Geoff Kent Albatross
Essential Greens Maintenance
Last week the green staff successfully completed the intense summer greens maintenance using the club's new Graden CSI deep scarifier and sand injector. A total of 58 tons of sand was injected into the lines cut by the machine. This process removes a huge volume of thatch (dead grass and organic material) and replaces it with sand. The injected sand improves the firmness of the putting surface; assists the drainage and helps reduce fungal disease.
Attracting more juniors and families to golf
Stockwood Vale Golf Club has applied for planning permission for an 18 hole adventure golf course which will be located at the top end of the overflow car park. This is part of the club's early stage plan to help attract more juniors and families to golf.
We are accutely mindful of the fact that should the project proceed we will need to take considered measures to ensure that the adventure golf does not adversely impact on the existing golf facilities.
Further updates will be released towards the end of 2017 or at the begining of 2018.
Michael Ramsay (Owner of Stockwood Vale Golf Club)
Latest edition of the Club Newsletter by Dave Hurst
Due to a house move this latest edition from chief writer Dave Hurst is slightly later than normal. Click here for the January to June 2017 edition.
Reconstruction of the two 17th Tees
We are pleased to annouce that M J Abbot Limited Specialist Construction have rebuilt both the 17th Tees. The tees wil re-open week commencing 12th June.
Stockwood Vale have re-built six tees over the last six months which include: two tees on the 2nd, one tee on the 8th, one on the 16th and these two tees on the 17th.