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Ladies News from the Lady Captain

Tuesday, 1st May we are having our Exchange Day with Newlands Golf Club.  The format is a 3 Lady Team.  For those ladies who just want to play a few holes please come along.  There is a members’ time from 12.34-13.30 in Beech Park for Beech Park members.
All cards should be returned to the Beech Park Card Box which will be in the Ladies Locker Room in Newlands.
From Tuesday 8th May there will be an official ILGU 9 Hole qualifying competition.  There will be morning and afternoon slots on the timesheet.
Lady Captain’s Away Day – Mullingar Golf Club – Friday 25th May
This event is pre-paid and we would appreciate it if everyone who is coming would put their fee €20 in the brown envelopes provided in the locker room and leave it in the Score Card Box on or before 8th May, as we have to furnish Mullingar Golf Club with the names and your ILGU No.  Don’t forget to bring your white elephant gift.
Well done to the Challenge and Minor Teams who are through to the next round.
Good Luck to the Revive and Mixed Teams this weekend.  Please support them.
Maura Harte
Lady Captain

Women in golf up and running

The Beech Park women in golf program is up and running.  50 women have signed up for the program and can be seen each Thursday evening in Beech Park, enjoying the new ladies golf program.  Great to see this new program taking off in Beech Park.

The 17th Hole – what’s proposed?

Some questions + answers that have been asked in regard to the proposed changes on the 17th hole.

Q: Why are we putting in an open drain?
A: To solve the drainage problem that leads to excessive surface water on the 17th and 13th fairways.
Q: How wide is the drain?
A: The base of the drain will 2ft wide, the depth is 3ft sloping up to a top width of 5ft.
Q: What do we do if we DON’T have the open drain?
A: A new underground “pipe drain “will be installed up to 60 meters across the 17th Fairway. This option will be more expensive then the open drain option and extended time in GUR.
Q: How long with it take and will it disrupt the golfers.
A: The complete project will take 2 weeks from the start date. The drain will be in play almost immediately after construction. For the new bunker and the new grass sodded areas, the GUR will be in place for 4 – 6 weeks.
Q: What machinery will be used?
A: The following machines will be used in the construction. A 9 ton dumper fitted with “grass tyres” A 13 ton digger on tracks. We aim to have minimum disruption to the course and the members.
Q: When will the work start?
A: The provisional start date would be 7th May 2018.
Q: When the left hand bunker is filled in, will the ball run straight into the ditch.
A: The area where the bunker was will be filled to soft undulations. The collar of the green will have a grass height of 10mm. There will then be a semi rough with a grass height of 18mm to the standard rough grass height of 50mm. There is then over 3 meters to the ditch. This area is designed not to punish the slightly wayward approach to the green.