Steve Corley won the 2016 Men's Senior Open with 37 points!
Sunday 2nd October - Ryder Cup Pairs
Winners Alan Ragless and Mathew Corley with 47 points.
Monday 3rd October - Seniors Medal 23
Division 1 was won by Alan Redford with a nett 73, resulting in a 2 shot handicap reduction. Division 2 was won by Ken King with a nett 71, getting cut a remarkable 3 shots.
Tuesday 4th October - Ladies Par/Bogey
Billy Newland emerged victorious in the Ladies Par/Bogey
Barbara Clark Trophy
Pat Gelling returned a strong 31 points to take the trophy.
Senior Away Day - The Shire
John Reddington won with 32 points, and in second was Neil Lisowski with 27 points. A total of 25 players enjoyed the golf and the following 2 course meal.
Brand New Member Referral Scheme
Panshanger Golf Complex is now offering a fantastic reward scheme for its members!
How it works:
Every new 5 or 7 day adult member you refer to us here at Panshanger Golf Complex will allow you to join a fantastic new prize scheme. For every new member who joins from your referral, you will be upgraded one level and entitled to claim an even bigger reward. Build up your levels to receive the top prize, a full set of Titleist AP Irons!!
Terms and Conditions Apply (click here to view). Please call 01707 276276 for details or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Emergency Services discount at Panshanger Golf Complex
Panshanger are proud to give something back to our local services for all their great work in the community. All emergency services employees will be entitled to play midweek for just £15.00 and on the weekend for just £20.00!! Please ensure the relevant ID is brought along when you arrive.
The Panshanger Winter League is back in November 2016! All details will be included in next week's Newsletter!
Autumn is now very much here, with the first frosts being visible on Monday morning this week which, after the wonderful Indian summer temperatures, will start to slow the grass growth. Having had such a good summer and the excellent end to it, on one hand the course generally has been in very good condition and the greens have remained constant from June/July, on the other the course has suffered with drought in areas.
In August the main greens renovations took place with very little upheaval and a very quick repair time, with them back to speed within days, and now we have begun a program of verti draining from September to November (monthly) to help prepare the Greens drainage through winter. The autumn and winter bring their own challenges, like leaf fall and fitting the clearance in with daily maintenance and the dreaded fungal diseases on greens. The greenkeepers apply fungicides on a six weekly cycle to prevent fusarium and fungal disease, but then if we get a light covering of snow for a few days it can bring snow mould and we are back to square one again.
Over the autumn and winter, bunker maintenance, tree lifting and maintenance, and other course repairs will take place, but inevitably the wind and rain will come and at times the course will not be accessible to man and machinery.
Whatever season it is, it has its own challenges and we would be poorer without the changes that they bring, personally I celebrate the dappled sunlight combined with autumnal colours and the first frosts which herald the start of new challenges ahead for the greenkeeper and player alike.