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Monday, 18 November 2013

Course update ...

We are keen to keep you as up to date as we can with developments on site.

For those who have been playing during the last ten days or so, you will have noticed work has slowed down a little. The very wet weather of the week before had caused the ground conditions to deteriorate to the point where work was very difficult. We have been able to complete some work but we are slightly behind schedule and because of this, we are planning increased activity this week, using slightly different routes to those originally planned. Unfortunately, this will mean that in order to ensure complete safety for golfers, play will not be possible on the 1st, 2nd and 9th at certain times and rather than chop and change all week, we are proposing to use a composite course of 15 holes from Monday for the remainder of the week. This will involve starting on the 10th tee, then playing in the following order 10th, 11th, 7th, 8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th 6th, 12th, then 13th – 18th.

I know the Seniors have a Bowmaker planned on Wednesday and they will arrange a plan for this event and unfortunately we will have to postpone the midweek comps planned for Thursday/Friday.

Apologies for this unintended disruption, but this is precisely why we hope members will take the opportunity to come and play at Newbury & Crookham. There are very few tee bookings at N&C at this time of year and the course will be fairly free all week, although I would still advise ringing ahead on 01635 31201, just to ensure you get the quietest possible game.

On a positive note, we are delighted with the work that has been completed so far and although disruptive this week, the work being carried out now will help speed up the improvement process.

Ed Richardson.

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