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Course Report: Winter Works Continues……

 

Winter Course Report (Feb)

Two months on from the last meeting the general weather situation is still good for this time of year. Winter is on our side at present with only a handful of closures and some of these have been caused by the fog,

During the milder spells we are noticing some growth so Tees and Aprons are being cut once a week along with Fairways.


BUNKERS

The main focus this month has been bunker work, the first stage is to edge and tidy the bunker and then we are adding new sand where needed.

I have also had a mini digger on hire this week and have been targeting the bunkers that seem to hold water after rainfall.

A1 left hand side has now got an internal trench leading to a soakaway and will have new sand all over, A4 front bunker has got a small soakaway in and will have new sand.

A8 right hand side fairway bunker has had a pipe and soakaway installed, B9 green side has got a small soakaway with existing drainage being checked, B3 back bunker and C1 fairway bunker have had soakaways put in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the colder weather we have been doing tree work behind B2 green, in the copse to the right of A7 carry and alongside B1 Tee.

 

GREENS

The greens are still looking very good for this time of the year with only Four greens suffering from disease scars and my only conclusion is that these areas have come under stress during the summer months possibly in very warm temperatures so we need to be applying more water to these greens.

 

The sarell rollers have been used again this month for some surface aeration.

Applications this month are Iron and Fungicide and Seaweed andsoil penetrant.

 

A big thank you to all the members who put some money in the greenkeepers box, the lads and I went out for a nice meal and some drinks which was great for a bit of team bonding.

 

Simon Justice

Head Greenkeeper

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TO WIN:

1-Find the win code on our website using clue given. wincode example: [ 2-4-1 GOLF]

2- Using the CONTACT, form email us your name, address and win code.

3- 2 Prizes drawn at random each week. If successful you will be emailed and sent a voucher for your prize.

 

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£44/fourball

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  • Proper Golf attire and golf shoes are required
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  • Valid  until September 30th 2017

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  • Choices must be from the MAIN MEALS MENU, found at the bar.
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3 for the price of 2 lessons with Danny Harris.

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To receive prizes, the chosen winners must have a UK address. Maximum one prize per week.

 

If you have  questions please email Billy at info@wellowgolfclub.co.uk.

Danny’s Blog- Do lessons work?

Do lessons work?

and 

Does modern equipment make much difference?

Here we go again, these months really are going by fast, it’ll be Christmas again soon! 

You may be aware that golf as a sport is struggling! New comers to the game are falling, despite the game being easier to access and as affordable as it has ever been! I intend to run beginner and improvement  classes in the coming months, so if you have relatives, friend or work colleagues that are thinking of taking up the game, please keep your eyes peeled for some upcoming dates on the website and social media.


So, this months topic covers two very common questions we get asked here in the shop.

Do lessons work?

and

Does this modern equipment make much difference?

The answer to the first question is, well yes. If you can find a good coach and you are able to “listen” and work on the things you’ve been told, the trouble is there so much information on the Internet now, videos and various sites offering you the secret to better golf.  

It’s very easy to get yourself in a right mess, trying to improve the wrong thing! Some of the things online are so confusing and to be honest “ridiculous “.  I don’t even understand some of the information being thrown around.

 

“I’ve always believed to be a good coach you have to be a good communicator”

Listen to Butch Harmon or the great John Jacobs (RIP) and you’ll know what I mean. They speak in a way that even my Granny can understand.

Below is a quote I lifted from a Facebook page group I’m a member off. 

“Bad trail elbow flexion/extension rates  and lead wrist radial/Ulnar movements tend to be the biggest causes of golfers hitting the ground behind the ball.”

I know I’m a not the smartest guy, but seriously!! It’s language like that that scare golfers away from taking lessons.

 I find it all rather worrying, now I promise you I won’t use language like that in a lesson. It’s massively important to me that my pupil understands why they hit a poor shot, and what they need to do to improve it and how they are going to do that. Whether it’s doing simple exercises at home or hitting balls at a range, which again is pupil dependent.


So anyway I’ll get off my soap box and get back to the original questions.

Do lessons really work?

Well if you take a look at last months medal winners and their crazy scores (a nett 58, and three 64’s), they have all had a lesson or taking lessons and reaping the rewards.

To answer my second question, does modern equipment make a difference? Two of the guys mentioned above have recently bought new equipment from Neil and myself following our advice! So I think we can safely say YES, equipment can make a difference and YES lessons can and do WORK.

That’s enough for now, please let me know what you think of my ramblings and any topics you would like me to cover.

Let’s hope the warmer weather is not too far away.

 

Danny

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