As you may recall, the forthcoming Autumn & Winter sees the golf course irrigation replacement project taking place. The project officially begins on the 25th October however the contractor will be onsite from the 18th undergoing general mobilising and setup tasks.
Our plan is to bring you weekly updates on progress as we move into the mainstay of the project with a dedicated area on the website where you can go to find the latest news. Many of you might be wondering how the work will affect playing the course moving forwards. The first 4 weeks (from the 25th) will see no disturbance to playing a full 18 holes, 7 days a week however from mid/late-November, we expect to have one green out of play at any one time. This will be Monday – Friday with the full course back in play at weekends. Occasionally, there will be light, remedial work on Saturdays however this won’t affect play.
Furthermore, we have taken the opportunity to meet with the Ladies Secretary and Ladies Competition Secretary to discuss Tuesday competitions during the project. Key dates have been established where qualifying competitions are to be played and the contractor will work with the Ladies section to ensure the course is as playable as possible at these points.
Finally, it’s worth mentioning that all of the above is subject to the many variables a project like this can be hit with. Notably weather conditions over winter may play a factor in progress as well as recent supply chain and fuel issues that many of us have already been subjected too.
Thanks in advance for your understanding during what will be an irregular winter on the course at Alwoodley and we’ll be in-touch with more updates in due course.
Regards, Eugene Reddington, Chair of Greens
Chair of Greens