SUDBROOK MOOR GOLF CLUB and DRIVING RANGE

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WELCOME TO 2017

AUGUST 2017
A great job has been completed during the 1st week of the month, 
over 3 days, with the bi- annual deep tyning and sanding process.  Thank you for your  patience while the greens were sandy.
  Recovery accelerated when we had 2 days of solid rain on the 8th
 and 9th of the month.
The newly seeded areas on the course are now open.  The 3rd and
 4th holes are now fully renovated and all areas in play.  Please do
 not park at the front of the 3rd green while you putt, as this slows
 down play.  Please park your trolley and bags at the back right exit
 of the 3rd green, on the new path.  This allows playt from the 3rd
 tee to proceed when you have left the green and proceeded to the
 new 4th tee.
JULY 2017
The 2 Club Championships were played over the week-end of the
 8th and 9th July and the newly completed 3rd and 4th holes were
 fully in play.
JUNE 2017
The golf course has never looked so good
NEW 4TH / 13TH TEE OPEN FOR PLAY THIS WEEK-END
Saturday 24th June 2017 - Open Invitation Day. Tee reserved from 7.45am to 12.30pm approx. All welcome after then. Please come and try the new tee. Players are requested to take their golf clubs to the right and behind the green, ready to climb up the front of the new tee.
The Golf Course is playing at its best - congratulations Jimbo Sergeant, on all your effort and expertise.
S ince Tuesday 6th June, there has been a Temporary Tee on the fourth hole, owing to the commencement of the massive project behind the 3rd green and the construction of a new path,and a wider and longer 4th tee. Around 200+ tonnes of soil have been imported, and, on Monday 12th June the 4th tee was completely re-turfed with BIG ROLL turf, grown by Simon Hutton's TILLERS' TURF at his Lincoln site.   For the June Monthly Medal on the 10th June,  the competition was still valid as a qualifier for Handicap purposes by siting the 3 sets of tees over the other 17 holes, at maximum length to cope with the reduction in length of the 4th hole..  Similar provision will be made for any competitions over the next days, until the newly turfed 4th tee is opened.  With BIG ROLL turf, it can usually be IN PLAY within 24 hours - specially grown for QUICK RECOVERY sites, such as football pitches, where play must be back to normal within hours of the job being completed !!!!  May we congratulate Simon Hutton and Jim Segeant, Tim Hutton Proprietor, and all the Team from FINETURF whi have united over the past days to get the job nearly completed.  WATCH OUT for the final tidying up process and the full aesthetics.
We are SO grateful to FINETURF for subsidising this project, which would normally be beyond the means of SUDBROOK MOOR GOLF CLUB.
MAY 2017
Advance notice that the USGA Course Rating Assessment Team will be visiting us from England Golf, on Monday 22nd May 2017. This will require a short 1ST TEE reservation from 10.15am to 11.30am to give the Team clear access to the golf course. Please make a note of this if you are likely to be playing on that morning.
ALL LINCOLNSHIRE GOLF COURSES ARE BEING SYSTEMATICALLY ASSESSED, AND WE ARE THE 1ST !!
AND THIS IS WHAT THEY WROTE TO US A FEW DAYS LATER
"   It was a very pleasant surprise when we arrived and had our first sight of the Club. What a delightful course you have a Sudbrook Moor and with excellent golfing facilities and a great little club house, where we all had an lovely lunch.

You should both feel very proud of yourselves for creating and maintaining such a hidden little gem.

The rating went very well and I shall now pass my report to England Golf and you will hear from them directly, in due course, with your current SS for both the Men and Ladies.   "
DIANNE RAFFERTY AND THE ASSESSMENT TEAM FROM ENGLAND GOLF


THE NEW LOOK 3RD HOLE
On the 8th May Tim started the next stage of renovating the 3rd
 hole and has successfully completed the uprooting of 30+ tree
 stumps behind the 3rd  green.  Part 2, the removal from site and the tilling was completed on Wednesday 10th May.  This is all part of exciting progress in the  total re-vamp of this  part of the course.  Thank you for your  interest - we receive many  enquiries about the plans.
APRIL 2017
WHAT ABOUT THIS FOR PROGRESS ?!!
The past few weeks have been very productive in the maintenance
 of the golf course.  You will have noticed the new very smart paths
 on both the 5th - from the main tee area to the stone
 bridge spanning  the ditch - and a much improved path alongside the right side of the 8th  green.  This has alleviated 2 paddly, much used areas.

The triangle at the 6th tee is now completed, with the removal of
 the tree stumps infront of the shelter, and a new hard surface.  The
 rabbits are not happy and continue to come each night to scrape
 away at the new path.  The tarpaulin laid is helping to deter the
 digging of a new warren, but the scraping seems to be at random.

Where tree stumps are being removed, re-landscaping and re-
seeding are underway     i.e. 2 Leylandii were removed at the front
 left of the 2nd green, a willow was removed at the back right of
 the 9th, various willows were thinned out from the spinney on the
 right of the 1st, 80 yards from the tee.  PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL
 THESE RE-LANDSCAPED AREAS ARE OUT OF PLAY, SO "MUST DROP
OFF WITHOUT PENALTY."

The renovated bunker on the left side of the 3rd green is back in
 play and looking very very smart, as is the other bunker at the
 front middle of the 3rd.  All part of the new make-over
 of the 3rd hole.  When we can, the tree stumps will come out
 behind the green and a newly extended 4th tee area and a new
 path and fence will be the order of the day !!

The course has dried up so much that we are now able to play from
 grass tees and all ropes and hoops have been removed.  We need
 rain !!

All out of bounds posts have been inspected, re-painted, and, where
 necessary, restored.  Sometimes they rot in the ground and
 collapse, but that has been sorted, including some EXTRA LONG
 POSTS alongside the 9th stream boundary, which MIGHT be more
 easily spotted from way-back down at the tees !!

Over-seeding of the 6th Tee will give some new growth, when we
 get some rain !!  General play might be from either the mat or the
 fairway infront of the tee box, so please bear with us on this.  The
 divots on all tees have been re-filled with a sand-seed mix.  This
 job was done by our newest member of staff, JOSH, who you will
 see out on the course on certain days.
MARCH 2017
THANK YOU FOR LOOKING AFTER YOUR GOLF COURSE

The golf course has been drying up very nicely over the recent two week spell of windy, sunnier and warmer conditions.  Jim has been able to move most of the yellow tees from mats to the grass tees.  Most prepared pathways are back in use, with just a few roped and hooped areas still protecting parts that either dry out less readily or suffer from the most wear and tear.  Please continue to walk round these areas.  The ropes and hoops mean “please leave your trolleys outside” and play the shot before returning to your trolley.

PLEASE ....

CONTINUE TO LOOK AFTER ALL AREAS OF THE GOLF COURSE

FEBRUARY 2017
PLENTY GOING ON, NOT WASTING A MINUTE !!
Further work is underway on the 3rd hole, with bunker renovation, adding to the new look 3rd hole, which is summed up as tree removal, new path, larger teeing area and friendlier bunkers
You will also spot further thinning out and spring-pruning of trees all around the course, allowing vital sunshine, air movement and light into as many areas as possible.  The 3rd green and 6th tee are already thriving and benefiting from these procedures.
ALSO-a new look on the 6th hole boundary. Our neighbour, Mr Baines, has removed all his trees and bushes along the old railway line, which provides us with a wonderful new vista but we do not know what his long-term plans are.
JANUARY 2017
The 2017 Competition Calendar is already on the LEFT HAND MENU 
"CLICK" CALENDAR
We look forward to seeing all the competitive members getting
 involved.  If you have any enquiries please come and ask

The Seniors' calendar is also on line * and your personal copy is available to pick up from the Golf Shop.  Please call in and ask.
* CLICK ON "MEMBERS' EXTRA" ON THE LEFT HAND MENU TO REFER TO THE SENIORS' CALENDAR
THERE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS RESULTS AND MUCH MORE TOO, USING THE FAMILIAR PASSWORD THAT YOU USE TO SEE THE MEMBERS' SECTION OF THE WEBSITE - that's the clue.

Please paste link below for Tim's 1 to 2 minute video clips
This is Sudbrook Moor's Channel
Keep clicking back to the Channel as it tries to divert you
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DECEMBER 2016  END OF YEAR CHARITY STATEMENT

The club has continued a strong commitment to its nominated charity, Marie Curie Cancer, and with over 20 years of fund raising we decided to make a bigger effort over the summer.  Funds came in from golf competitions, the forfeits from the charity bunker on the 6th hole (15th), gifts and donations.  The special boost came from an idea from Paul McCarthy, who lent us his own Olympic Torch that he had been privileged to carry as part of the 2012 pre-Olympic relay through Lincolnshire, on its way throughout the UK.  So, during the month of the August Rio Olympics we took donations for photos to be taken with the torch.  The Tuesday Ladies also played a Pentathlon of Golf Competitions and the total sum raised here for Marie Curie Cancer in the July to October period was £722.33.  The total for the year was £1,047.33.  The Seniors’ Captain’s morning raised £119 for the Skegness RNLI Lifeboats.  The national endeavour, Sports Relief, in March inspired the raising of £117.32.  In November, our collection for The Royal British Legion also realised the sum of £135.84.

NOVEMBER 2016 
The membership envelopes were posted out during
 the last week of November, inviting 
RENEWAL OF  MEMBERSHIP IN 2017
Please come to the Golf Shop by 24th December to
 take advantage of the SPECIAL RENEWAL FEES
OCTOBER 2016 UPDATE
We have finally decided to remove the Leylandii hedge
 behind the 3rd green, for the following reasons - to allow more sun and air movement over the green which should yield a healthier green
         ( frost could often be on that green all day ), 
and the trimming and maintenance by staff of that hedge was becoming more and more dangerous each year.
How the new area will be constructed, is under consideration.  We will keep you posted !!
The area of workings is OUT OF PLAY, so please mark, pick up, drop, not nearer the hole, at the nearest point of relief, without penalty.
PLEASE NOTE
ALL RE-SEEDED AREAS WHERE TREE STUMPS WERE REMOVED IN JUNE ARE STILL OUT OF PLAY, TO ALLOW THE NEWLY SPROUTING GRASS TO ESTABLISH.

SEPTEMBER 2016 UPDATE

J imbo's decision to maintain the greens a  little earlier this year, i.e. August and not September, has paid off.  After 3 weeks, they were in fine condition again.  Absolutely brilliant feedback from members and visitors.  Well done Jim and Team, and thank you all for your patience with the effects of sanding etc for a very short time.


AUGUST 2016  UPDATE

Following the greens maintenance 3 weeks ago, they were playing quite slow but they have made a remarkable recovery, considering they had 80 tons of sand spread on them.   In July, Jimbo took this window of opportunity to deep-tine and dress the greens slightly earlier than usual this year and the weather conditions have been excellent. More rain would have been ideal, but the farmers may not agree. This earlier than usual maintenance will stand us in good stead for the rest of the year. If this work had been done later, the greens may not have recovered as quickly and perhaps wouldn't have fully recovered before winter sets in.  We are sure you agree that now the greens have recovered, it has been worth it. Congrats again to Jimbo and Fineturf for their tireless work in July. 
 PLEASE SEE THE LEFT-HAND MENU AND CLICK ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE TO CATCH UP WITH OUR PICTURES OF THE GREENS TRANSFORMATION, ALL SINCE MID-JULY.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE NEWLY SEEDED PATCHES WHERE TREE STUMPS
 HAVE BEEN REMOVED, 
ARE STILL
OUT OF PLAY
THANK YOU

NEW FOR JULY 2016

IMPORTANT NOTICE
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
Monday 18th July 2016

All greens were subject to seasonal maintenance and benefited from welcome rain showers over Thusday 21st and Friday 22nd July.  Course Manager, Jimbo is very pleased with the progress of the greens and says "they will soon be tip-top."


THERE ARE NEWLY SOWN PATCHES OF BROWN EARTH

WHERE FURTHER TREE STUMPS HAVE BEEN REMOVED.

PLAY IS PROHIBITED FROM THESE AREAS

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

NOT G.U.R

BUT OUT OF PLAY

SO.....  MARK THE BALL, DROP OFF, NEAREST POINT,

 NOT NEARER THE  HOLE, WITHIN ONE CLUB LENGTH,

WITHOUT PENALTY


JUNE 2016

NEWS FROM THE TEE

 

The Club's tradition of The Annual Open Invitation Day has its roots in inviting back old friends, as guests, to enjoy a team of 4 event, in Am-Am stableford format.

2016 has further enhanced this celebration with a Royal and national and birthday flavour, commemorating Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday.

There was a fantastic parade of colours, as teams wore the national reds, whites and blues, and the team names were suitably matched.

There were even prizes for the best attire.

VIVA 90 were the top team, on 93 points, comprising Fiona Hutton, Glenn Carpenter, Keith Maclachlan and guest, Colin Gray, of Belton Park.

In 2nd spot, on a back 9 count-back, were NATIONAL TREASURE, with 89 points, in a team of Orlando Pabunan, Peter Alipio, Ronie Alipio and guest, Eddie Berridge, from Belton Park.

Dave Guy and his WINDSOR OLD GUARD pals of Dave Martin, Pete Armstrong and guest from Belton Woods, Darren Woods, also carded 89 points for 3rd prize.

LONG TO REGN OVER US, scoring 88 points, were team led by Mick Massingham, with 3 guests from Belton Park, Gary Scott, Steve Parr and Steve Chambers.

Darren Woods had a bumper day, with 3 spot prizes, namely, Longest Drive and nearest the pins on both hole 7 and 12.

Lorna Jackson, TEAM RED ROYAL STRIKERS and guest from Sandilands, won the Ladies' Trophy for longest Drive on hole 5 and 14.

The 2s sweep was excellently supported with 51 entries, and was shared out amongst the following competitors -  Simon Green of the TEAM ROYAL FOURSOME - hole 12 - Colin Gray TEAM VIVA 90 - hole 3 - Paul Thompson TEAM GREAT IS HER FAITHFULNESS - hole 12 - Darren Woods TEAM WINDSOR OLD GUARD - hole 12 - and Judith Hutton TEAM GREAT IS HER FAITHFULNESS - hole 12.

Brothers Barry and Chris Pogson were awarded best overall team colours prizes, from TEAM RULE BRITANNIA



A message for our Members

We are very grateful for another year, when you have continued to support us by playing your golf at Sudbrook Moor Golf Club.  Thank you for your commitment, particularly when you take advantage of our Pre-Christmas special Unbroken Loyalty Membership Fee, giving us confidence that our somewhat unique system of golf club membership will be viable again into another year.  Membership at Sudbrook Moor has evolved into a structure that provides a very low financial commitment, with modest pay-and-play fees and it would be difficult to replicate this at another golf club.  Successful as the system has been so far, it holds no guarantees of meeting running costs, except for a steady flow of Members week by week, deciding to play golf at Sudbrook Moor.  In this we trust and in this we remain committed: to an ever improving golfing venue, keeping fees as low as possible in order to provide the best possible value.

There are many things that we are thankful for.  The land drains very well, providing us with a golf course that is in good playing condition all year round.  We are in a very pleasant part of the countryside enjoying some of the best weather.  Our plot of land works well with ample parking, Clubhouse, Changing Rooms, Golf Shop and Practice Facilities, including the Driving Range, Putting Greens, Chipping Green and Practice Bunker.  Most of all, there is a friendly atmosphere around the golf club and the credit for this we give you, the Members, with our grateful thanks.                     .

As well as these assets, over which we have little control, we are a proprietary owned golf course, committed to putting our Members first.  An example of this, differentiating us from other golf clubs, is that we try to keep the Tee open for play, with very few reservations, so that our Members can turn up and play almost anytime.  To this end, we do not have visiting Golf Societies, which is a necessity that most other golf clubs are committed to financially, thereby closing their courses to Members for long periods of time.  In addition, we do our best to make every visit you make to your golf club an experience that is as enjoyable as possible.  We are so fortunate to have staff who are naturally friendly and helpful.  It is vitally important that we keep our service the best we can offer and we will implement any refinement, if it offers benefit to the majority of the membership.  Thank you when you share your observations and feedback with us.

Golf is recognised to be one of the best participation sports providing a lifelong leisure activity.  It offers fresh air and gentle exercise with your friends, whilst always making new friends.  In fact, it is not surprising that a Swedish study indicates that playing golf adds years to our lives!  So whether you come along to Carlton Scroop to have a round on the Putting Green and a coffee in the Clubhouse or you are here to win the Club Championship, we thank you for your support and wish you many more years of enjoyable golf at Sudbrook Moor Golf Club.


Great day on Saturday 26th September 2015

 

Usually appearing at PGA Tour Events and Ryder Cups, David Edwards performed his World No1 Trick Shot Golf Show on the Carlton Scroop Golf Range.

This was part of a Special Day at Sudbrook Moor, when all Green Fees and profits were for the benefit the St Barnabas Hospice.

To encourage parents and grandparents, Members and Non Members, to bring the kids, 16 years and under were FREE with a fee paying adult, TO PLAY THE GOLF COURSE and/or to ATTEND THE GOLF SHOW.



News:23rd August 2015

Sudbrook Moor A Team Squad won their final match 4 - 2 against Boston in the South Lincolnshire Scratch League yesterday. Congratulations, Captain Bruce MacFarlane for leading the Team last year into promotion and a meritable third place this year.
Pictured: Simon Green plays out of the bunker on the 15th yesterday.


News: 20th June 2015

Proud Dad, Ian, with Darren holding The Ken Crowe Challenge Trophy.
Darren won the trophy with a net 60 in the May Monthly Medal.


News: 15th June 2015

Longest Day Challenge - early morning on the 6th hole
please see details on Facebook

News: 8th March 2015
Andy Newman wins Ace of the Year
The computerised complete result sheet is posted on
the Results page in the Members' Section.



Local historian, David Bristow, has written an account of a tragic incident during world war 2, when 2 American aircraft collided above what is now Sudbrook Moor Golf Club. You will see from the picture that one of the propellers landed ne ar the railway bridge. The picture has been produced from an original photo of the propeller and a contemporary photo of the bridge. We are selling copies of the book for David in the Golf Shop, priced £7.99.



Autumn at Sudbrook Moor
enjoying warm and relatively dry weather

Jim Korski recently presented  with the
England Golf London Pride Gold Medal, which he won in June.




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a series of short video clips for Sudbrook Moor Members
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The New 8th / 17th Green is open for play.


Please see below - BEFORE and AFTER

Green above now in play

The reason for the renovation of the 8th / 17th green:
pictured below, the leylandi trees were taking all of the
moisture  from the green and surrounds.


We knew we were taking on a big job !

Reshaping the 9th / 18th Tee and rebuilding the wall.

Building a new pathway.

Erecting the safety fence.
( this fence is to protect the 8th / 17th Green
from errant low flying tee shots
from the 9th / 18th Tee.
It is not there to protect the 9th / 18th Tee
from errant high flying shots to the 8th / 17th Green.
In this case normal golfing etiqette applies
i.e. do not play unless it is safe to do so
or shout FORE if ball is heading towards someone. )

Removing 30 + leylandi trees and roots.

Importing soil and landscaping surrounds.

Turfing surrounds.

Extending green.

More BEFORE and AFTER - 8th / 17th Renovation

April 2014








Ladies' Club Championship
Left to right:

Alison Reid
( Thank you to Alison for Starting the Competition
and providing Half Way House Drinks and Cake )

Caroline Davis 3rd

Winner of the Ladies' Club Championship
and the Leglines Trophy ( Best Net ), Judith Hutton
( on her way to winning, Judith scored a 2 on the 5th !! )

Claire Lowes 2nd

Steve Davis, Sudbrook Moor Competition Secretary.




 
 Ash Tree on the 8th had some surgery. Note where the surgeon is !


 

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