How lovely has the weather been!!!!!
Let's just hope the forecast is wrong for Saturday but having said that, whenever bad weather is predicted that is when they get the forecast correct!
It's a good job there's plenty of daylight hours as YGC is bouncing with so much activity, and looking ahead over the coming weeks there is will no sign of any slowing down.
Good luck to Wilks and Andy Brown next Friday when they do their incredible 125 holes in a day for York Against Cancer . Wow!
It is still possible to sponsor them by calling in the Pro Shop or bar or by clicking here to visit their just giving website
Good luck guys
The June Medal on Saturday had a great entry of 197 competitors. With quite a strong wind blowing, scoring proved difficult and when Richard Masefield posted a great nett 67 (congratulations on reaching a single figure handicap for the first time Richard ). I couldn't see that being beaten but.............very well done Peter Bullivant for shooting a fantastic nett 64 to win. Also a big well done to John Donaldson who produced a fine 73 to win the gross. Once again it was wonderful to see the list of names on the leading scores and yes you've guessed it .............a great advert for lessons and custom fits!
The Ladies also had a great entry on Tuesday for their Medal competition. There was some super scoring with Mary Masefield scoring a super nett 68 which would normally be enough to win but, unluckily for Mary she was pipped by a super 67 from Pat Clark. Very well done ladies!
Also on Tuesday was our latest club match when we were at home playing against Wetherby. Ralph and I had a great game against their Captain and his partner who was a rather tidy 5 handicap. With never more than 1 hole in it we finished with a half whilst the rest of the team played very well to give us a 5-2 win. Well done all.
Well done to Andrew Carter on winning his recent play-off with Gary Peterson to decide the Lycett Green trophy.
And finally well done to Jim Rahelly who scored a hole in one on the 11th this week! Superb work
Captains Junior Day
Our Captains Junior Day on Sunday was a great success with plenty of smiles all day to match the sunshine. It was fantastic to see the youngsters having so much fun and as you would expect our biggest two youngsters (Ralph & Hilary) had a great time too!
In particular it was great to see how many juniors were playing in the 9 hole event which bodes well for the future as these youngsters continue to progress, going onto 18 holes and CONGU handicaps.
Well done and thank you to Richard Flanagan, Peter Kay
for running the day, and also well done and thank you to our Captains for their support.
Please note that on Tuesday next week we will be conducting Get into golf sessions for 3 local secondary schools from 9.00 till 3pm so the range and short game area will be very busy!!Captains Junior Day Winners
Captains junior trophy - Ben Plaxton
9 holes winner - Saffron Thompson
9 holes runner up - Mathew Dolling
Skills challenge - Cameron Ferguson
As mentioned earlier there is an action packed few weeks ahead including:Saturday, 20 June
-Captains Day - I think we are in for a record entry this year! Times are booked solid from 6.44am till 4.52pm but you can still add your name to play from then onwards. Anyone teeing off late in the afternoon please bring some RED BULL for TJ and I!!! Sunday, 21 June
- Captains Weekend Mixed event. Shotgun start at 12.30pm Tuesday, 23 June
- Lady Captain's day - tees booked for Ladies up until 3pm Friday, 27 June
- Captains Away day at Sherwood Forest Thursday, 9 July
- Cross country golf. The backwards event was a warm up for this one!! Saturday 11 July
- Invitation Day No.1 Sunday, 12 July
- 125 Family Event - A great day planned for members to bring family and friends along to the club and take part. Full details are on the main notice board
It's been another busy week for the green staff at York Golf Club, we have been preparing the course for the upcoming men's and ladies captains day, this involved verti cutting the greens which takes the thickness out of the grasses and also take out a lot of the seed heads from the annual meadow grass, then we followed up with a light top dressing which helps firm the greens and create a smooth surface, we then sprayed bio stimulants and a growth regulator to keep the grasses healthy and stop the vertical growth.
We also have been tidying other areas of the course, all the hedges have been trimmed and also the ditches have been flymowed, the sprinkler heads around the greens have also been trimmed.
Next week we will concentrate on tidying the course again and golf course presentation, nearly every blade of grass will be cut at least once and we will try and burn some stripes into fairways and work on definition between the heights of cuts!
I am looking forward to the heavy rain that is forecasted through the weekend as it has been a very dry to the start to the year, the rain will help to green up and give back some needed nutrients back to the golf course!