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AEGC Open House - Sunday 3rd June 11 am - 3pm

Alderley Edge Golf Club are holding a free ‘Open House’ family event on Sunday 3rd June 11am - 3pm with a BBQ and bar snacks available.

Come and see what your friendly local golf club can offer you!

Great for all ages with fun golf challenges, free group golf taster lesson, and use of the indoor swing room.

You can bring your own clubs and play a few holes for no charge.

Visit our Edge View Suite, which is a great space for hire with excellent catering options.

We also have a Free Prize Draw for all visitors to win a three month trial package.

 

Edge View Patio!

Our patio has recently undergone a 'make over'!  We hope you will agree that this looks great. 

Yesterday we took delivery of some new patio furniture which was purchased following a donation from our 250 Club.  The attached photos show some of our members making themselves comfortable in our great new facility.

So, with the Bank Holiday weekend approaching and some lovely weather forecast, please come along and enjoy yourselves on the Edge View Patio.

Trevor Rathbone

Chair of House and Vice Captain

 

A great place for a party

Another happy customer enjoyed a fantastic 50th party in the Edge View Suite at AEGC.

Interested in having a celebration party then contact Hilary in the office for prices and to arrange a viewing.

01625 586200 opt 1

office@aegc.co.uk

 

Beating the Bounds - Organised by East Cheshire Hospice

The annual 'Beating the Bounds' sponsored walk will take place this year on Sunday 13th May 2018 from Wilmslow Rugby Club. 

There a variety of ways you can get involved with this event by following the link: www.eastcheshirehospice.or.uk/bounds18

The long walk comes very close to AEGC and this is a charity that has been well supported by AEGC Members and Captains in the past.  See poster for further information.

 

Greens Newsletter April 2018

Greens Newsletter April 2018

Well I didn't think the weather could get any worse! How wrong could I be. It seemed to have started raining at the end of July 2017and has hardly stopped since. I even got that wrong: it did stop when it started to snow. Not what we wanted. Snow is bad enough but it brings that pest known as the ‘sledger’. It leaves a mess and trashes the greens. The only pests that are worse are the moles and the dreaded non-bendy pitch mark leaver and divot ignorer.

Overall, Les, Jonathon and Nigel have done a sterling job considering the weather conditions.

I think salting the paths in a whiteout is above and beyond the call of duty. - See Pictures

We were actually getting ahead of the game for the start of the season. Paths have been repaired and new slate added. The bunkers had been filled with new sand just in time for storm Emma to blow it back out again.

Storm damage and debris has taken a lot of hours to tidy up and continues to be a time consuming action as well as post flooding which leaves an untidy tide mark.

The 5th/14th tee has been repaired and made safe at the rear.

I’ve had some complaints about the men's 3rd tee being affected by the tree in front of the left hand side so I had it trimmed by the weather! (I am sure other left-to-right hitters will appreciate this)

I hope to continue the course set up as it was last year as this seemed to be a good mix of tight fairways and rough deep enough to keep me happy. Any complaints, remember it could be worse.

 

 

Various drains have been repaired around the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th holes over the winter.

The drain in the car park has been cleared and should now be draining freely.

The ditch to the left hand side of the 3rd has also been cleared.

Due to the severe weather we have seen over the last few months, the 5th and 9th greens have been wetter than usual. This is only a temporary issue and should soon return to normal. The 5th is particularly prone to not drying out and we plan to trim the large trees behind the green that prevent sunlight getting to the green especially during the winter months.

The fairways have been divoted in preparation for the playing season proper. Which leads me to the tirade I know you have been waiting for……….

Replace your divots and repair your pitch marks!!!!!

It’s not difficult, I know some divots get picked out again by birds but I don’t think the birds throw them 15 feet towards the green. As for pitch marks, there is a reason I keep my hair short, it stops me pulling it out.

We also have a vacancy on the greens committee. The ideal candidate would be a Full AEGC member with a wide experience of golf who would be expected to attend Green’s meetings (about two a year for an hour or two) and a “walk the course”, due shortly. Anyone interested please contact the Office or myself.

I am sat here now praying for a bit of dry weather with a warm breeze to get our course back on track and a bit of growth as well. The greens have been slit where possible and dressed as well. Here’s hoping for some better weather and good golf throughout the year.

Finally, Les our Head Green keeper last year had been at the club in for 30 years and was presented with a personalised hip flask and bottle of very nice whisky. Picture shows myself and the then captain Bill Fisher. Thank you Les for you hard work and devotion over that time.

Good golfing to you all.

Gary Johnstone

Chairman of Greens


 

So Proud of Betty Eland

Betty Eland, Honorary AEGC Member, celebrated her 90th birthday with her friends, daughter and fellow members of Alderley Edge Golf Club.  Betty has played golf at AEGC since 1969 and over the years has represented AEGC, the North West and England during her prestigious career.  A special but small informal lunch with a presentation by Lady Captain, Mary O'Toole was held in the Edge View Suite on Betty's actual birthday.  We are delighted she chose to share her birthday with us. 

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