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Turf Talk

It is that time of year again that we need to think of the future of our turf health and not just the present day playing conditions. Yes, it is time to aerify greens. Starting on Sunday, September 21 at 3:00 pm, we will be aerifying greens. This process will take us between 2-3 days if the weather cooperates.

If you would like to know more about the aeration process and why it is necessary, I have included a youtube link below to a video by Dr. Larry Stowell that explains it all in pretty simple terms and maybe will help you understand this process and make the whole thing a little more bearable, maybe.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va98sIUEjFw

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Before we get to the aerification however, we are hoping to start leveling a tee or two. First up is #4 and we are planning on starting this tee on Tuesday, September 16. The process will see us strip the sod off this tee, add 2-3" of sand, which we will rototill in, level and reseed.

We expect the whole process to take just two days, weather permitting and pending the availability of equipment. With our loader no longer operational, we need to come up with an option for loading sand and we also need to borrow a rototiller. We do have a handle on both of these but one never knows for sure when you are looking for something for nothing.

Once the process starts, this tee will no longer be in use for the remainder of the 2014 season and the first part of the 2015 season.

Ultimately, we want to come up with the best option for resurfacing our tees and feel that this is a good place to start. We may try 2/3 different techniques over the next few seasons before we come up with the best option.

Your patience, as always is appreciated.

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Lastly, we would like to remind everyone that we are at that time of year when frost becomes an issue. We do not allow playing on frost so should you happen to get here early and there are no signs out yet, please use you very best judgement and if in doubt, do not start.

On most days, our staff will be here well before any of the golfers but this may change a little as we get later in the season.

We will also post it on the website as early as possible whenever we have a frost delay so please be sure to have a look at this as well.


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2014 FALL GOLF SPECIAL
Available Sept 1


Been thinking about playing a little golf this fall? Or maybe even thinking about joining in 2015?

Well, you can now do both for one all inclusive price!!

You can now pay 50% of your 2015 dues and play for the remainder of 2014 absolutely free. That's right! Over 2 months of some of the best golf of the year free, all by just by signing up for next year.

For more information or to sign up for this terrific offer, please contact the office at 902-752-6120 or by emailing admin@abercrombiegolf.com. Or better yet, drop in, meet the staff and they will be more than happy to look after you.


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Notice To all Members


On behalf of the Governance and Nominating committee, we are seeking expressions of interest from any member who has a desire to join the Board of Directors of the Abercrombie Country Club in 2015.

Volunteer members of the Board of Directors serve a 3 year term upon appointment by the members at the AGM in January 2015.

In addition to attendance at monthly Board meetings, which typically take 1.5 to 2 hours, Board members are expected to serve on 1 or more committees that meet on a monthly basis for approximately 1 to 2 hours.  The chairperson of each committee assists in the preparation of the report of the committee to the Board.  Committee reports and other Board documents are circulated the week prior to Board meetings for review to ensure all Board members are up to date with committee and management’s activities.  The time commitment to serve on the Board is not significant and it is very important for our members to participate in the running of the Club.

In 2015 the board will have approximately five vacant positions and will be looking to fill these vacancies with members who have experience in but not limited to:

  1. Finance
  2. Engineering/Technical
  3. Marketing / Promotion
  4. Food service / Hospitality
  5. Golf industry / Tournament coordination
  6. Administrative / planning / Organization
If you or anyone you know may be interested in joining your board please reply to me by email at watertest@tncweb.ca or phone 759-2129. I will be very happy to discuss with you your interest in helping to move our club forward.

Sincerely,
Craig Gerrior
Governance and Nominating Chair
Abercrombie Golf Club
 
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NEW!  NEW!  NEW!


On Wednesday, June 25, a new set of tee blocks appeared on the golf course. These are the "Family" tees, designed for anyone that wants to play them, but specifically for that group that hit the driver a maximum of 150-175 yards. They are positioned predominantly on the fairway cut, with only one hole measuring over 400 yards and most par 4's in the 240-260 range. The total yardage for 18 holes has being set initially at just under 4,200 yards, subject to adjustments over the first couple of weeks as we seek out the most appropriate length.

These tee blocks are multi-coloured, representing the fact that they are not designed for any one group. So, please let us know what you think and after a few weeks we will determine whether this is something we should retain or not.


Trying to make the game fun for all!!

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