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06 Feb 2018. Rainfall Comparison Chart. Click on the PDF logo (360KB) pdf logo transparent 150x150 11 to see a comparison of overall rainfall for Yelverton and local clubs. Tavistock is not included as they do not collect this data.

15 Jan 2018. Relief drainage work may be delayed. The drainage work planned for 22nd January may have to be delayed until a dryer period. Consideration is also being given to a trial of making boreholes through the clay layer to aid drainage. These would be slightly smaller than the size of the "cups" and be back filled with gravel and re-turfed.

11 Jan 2018. The Greeen Keeping Team has been returned to full strength now that John Coombs, who was such an asset as a member of the Catering staff, has joined the team.

10th Jan 2018. Relief Drainage work around the 1st Green will commence on Monday 22nd January. The work will involve digging drainage channels on the left and right sides of the Green as well as from a soakaway on the right into a mine sharft well back behind the green. This work should take about two days to complete (weather permitting). During this time, the 1st Green will be out of commission and a temporary green will be in use.

14 December 2017. Message from Chair of Greens

Dear Fellow members

The Greens Committee has been looking at how members can be kept better informed as to how and why the course is maintained in the way that it is. As a result members can now see a number of new documents linked below from this notice.

The first is the updated set of Terms of Reference for the Greens Committee so that members are aware of the scope of our work – and perhaps more importantly that for which we are not responsible!

The second is the Summary Edition of the Course Policy Document. The Full edition is a long and technically detailed document setting out the various policies in place for the management and maintenance of the course.  We believe that many members are either not aware of the existence of this document or have found it too difficult a read so we have created a shorter summary version which sets out in non-technical terms how the course is managed.  It contains a number of suggestions as to how members can help make the Greens team’s task easier and I encourage all of our members to take a look at the document.

The third is a description of the issues that are affecting a number of our greens which helps to explain why they are moved to temporary greens, even when the weather conditions would seem not to justify such action.  We are aware that this is one of the most frustrating aspects of winter golf for members but seek to assure you that these decisions are not taken lightly.

I hope that you find the new material to be interesting and informative.  Such items can always be improved upon so do please get in touch via Steve West with your suggestions for improving the quality of these documents.

I’ll finish by wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

David Parlby

Chair of Greens Committee 

14 December 2017

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Communication with Members

The Greens Committee elected at the Club AGM on March 8th 2017 is very keen to provide Club members with information about what is happening out on the Course and why. The forum for this communication will initially be through the Club website. Minutes of Greens Committee Meeting, which will include a course report for Kristian Summerfierld (the Course Manager) will appear as usual in the Minutes section of the web site. They also appear in the Minutes Folder in the Club Lounge.

In this "Greens" section, we will publish Greens Notices, letters from the Chair and other documents as necessary. These can be found by clicking on the Menu items on the right hand side of this page.

On this page we will draw your attention to new notices and anything else that is new. 

In time, it is hoped to have a folder in the Club Lounge containing copies of the notices plus the Committee's Terms of Reference, the Course Policy and the Course Development Plan when these have been refined and are ready for publication.

Any comments with regard to Greens Committee communication should be passed to the General Manager.

General Manager

Colin Nolan

01822 852824 Ext: 1

Assistant - Sarah George

01822 852824 Ext: 2

Bar

Claire Smith

01822 852824 Ext: 4

Catering

Tim Wilkes

01822 852824 Ext: 5

Professional

Adam Frayne

01822 852824 Ext: 3

Direct line: 01822 853593