As we enter that time of year where the turkeys are getting vey nervous and the guy with the big white beard is reviewing his naughty and nice list, we thought we would give you our last update of 2021.
We were delighted to learn that one of our own, Mr Graham Cross, an active member of our team is the Vice Captain Elect for 2022 – Congratulations Graham and the best of luck to you.
In our previous update we outlined the Winter plans and the “big project” is the 15th hole. Work will start on this on Friday the 10th of December and should be largely completed by the the 16th of December.
Gordon Irvine is joining our team on the 10th and working with us each day on building the new tee and redesigning the green side bunkers and this part of the redesign work should be completed by the 16th. We are aiming to keep all 18 holes open during this period, however, the 13th and the 15th will be shortened.
A number of the poplars have now been cut down and this will assist the growth of the other species of trees we have on the course. Those of you who have played over the last day or so will have noticed the big poplar tree on the right of the 2nd and the 3rd has been removed.
This was not in our plans but on inspection by the tree surgeon, it was identified that large parts of this tree were dead and was to quote “an accident waiting to happen”.
The safety of our members is paramount and for those of us who recall the tragic accident that severely injured our friend and Past Captain, Gerry Morgan we are sure you will agree that we had no option but to have the tree felled.
An oak tree is already in place and will in time replace the poplar.
The next few months will see some great work being undertaken on the course and we hope you enjoy seeing the changes as they happen.
Finally, from all the Greens Team we would like to wish everyone connected with Bury Golf Club All the very best for Christmas and the New Year.