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Meet The Captains

Good morning ladies and gentlemen, Jo Trouvé and myself would like to welcome you all to the first social event of our captains year. We will be holding a Texas scramble including "captains drive in" on Saturday April 13th, followed by evening entertainment in our clubhouse from 7.30pm till late. The price for the day is £40 for a team of 4 golfers which includes the evening entertainment. The Texas scramble is also open to family and friends of AGC members with a cost of £15 for the day. There is a start sheet in the clubhouse, please pay behind the bar before entering your names on the sheet. Anyone that can't make the golf but would like to join us in the evening are very welcome and at only £5 per person why not come along and support your club and Captains and start our year with a great day.

Wayne Moore 

Vice Captain 

Created: 11-Mar-19 10:17

125th Anniversary Sweaters & Shirts

To Celebrate Atherstone Golf Clubs 125th Anniversary we have got Greg Norman Sweaters & Shirts with the 125th logo that are available to order. These high quality garments will ensure your looking great on and off the course. Two ways to order will be through Phil at the club or direct from this link.   https://www.johnreaygolfshop.com/product/atherstone-125th-anniversary-shirts 

The Sweaters are available in Black,Grey or Navy  and sizes are Small, Medium, Large, Xlarge or XXL

 The Shirts are available in Black, Marl Blue or Navy ans sizes Small,Medium, Large, XL, XXL XXXL

There are samples in the clubhouse in all sizes to try on before you order.

All profits will go into the Captains 125th Annivesary project.

 

 

Created: 26-Feb-19 16:41

Captain’s Blog – February 2019

Captain’s Blog – February 2019

Well, what can I say……                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                

Not a great deal has happened since the last blog! The weather has turned for the worst and the Winter Leagues have been cancelled, so hopefully we’ll have a dry week and resume this weekend to finally conclude who gets promoted / relegated from their respective divisions? On the plus side, Chris Bassford and Bob Hatton have halted their slide and have now gone three weeks undefeated……

January Round-Up

January saw the greenstaff take ownership of some new equipment in the form of a new tractor and a ProCore Aerator, which I’m sure will be very useful additions to their armoury and which we’ll all see the benefit of over the coming months. Whilst our main greens must remain the top priority, we are hoping that the aerator will have a significant impact on the quality of our winter greens and a plan has been put in place to improve them, so hopefully a marked improvement will be seen over time.

Coming up in February / March

Can I remind everybody that the annual subscriptions are due and prompt payment would be greatly appreciated to enable our yearly budgets to be drafted up and for plans to be put in place to ensure that the course is presented in the best condition as possible?

Although time is running out, there are still a few slots open for the Valentine’s night meal. Bookings can be made by behind the bar or by speaking to Bob or Joy.

Once again, Ian Jacob will be quizmaster for the spring quiz on Friday 8th March. It would be nice to get as many teams as possible taking part on the evening, so please come along and support what is normally a fun filled event. Don’t worry, I have very little input into our team and my role is to just fetch the beer from the bar!!

Tables are going fast for the annual dinner dance, so please get your forms filled out as soon as possible and handed in behind the bar. Details of the evening can be seen on the posters around the clubhouse and also on the social media pages.

And that ladies and gentlemen, brings me to the end of a very short and sweet February blog!

 

Ian Cartwright

Club Captain 2018

Created: 18-Feb-19 14:56

New Toro Procore Machine purchased

We have a new edition to the team to help us improve the Greens tees and surronds. The 20k Toro Procore machine will allow Alan and his team to core or aerate the greens during the wetter months without leaving tractor marks and will help prom,ote a much dryer and better surface to play on.Take a look at the video to see how it works. 

 

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Deeper, High Quality Holes

RotaLink™ geometry allows the tines to enter and exit the ground cleanly leaving a high quality result.

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Ease of Operation

A single switch on the handle controls the tine head and a handle bail engages forward and reverse. No shifting required. A fail safe system stops the machine and lifts the coring head if bail handle is released.

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Efficient Aeration

The ProCore 648 is more efficient with a 122 cm aeration swath that is 50 to 100 percent wider than competitive units.

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High Productivity

The ProCore 648 allows you to aerate more areas in one day with the 122 cm aerating swath and clean up is easier and less labour intensive resulting in less time.

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Innovative Rear Wheel Placement

The wheels are located in front of the aeration head so they do not drive over the freshly aerated turf and run over the cores.

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Series/Parallel 3-Wheel Drive

The patented 3-wheel series/parallel traction drive, combined with high-torque, low-speed wheel motors, prevents slippage for reliable traction and even hole spacing.

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Smooth, Quiet, Powerful

To give the ProCore 648 its uncommonly smooth operation, the action of the tine arms are modeled after a six-cylinder car engine. The arms work in pairs to counterbalance the coring action. This precise configuration virtually eliminates hopping, rocking and unnecessary vibration.

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TrueCore™ Ground Following

TrueCore™ sensing system automatically maintains tine depth on the fly to match the ground undulations providing consistent coring depth of up to 10.2 cm.

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Variable Hole Spacing

The ProCore 648 gives you more control with variable hole spacing ranging from 3.8 cm to 7.6 cm apart.

 

Created: 13-Feb-19 15:29

Captains January Blog

Captain’s Blog – January 2019

Well, what can I say…… Christmas has come and gone and we’ve entered into the New Year, I hope you all had a great time over the festive period? Traditionally, January is a pretty quiet month in the golfing calendar, so this edition of the Captain’s Blog will hopefully be fairly short!

 

December Round-Up

The kids Xmas party proved to be a great success, with 45 children being entertained by Alakazam with a disco and magic show until Santa and his elves arrived, with each child receiving a present from the big fellow himself. A special thanks must go to the reluctant Neil Smith for taking on the role of Santa and what a great job he done of it! One comedy moment from the afternoon that brought great amusement was during the yes/no game where I was stitched up, answering a simple question “I am……… YES”! Even the 3 year olds BOO’d me off the stage!

The 80’s party night was fantastic, where we were entertained by the very popular ‘Lets Eighties’ band, I’m sure we’ll be seeing these again at AGC in the future? On the night we were graced by the presence of many 80’s icons, including Freddie Mercury, Prince, Delboy, Jimmy Saville, Maverick & Goose, plus many many more…... Thank you all for supporting this event and especially those who made an effort to come in fancy dress!

It was great to see a combination of both morning and afternoon players enjoying the Members Party and Christmas lunch, it emphasised the friendliness and togetherness that exists within the club. After lunch we were entertained by the comedian Nipper Thomas and the afternoon rumbled on into the evening with a spot of music, singing and dancing. A big thank you must go to Joy and the staff for providing us with an excellent meal!

Congratulations goes to Nigel Aucott whose winning ticket was drawn out in the membership draw.

 

Coming up in January

As previously mentioned in my opening comments, January is pretty quiet on the activities front, so I will take this opportunity to mention what we have coming up for the remainder of my year in office……. 

In February there will be a Valentines night meal, incorporating an Italian themed menu. Please see the posters around the clubhouse for menu options and booking will be taken behind the bar. 

In March we start with the Spring Quiz and complete the month with the Annual dinner dance. Again, please see the posters around the clubhouse for details of the dinner dance and forms are available behind the bar to reserve your tables.

The Tuesday night members draw resumed this week with the prize fund currently standing at £200, the prize fund increases in £25 increments each week and is building up nicely, so please feel free to come along to see if your name comes out in the draw…….. 

It’s that time of year again I’m sure you all love……. Membership renewal? Everyone’s membership renewal envelopes are available for collection on the bar and any remaining envelopes will be posted out over the coming week.

As you are all aware, the start of 2019 saw the introduction of amendments to the rules of golf. Please see the information about the rule changes on the stage area in the clubhouse and please feel free to pick up a copy of the ‘rules of golf’ books that are also available in the bar. It will be to the benefit of us all if we took 5 minutes to refresh our memories of the rule amendments.

On behalf of the members, staff and officials of Atherstone Golf Club, I would like to pass on our best wishes to our club steward and stewardess, Bob & Joy on their upcoming wedding…... It’s about time Bob stepped up and I hope you both have a wonderful day!!

Ooooops…….. Who said this edition of the Captain’s Blog would be short?

Ian Cartwright

Club Captain 2018

Created: 09-Jan-19 22:06
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