From Paul Fileman, Golf Manager: What a great month June has been here at Warley Park! Work on the course is now nearing completion and, in my opinion, some of the changes, such as the new 4th green and lake as well as the complete re-design of the 8th hole, have created new signature holes on the course. I cannot wait to play the course once all the greens and new tee boxes are in play.
Although we have had some disruption on the main course, it has been a fantastic opportunity for many of you to reacquaint yourselves with the Childerditch course that — thanks to the hard work of our greens-keeping team — is in the best condition it has been in for years. It has been gratifying to hear so many positive comments about the overall condition of the course from both members and many of our visitors this month.
Sadly, Get Golfing’s planning application for a new maintenance building was turned down on the grounds that it would be building on the greenbelt. An appeal will be made in due course. Get Golfing takes its environmental and health and safety responsibilities very seriously and is disappointed that the local authority does not seem to appreciate the reasons behind the application.
Also disappointing is the four-week extension of Covid restrictions, which means we have had to cancel the Q&A with Get Golfing CEO Edward Richardson, who was extremely keen to be with you all and explain the future vision for Warley Park and answer any questions you have. We will be rescheduling the Q&A once the restrictions have lifted.
Warley Park Member Luke Dodds held his stag do at the Club ahead of his impending nuptials and was encouraged on the day for some reason to play from the red tees! His party had an outstanding day’s golf and thankfully the weather held out for them. We all wish you and your wife-to-be the best for your forthcoming marriage and hope that you have a fantastic wedding day.