The 12th of March 2014 will always hold a place in my heart. The sun is out, we have a full golf course playable, and we are allowed to use trolleys, no teeing up, carpet right shares have fallen!!, Dean & Tom are now busy with the needle and thread creating a wonderful, green, golfing, carpet, mural!
It is so lovely to see some golf being played at the Park again. So while you were sleeping, we have bird boxes around the course and a camera on the 11th tee with a TV screen in the halfway house to help you with the pace of play. Removed nearly all the dumb material and placed it over to the left hand side of the 4th and between the 3rd & 16th holes , the new pathway at the 5th looks really good, more of the old concrete wall has been taken down with the new fence in its place.
We have had some fantastic drainage work done to the front of the 7th green, it is really firm under foot now, and we have increased the fencing around the lake to keep the geese away. We have got TV screens around the club house to give you more information regarding club news, and live scoring on competition days.
Walking the golf course everyday it has become very clear that the carpets did do the trick. It allowed us to play the course when it should have been closed and the results of this show with the lack of noticeable divots on our fairways. We know that they were not everyone's cup of tea but they did the trick.
For the professional shop it has been a most testing time as you can imagine. I'm currently looking at the most expensive wall paper in the world i.e. my golfing stock! If there is anything you need no matter how big or small we are here to help. We will beat them on the driving ranges, we will beat them on the streets, and we will beat them online. This is a declaration of war!! Well it's not that bad, we are lovers not fighters! But we are here, give us a chance and you might be really surprised at what we can do. This year's line up of equipment is the most impressive I've seen and even though we can stock only some of the brands you'd like to try I can assure you that all products from all companies are only a phone call away.
It's a busy time of year for brands releasing new products, and you'll hopefully have noticed the online content in 'My Shop' that contains some must-see equipment videos, including interviews with the big manufacturers at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show.
If you haven't had the chance, go to 'My Shop' and you'll find insightful interviews from the Show - an annual gathering in Orlando to showcase new equipment - that take you through some exciting new releases and provide custom-fitting advice for you should you be wishing to invest in new gear, whether it be woods and irons, or wedges and balls.
So, with a few signs of the weather improving and the prospect of more golf being played, start with a trip to 'My Shop' for some helpful tips and peeks at some fantastic new equipment. Click here to visit my site.
We also have our Pro-Am in May.
Lastly, I have the chance to gain the services of one of the finest golfing physiologist of our time, Karl Morris. He has helped some of the best players in the world win major tournaments. More about that soon.