Beaconsfield Golf Club

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Beaconsfield Golf Club
Seer Green, Beaconsfield
Bucks, HP9 2UR

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From the General Manager

Dogs -   With effect from 1 March and for a trial period of 6 months the Board have agreed that dogs will be allowed on the course after 1 pm but not during competitions.   Only members may bring dogs, which at all times must be kept under control.  Owners will at all times be responsible for their dogs’ behavior and for clearing and disposing of any excrement.

Gemma Dryburgh – I am pleased to advise that there has been an encouraging number of initial donations to the Fund set up to help Gemma in her maiden year on the LPGA Tour.  The Administrators have met and are looking at various fund-raising initiatives but all support is welcomed and we have set up a dedicated bank account for Gemma and any donation may be sent by BACS transfer to:

Beaconsfield Golf Club No 2 account at Barclays
Sort code 20-02-06   Account no 43129020
Please also include your name as reference

Club Championships – As advised earlier in the year Club Championship Day in 2018 is Saturday 30 June and for the first time both the Men’s and Ladies’ Championship will be played on the same day.   The Golf & Competitions Committee are keen to make this a real highlight in the Calendar and the competition will conclude with a BBQ for all competitors, during which Prize Giving will take place.  Family, friends, and all members will be able to attend.   Full details and timings will follow nearer the time but please keep the early evening free.  

Course Projects – The Green Tees are now complete and there will be an official course measurement later this week.   It is planned, weather permitting, to bring the Green course into official play in the spring.  It remains a priority to progress plans for the practice area later in the year and we are arranging a ‘course presentation’ evening for members which Stuart will lead – this will take place a weekday evening in the summer and I will advise the date in next month’s Niblick.   Please note that the white stakes which border the Practice Ground are not out-of-bounds posts but are there to add definition to the Range.   We will soon be colouring the tips to avoid any confusion for visitors. 

Golf Matters – Members will be aware of the new Handicap changes for 2018.  The Club have decided however that the maximum handicaps for all adult competitions will remain at 28 for men and 36 for ladies.  With effect form 1 April entry fees for all club competitions will be taken from Members’ Club cards upon check-in for competitions rather than on sign-up.  This should facilitate the process for both participants and the Office.   The Committee have decided to introduce a 4-ball match play knock-out competition for Men – this will start in 2019 and will be played throughout the summer.

Rules & Quiz – I have been asked to clarify - if a marker post or distance post cannot be moved it may be treated as an immovable obstruction and relief taken under Rule 24-2.  Note there is no line of sight relief for an immovable obstruction.   A good response to last month’s rules question and the correct answer is that both players are disqualified.  After a draw made by David Booker this month’s winner of one of the finest bottles is Saul Lockwood.  (PS The Club Champion submitted a wrong answer!).   This month’s teaser: 

“Tim is partnering Craig in a foursomes match.   Tim drives off (correctly as it is his turn) and then Craig also hits a tee shot thinking it’s a four ball.   Do they lose the hole, or if not, is there a penalty and who plays the next shot?”

Bits and Bobs – Unsurprisingly following the recent tree-work on the course there is plenty of wood for all your log burners – please feel free to help yourselves from the Artisans’ car park.   Finally, as noted by Stuart, we have had hundreds of daffodils planted around the putting green and members are kindly asked to avoid crossing the area during the next few weeks.

Chris Gotla

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The spring greens renovations (Course Maintenance) scheduled for week commencing the 26th February looks almost certain to be delayed by frozen ground. Obviously if things change we will carry on but have provisionally pencilled in the following week as a backup.

The greens have come through the winter months in great condition, with little or no disease and plenty of grass cover. During the renovations we will hollow core removing approximately 5-6% of the surface thatch for two reasons.

To continue to dilute the thatch on the surface by removing a plug and backfilling with pure sand to help improve drainage and firmness.
Create some space within the top 3-4inches of the greens to allow the PCD drainage lines to settle, once rolled.

After renovations the greens will return to having two holes; the one with the pin in is in play. The second hole proved to be a great success during extreme weather, allowing us to move the pin every day and spread the wear especially when the greens were frozen solid.


Over the next 4-6 weeks the team will give the whole course a spring clean. Bunkers will be renovated which involves the redistributing and adding of fresh sand. Whilst the ground is frozen and we are unable to work on the grass, a small team will install some drainage sumps in the wetter bunkers as we look for more consistency. Paths will be rotavated and topped with fresh material. The large wet area on the path from the 5th to 14th has been drained during a recent closure. All tee blocks, signs, 150 posts etc. will be cleaned and painted. The anti-slip on the 14th foot bridge will be replaced. The direction post at the back of the 8th green will be replaced (it fell over). Everything around the course will be fertilized with any worn areas being over seeded.

Please avoid walking on the newly planted daffodils surrounding the putting green.

Stuart Langhorn

Bunker Drainage

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