|Good morning all,|
We would before completing this report like to just pause to spare thoughts for all those who are less fortunate than ourselves. Following on from Mark Coverdale’s initial idea there was an overwhelming feeling of emotion from so many members and local people and our club became a hub for a massive array of donations and support for Ukraine, so much so, that more transport was required. Daryl Preston stepped forward with his van and our Chairman at the last minute was a relief driver. There were so many people that provided help it is impossible to try and name them all so we would like to thank everybody that donated or were involved for all their efforts.
Whilst we are thinking of others, it’s appropriate to provide an update on Bob’s progress which is quoted as slow.. but likely making more than he realises as advised by the Physio. It’s some 10 weeks since the accident, 3 weeks ago he had the last of the casts removed and came home with a Boot. Still pretty much confined to the house with limited mobility and a reliance on others is understandably very frustrating. With that in mind we should also applaud all of Hazel’s efforts for supporting Bob through his recovery. Bob & Hazel, I am sure I write for all the members in hoping for as quick a recovery as possible.
It is with a heavy heart that we reflect on last weekend’s sad passing of Pam Simpson, a truly warm and wonderful lady with so many special friends at Ramsey Golf Club. A past Lady Captain and somebody that was always happy to support both the club and individual members within it, I am more than confident that so many would have been touched like me by Pam’s kindness and generosity. All our thoughts are with Pam’s family and I am confident the ladies will carry on with Pam’s special project to provide an ever-lasting legacy.
The new season is slowing getting underway, a few early competitions, our first men’s matches and our bowlers will soon be out in action.
Head Green keeper Richard along with Matty & Mike has started to develop a program of works, although as usual this time of year not helped by the weather.
Buggies – in wet conditions where buggies are permitted, please be respectful where these are used.
Initial works concentrated on the drainage under and around the greens, Lord De kindly loaned us a tractor attachment with a form of Hydrostatic rodding system, that enabled us to effectively rod beneath the greens.
We have sprayed some soil conditioner which had an interesting side effect of annoying the casting worms and in addition 5, 17 ad 18th greens were fertilized.
All the renovated Out of Bounds markers should be out by April (thanks to Vice Captain Phil)
11th Green – those that have entered competitions would have heard for a while now about the ground under repair alongside the righthand side of the green. Following considerable inspection we were left with no choice but to remove the conifers as the damaged area is heading closer to the green.
Sadly during the few days of storms we lost an Elm tree on the 1st and we had to fell the Elm on the 3rd as it was split down the centre and dangerous, also 3 poplars on the 16th and numerous branches and twigs were cleared.
Richard wished us to thank all the volunteers for their continued efforts, their time is a great help to the green staff and club.
PITCHMARKS – I have been asked, actually by BOTH the green staff and some members to ask everybody to remember to repair any pitch marks that they create. Please also apply the same courtesy by raking bunkers as you exit. This is our course so please let’s do our bit!!
Please remember before submitting a Casual round or entering a competition to Sign-In
Once you have signed-in please make sure that a score is then submitted. As advised these scores are now being closely monitored by England Golf and any failure to submit a score is likely to result in a penalty automatically applied by EG. If you experience any issues submitting scores please let the handicap committee know ASAP (keeping your card in case needed)
We started with a truly tremendous turnout for the Valentines scramble and support for Derek’s Shave as a result many members now do not recognise him. In addition to the competition winners
The Trackman nearest the Pin was won by Joe Thompson
Gary Coates won the Four-Ball voucher for Ely.
Greg Moore – 70 players ventured out to participate in the memorial and Mick Grayer had a clean sweep wining both the Four-Ball voucher and the competition on countback from Bradley Brown, followed closely by Jake Barnes.
March Medley – the Ladies then organised one of the fun day competitions, a 3 in 1 format
In addition various Stableford and Medal comps in March and April.
Coming up Steve Mucklin, Bogey & Brand Cups, Ladies Grannies Cup, Anniversary Bowl and also in April the start of the very popular Mixed RAM Stableford. Keep your eye on the Board or on HowDidiDo and why not enter?
It is very encouraging to report that our influx of new members continues so please keep an eye out and of course please make them feel welcome to our wonderful club.
Please do not hesitate to contact myself or any committee member with your suggestions or, indeed if you would like to volunteer ………….. all help is greatly appreciated!
As reported by our Chairman there has been a few recent outbursts of Covid locally so please all stay safe.