and consistent standard on both courses throughout the seasons.
2. A full understanding of where we should try to consistently position ourselves regards course standards and what makes our courses fun to play for Golfers of all abilities. i.e. at what level do we manage our rough, and what philosophy should we adopt; a more comprehensive spray program or more mechanical intervention.
The Committee will then evaluate all of the advice given by both Chris and our Course Agronomist John O’Sullivan to formulate a Course Management Policy to publicise and implement accordingly.
The Management Committee.
19th April 2018