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#1 Uncle_Leo

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 09:32 PM

I have a game lined up at Portsea soon. I havent been there for nearly 3 years, but have always enjoyed the challenge and playing conditions. Has enyone been there of late? How is it holding up in the drought?

Jack.



#2 Wilksie

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 10:47 PM

QUOTE: Jack @ Mar 23 2007, 11:32 AM

I have a game lined up at Portsea soon. I havent been there for nearly 3 years, but have always enjoyed the challenge and playing conditions. Has enyone been there of late? How is it holding up in the drought?

Jack.

Jack,

We've been getting down there a fair bit lately... Its looking a bit dry but there's still a good turf cover and the lies you'll get will be fine. The greens look ok as well although I havnt played the course in a while. Enjoy your game.

Wilksie



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Posted 23 March 2007 - 10:57 PM

Wilksie,

Are you a member at Portsea?



#4 Uncle_Leo

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 10:57 PM

Good to hear Wilksie. I need to get down there more often.



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Posted 23 March 2007 - 11:19 PM

QUOTE: Moe @ Mar 23 2007, 12:57 PM

Wilksie,

Are you a member at Portsea?

No



#6 Moe

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 11:28 PM

So whats the point of visiting so often?

Looking at how a course reno should be done? tongue.gif



#7 John J Jones

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 12:35 AM

Wilksie,

Any truth to the rumour you blokes have picked up the gig to do the changes at Portsea?

JJ



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Posted 24 March 2007 - 01:22 AM

QUOTE: Moe @ Mar 23 2007, 12:57 PM

Wilksie,

Are you a member at Portsea?

He might be a Country member.



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Posted 24 March 2007 - 01:38 AM

QUOTE: Postie @ Mar 23 2007, 03:22 PM

He might be a Country member.

I'll never forget



#10 Wilksie

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 02:39 AM

QUOTE: John J Jones @ Mar 23 2007, 02:35 PM

Wilksie,

Any truth to the rumour you blokes have picked up the gig to do the changes at Portsea?

JJ

We're mainly helping the Club with planning issues related to a small subdivision and new clubhouse. There will be some minor changes to the golf course required as well.



#11 Moe

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 03:23 AM

We're mainly helping the Club with planning issues related to a small subdivision and new clubhouse

Wouldn't that be suited to a town planner?

There will be some minor changes to the golf course required as well.

Wouldn't that be suited to an architect with a strong reputation in making changes to existing excellent golf courses?



#12 Wilksie

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 03:36 AM

That would be site planning and design Moe, there is a separate Town Planning consultant.



#13 Uncle_Leo

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 05:47 AM

QUOTE: Wilksie @ Mar 23 2007, 04:39 PM

We're mainly helping the Club with planning issues related to a small subdivision and new clubhouse. There will be some minor changes to the golf course required as well.

Terrible news. See it before it is all mangled people. Shame Portsea, shame.



#14 the_unreal_jeffrey

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 12:44 AM

No disrespect to the Cashmore's but I am dissapointed that the committee has not given Bruce Grant the chance to continue the excellent work he has done on the golf course at Portsea. His passion for the club, its members and the course is undeniable, as is the quality of the work he has done on the course for the last ten years, often on favorable financial terms for the club. He deserves to continue the excellent work that he started and it is hard to see how it is not in the club's best interst for him to do so.



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Posted 25 March 2007 - 02:01 AM

Jeffrey,

I agree with what you are saying. Bruce's work down there has shown a real care & understanding of what Portsea is & should be.

Sometimes when a relationship between an architectural firm & a club is too close (in other words, the architect is a member of the club, or something of that nature), & 'favorable financial terms' are offered, the work, although done well, is often done when the firm has time, as opposed to when the club wants it done. I know of 2 prominent Australian clubs who have reconsidered an arrangement with a resident architect because of this reason.

This may not have been the situation with Bruce, but I can think of no other reason to change.






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