As grass begins to grow we have now reduced the height of cut to 5.4mm and by
1st June will be down to our “normal playing height” of 5.00mm.
In addition we have verticut the grass to cut out any lateral growth and if weather
conditions allow and it doesn’t become too dry, will continue to verticut throughout the
season. A programme of Sarrell Rolling has also started which will enable air to get into
the root growth area and also allow any irrigation water or liquid feed to penetrate the top
Rene our Advanced Coach has arranged a series of coaching sessions for both
new and experienced players.
They are designed to help players improve their line and length skills, to read a head and
help in deciding what shot should be played in particular circumstances.
The dates are as follows:
13th May at 6.00pm
15th May at 6.00pm and
24th May at both 2.00pm and 6.00pm.
Please phone Rene if you would like to attend on 01208-872791
Saturday 4th May was our first friendly of the season against Heavy Transport. On a sunny day and a fast green for so early in the season we lost by 4 rinks to 1. Well done to Janet, Chris S and Chris D for securing the win.
Two of our new members Mary and Morley played in the match and it is a real opportunity for those members who have not played in regular league matches to gain that valuable experience in a great atmosphere. It is also an opportunity for those experienced players to fine tune their game and pass on that valuable match experience. Matches are usually played on a weekend afternoon throughout the season.
Put your name down on the board in the club house if you want to be considered for the teams. Fee does a great job in picking the teams, organising us on the day and also nominating a captain of the day.
After an intense 7 day period the new changing shed is up and ready for the internal fitting out. After many volunteers had cleared the shrubs, levelled the ground and dug the holes for the foundations work could begin. Great thanks to Dave and Rob for their hard work to complete the building. Wait till you see the photos of the inside with benches and internal boarding fitted ready for floor laying and varnishing of boarding.
We are nearly at the start of the new season after another busy winter this year thankfully without any real bad weather. As always a big thank you to all the helpers and in particular to Dave and Adrian.
We are about 10 days behind where I would like to be due in part to a mechanical breakdown and we are cutting at 7.00mm but will be down to 6.00mm before end of month given the growing forecast.