(Image is of the 2nd green taken from the 15th tee with Tog Hill and Kelston Hill on the horizon.)
Mist on the 11th by Simon Hall
Our thanks to Simon Hall (Gold member) for this misty photograph today.
Happy Christmas and New Year to our members!
So you know: We are half way through a two month long tree trimming exercise which will allow us to cut more rough amongst the trees in 2017. The aim is to help you find stray balls quicker and speed up play. The green staff have a long list of winter tasks which include: path repairs, fencing repairs, machinery servicing, painting and re-turfing. In the new year we will be white lining the car park; re-painting the lobby areas; re-carpeting parts of the clubhouse and re-covering more soft furnishings. As mentioned before: the 2nd right, the 8th, the 16th right and the 17th lower tees will all be re-built by contractors as soon as it is dry enough.
Tee reconstruction and winter maintenance
The same contractor who rebuilt and re-levelled tees on the 6th, 9th, 11th and 12th earlier this year will rebuild one tee each on the 2nd, 8th, 16th and 17th in the spring. The contractor has laser activated levelling equipment which ensures a perfect surface. The left tee on the 2nd is being re-built by our staff. The green staff have a long list of winter maintenance which covers everything from paths, tree work, reducing rough, fencing, painting to machinery maintenance.
Members raised £14,342 for three charities in 2016
During 2016 the members raised a huge £14,342 for the following three charities:
- £2,786 for Barnados raised by the Ladies Section
- £7,943 for St Peters Hospice raised by the Men's Section
- £3,612 for Childrens Hospice South West raised by the Senior's Section
Since 2005 Stockwood Vale's members have raised £114,400. Click the attached Members' Charity Donations document for a breakdown of beneficiaries. (Photograph is of the 9th green)