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As you may know, our AGM was held on Thursday 19th January.
It was relatively well attended and many interesting points were discussed.

The Committee regard the course to be the single most important part of the Club’s operations. Several points were raised by members about the course and its condition, some critical, and some in support of the efforts that have been made. 

We have undertaken to meet any interested members prior to the commencement of the playing season with a view to discussing progress on the course and what our immediate plans are for the coming season.

I would also remind members that there is a channel for offering opinions on the course via a dedicated email address, greens@crowwoodgolfclub.co.uk

I also noted that there were very few of our newer members in attendance. I would encourage all of you to try and attend this very important date in the Club’s calendar.

May I wish you all a somewhat belated Happy and Healthy 2017 and express the hope that you all have an enjoyable playing season at Crow Wood.

Hugh O’Donnell
Crow Wood Golf Club Captain


Course Updates 

10th hole (right) - With the drainage works complete in the bunkers and on the fairway, the sand will be placed in the refurbished bunkers over the next week or so. The winter green will remain in play for the short term.
 
6th Green - Drainage works around, in front of, and to the sides of the green have started, and should complete in the next two weeks, as will the drainage at the rear and side of the 16th green.
 
The new bridge fence has been constructed in front of the 2nd tee, and requires some painting to complete. Further tree pruning is also underway at the 13th tee.
 
Most of these works will be completed by the end of February, whereby the main focus for the green staff will be preparing the course for the start of the season.

To aid this, extended white lines, fencing and roped areas are in force around the course to protect it during the wet winter months, especially around soft, vulnerable areas such as aprons, and around bunkers. Please respect these restrictions and do not take trolleys or buggies past the lines.
Although play is not permitted from the fairways, it is acceptable to use your putter inside the white lines, in front of the greens, as this won't cause any damage to the course.

Please still apply common sense elsewhere on the course, avoiding sensitive, worn or damaged areas. This will help the course to get off to the best possible start in the spring.

The Crow Wood Facebook page contains many images of the various works around the course. These pictures (for example the bunkers around the 10th hole) show the amount of labour and hard work that goes into a golf course, usually in the worse of the weather months.
 
Please note that any litter should be discared in the bins throughout the course.


Juniors

Please note that there is a meeting organised on Sunday 26th February at 2:30pm, open to all members, with the aim of getting the Crow Wood Junior Section up and running again. With the aim of giving all young members an enjoyable opportunity to play in competitions and matches within a safe, welcoming environment, we require to get as many interested folks as possible along, who would like to help in some way of encouraging the next generation of Crow Wood members.

For information, Scottish Golf and North Lanarkshire Council are holding a joint meeting this month regarding junior coaching and getting more kids into golf. They are using Crow Wood as the venue for that event so if anyone is interested in attending, please let Margaret in the office know.


Trolley Storage      

There are currently a number of members who cannot be allocated a space to store a trolley as many spaces are occupied non registered users.

 A review of trolley storage areas will be undertaken this year, so if you are storing a trolley or a buggy at the club, this must be "paid for". If you are storing a trolley or buggy, check your bill for your annual subscription when it arrives. If you are not being billed for your space, please contact the office, advise them of the space you occupy, and make the appropriate, small payment. Later in the year, any trolley in a space that is not being paid for, will be removed.


Senior Section

All match dates for the 2017 season have been agreed, and along with a report on 2016, a sheet will soon be posted on the Seniors Notice Board.
This will let you review the dates, update or amend your details, and advise the team manager of your availability.

We are always keen to recruit new members to join the squad, and will guarantee that if you are in the required age group, you WILL get a game. 



Team golf is great fun, and gives you a chance to play new courses in a social, competitive atmosphere. If you would like to give it a try, put your name on the sheet or contact the Senior Team Manager, John Scott, on 07427614429


Bar - Winter hours

Closed Monday & Wednesday
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11am till 3pm
Saturday& Sunday - 11am till 6pm


Winter Competitions 

There are two outstanding winter competitions this year.

  • Saturday 26th November - 5 Club Stableford - Winner - Henry Gribben 39 points
  • Sunday 18th Dec.- Fourball better ball - Winners - Chris Edge & John Henderson with 58
  • Saturday 25th February - Fourball Yellow ball
  • Sunday 26th March - Portuguese Caddy

Entries for all competitions open a week in advance with names taken by Ian in the Pro Shop. (0141 779 1943).