Pontardawe Golf Club
A hidden gem with spectacular panoramic views

Winter Works

Tuesday 5th of November 2013 13:00
The summer activities, such as cutting greens and fairways, watering, worming, etc., usually end in November. Time for the hard work to begin for the ground staff in often, fairly inclement weather, for us to reap the benefits in future golfing years.

I think all the members will join me in congratulating our head green keeper Jamie Probert and his team for a tremendous summer of golf on an immaculate course. A lot of which is due to the strategically planned
winter works carried out over previous years.

Jamie has informed me the 5 year drainage plan is going well and he is happy with its progress.
 
It's pretty evident to see the benefits of previous winter works when we have wet weather, with the course draining much quicker and a lot of the predominately wet areas of the course are without doubt drier than in years gone by.

You've only got to listen to the compliments by members and guests and even professional golfers who have played our course all telling us what terrific condition the course has been in
 
Look at all the new members we've had due to the superb condition of the course. Our open days and charity days have really well supported and tee off times have been fully booked for all events
 
Now that all the big competitions and charity days have finished the winter works will begin. When major works such as ditch clearing, or course drainage is required, works are best carried out in the winter months where minimal disruption to play is possible.
 
Thanks Jamie
 
"It seems like everybody wants to play at Pontardawe Golf Club"

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