Good Afternoon Dear Member
I hope you and your families are safe and well as we hopefully start moving towards some easing of the lockdown restrictions of the past few weeks. Hopefully you’ve either had your first taste of a return to golf at Baildon or have planned your first game for this weekend and can again start to enjoy the pleasures and benefits the game can provide.
Just a quick update to ask for your understanding and patience regarding the thickness of some sections of the course which fall outside of the routinely cut areas such as fairways, greens and tees.
The rough cutting machine has recently been sent in for repair and, due to lockdown restrictions on many industries combined with the timing of the government announcement allowing the return to golf - we have not yet had the machine returned. The repairs are completed but deliveries are currently some way behind schedule – this has meant that the rough has not received the attention it would usually be given at this time of year, when noticeable growth begins. We are advised and hope the machine is expected back within the next week.
Please rest assured that as soon as the essential machinery is back there will be a sustained period of rough cutting which is planned to continue throughout the season. The greens staff will also see the addition of Ian and Alex who will assist the work being carried out by John and Simon in preparing the course to its best possible condition. The greens team will then be in position to progress both immediate and longer-term priorities of the course in order to meet the needs of its members.
B.G.C Greens Team