Whitstable Tidings November 2018

Hello Everyone.

Well we are underway, the New Clubhouse has started! The first thing is that due to some re-organising we have not lost as many car parking spaces as it looked initially but I would still urge members to car share whenever they can, particularly when we have very busy days such as Ladies coffee morning just to mention one event. I think the access to the course between the hoarding and the office seems to be working well, with sit on buggies going the opposite way around.

We had further good news, the Greenkeeper managed to construct the new putting green virtually the same size as our original. Every last turf was reused and Steve is hopeful that with good winter conditions it will be ready for use in late spring. The Bunds between the 5th and 7th fairways are almost completed too, apart from a few turves. I think all those involved are very pleased that they have already formed an integral part of the course, so well done every one.

I think the builders have done a nice neat job of making sure the impact of the building work doesn’t cause unnecessary grief for all members. They are very aware of the tight conditions that they have to work within and John our Secretary, has a very good day to day working relationship with David the site manager.

Since my last message we have had the Dinner Dance which I think went extremely well. The room was spectacular and I have to say what a great idea Andy Sargeant with the illuminated balloons, magnificent. Everyone enjoyed themselves, so well-done to all those that had an input. Halloween… I won’t say too much because of doubling up but an awesome night, the amount of work contributed by the Captain with Lesley and all their helpers was only to be admired. Well-done too to all those that dressed the part, what a magnificent collection of witches, ghouls and assorted monsters! Plenty more opportunities to join in as the festive season approaches.

November is a month of change for our club with the AGM and the Drive in for the new Captains. I am sure you will all join me in saying well done to the outgoing officers and good luck to the new ones. Let’s all look forward to supporting them all as much as we can in their special year. Well that’s where I round up my message for this month, happy golfing.

Bye for now John

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Nov 18 Tidings