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#331 Lukos87

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Posted 26 June 2016 - 12:25 PM

Thanks, were do you see these vouchers as I wouldn't mind another game there ....the only time live played it was in a hurricane and the greens were like concrete .....not the easiest course first time round


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Posted 26 June 2016 - 02:35 PM

The only issue with those offers is they're not valid for weekends or public holidays. The member introduced rate on weekends & public holidays is $48 IIRC

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Posted 26 June 2016 - 11:33 PM

I've got a game listed at Yearing on Monday 11th July.   I'm currently weighing up whether it will be worth the drive??...in the car. 


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Posted 27 June 2016 - 08:17 AM

I've got a game listed at Yearing on Monday 11th July.   I'm currently weighing up whether it will be worth the drive??...in the car. 

 

I'd say give it a miss, Frank.


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Posted 27 June 2016 - 08:05 PM

I've got a game listed at Yearing on Monday 11th July.   I'm currently weighing up whether it will be worth the drive??...in the car. 

 

Maybe give the boat a try ...


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Posted 31 August 2016 - 08:30 PM

More upheaval at the club today with the news that all pro shop staff have resigned effective immediately.

 

This comes only weeks after the club made the decision to contract out its course maintenance to a third party. 

 

Condition of the course, IMO, has slipped markedly this year and I fear for whats to come.  The third nine has been closed since May and the Nursery 18 has been an absolute mud heap all winter.  With the wear on the Nursery course, IMO it'll be Christmas before the course is in decent condition.

 

Very sad to see the club where it is today.



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Posted 31 August 2016 - 08:53 PM

More upheaval at the club today with the news that all pro shop staff have resigned effective immediately.
 
This comes only weeks after the club made the decision to contract out its course maintenance to a third party. 
 
Condition of the course, IMO, has slipped markedly this year and I fear for whats to come.  The third nine has been closed since May and the Nursery 18 has been an absolute mud heap all winter.  With the wear on the Nursery course, IMO it'll be Christmas before the course is in decent condition.
 
Very sad to see the club where it is today.


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Posted 31 August 2016 - 08:57 PM

Nothing wrong with contracting out maintennance.

 

Works pretty well for Growling Frog, Gardiners and Heritage.

 

 

Have the staff resigned because the club wants to take back the running of the pro shop?


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Posted 31 August 2016 - 09:11 PM

I believe the resignations were triggered by the inability of the club and the current operator to come to an agreement of stock values in order to bring the Pro Shop back to being an in house operation.  A couple of months back when the club announced it wouldn't renew the contract of the pro shop operators, the club made an offer to employ them as staff but obviously these latest negotiations didn't go too well.  

 

There's a lot of stuff going on within the club TB and to be quite truthful, it's a shambles right now.



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Posted 01 September 2016 - 08:45 AM

Sounds like a great investment for a few million dollars to me.....

Guess the place may look deserted in October?

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 10:37 PM

Played it today. Condition was horrendous. A social game but we like to play properly, after a few holes we decided to tee it up in the fairways, which were more mud than grass. First time we have ever done that anywhere. Lots of places you can't even see grass, just mud. Very sad, have always liked the place - practise facilities, layout and views are all great. Sadly, don't think I'll be back, at least not until someone verifies the place is playable.

 

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 02:14 PM

Played today for the first time since mud July (not a typo). Whilst the mud has mostly gone, the condition of the course is horrendous. The rough is 4-5" long & thick. The rough is between 5-10m wide before you hit the "second cut" which is knee high. Our group lost a collective 18 balls today. Only 5 of them were water balls, the rest were lost in the rough. On a course as windswept as this one, it's far too penal. I won't be going back & I doubt many of the remaining members will. The group of three trailing us today lost a collective 17 balls. When 7 golfers lose a collective 35 balls in a round, that's not just 7 golfers having a sh1t round. I don't know why this change in philosophy on the Maintenance of the course, the contractors have only taken over a month or so ago but who wants to play a round where you lose an average 5 pills a round? IMO course will be gone in two years.
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Posted 24 September 2016 - 02:27 PM

Budget constraints I would guess

When working on a limited budget the rough is the first thing they let go

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 07:57 PM

Played today for the first time since mud July (not a typo). Whilst the mud has mostly gone, the condition of the course is horrendous. The rough is 4-5" long & thick. The rough is between 5-10m wide before you hit the "second cut" which is knee high. Our group lost a collective 18 balls today. Only 5 of them were water balls, the rest were lost in the rough. On a course as windswept as this one, it's far too penal. I won't be going back & I doubt many of the remaining members will. The group of three trailing us today lost a collective 17 balls. When 7 golfers lose a collective 35 balls in a round, that's not just 7 golfers having a sh1t round. I don't know why this change in philosophy on the Maintenance of the course, the contractors have only taken over a month or so ago but who wants to play a round where you lose an average 5 pills a round? IMO course will be gone in two years.


Don't know why clubs persist with this kinda setup, just promotes negative sentiment about the club and discourages guests from returning. Nothing to be gAined other than some more spare time for the super intendants team
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Posted 29 September 2016 - 08:18 PM

Don't know why clubs persist with this kinda setup, just promotes negative sentiment about the club and discourages guests from returning. Nothing to be gAined other than some more spare time for the super intendants team

 

I can't imagine that this occurred for any reason other than the club can't afford enough labour to fully maintain the course.


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