News Letter 26th November 2019
THE LIFE OF A GREENKEEPER
The life of a greenkeeper is in most cases a complete mystery to those who frequent such grounds, but take it from a well-experienced industry worker, it’s no picnic.
The day of a greenkeeper starts during the hours when most of us are still deeply embedded in dreamland. The sun will only meet a greenkeeper at work during the peak of summer, otherwise the day starts in darkness and usually the cool air will accompany it.
The daily duties are comprised of ‘short cuts’ (cutting the greens at somewhere close to 3mms) ‘pin placements’ (moving of the hole and flag on the greens to reduce wear on areas of the green) and the maintenance of the rough areas (the right air-conditioned machine, equipped with radio and a cushioned seat can result in an enjoyable day at work).
However, Mother Nature often has other plans. With only a little too much rain and some boisterous wind, the ‘day-to-day’ of a golf course can turn into a catastrophe. Too much rainfall can inspire disease to spread in the greens and too little can see the area wither and weaken.
I was once asked what it was like to work on a golf course and after thinking about it for a moment I replied; “the early mornings are tough, but the sunrises are priceless”.
I have experienced some of the most arduous and trying times whilst at my job but these have been balanced with some truly majestic landscapes.
Every profession comes with its difficulties, but few working environments can beat the view from the top of a fairway. When there is just enough rain and the temperature is crisp but comfortable, then a golf course can make for an amazing workstation.
Though cutting the grass and cleaning the grounds are daily chores, which necessitate many hours of a maintenance team, it is the lessor known skills of the trade that are needed to meet the more complex challenges of the industry.
From floods to storms, uprooting of trees to the finest millimetre cut of a smooth rolling green, the life of a greenkeeper is as varied as it gets. It is a trade that explores unique ways of manipulating vast landscapes through unpredictable weather patterns and can create green oases in even the most arid deserts.
BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND SPECIALS
Humewood is celebrating Black Friday Weekend.
All weekend green fee specials as well as burger, beer and baskets specials.
BARNEY'S TO SPONSOR DECEMBER COMPETITIONS
December is around the corner and Barney’s have once again come on board with generous sponsorship for all club competitions in December.
Join us for the first competition on Wednesday, 4th of December.
ANNUAL YEAR-END PRIZEGIVING
The year-end prize giving will take place on
Wednesday 11 December after the Wednesday competition.
Please join us to celebrate all the
trophy winners for the year.
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SATURDAY COMPETITION WINNERS
Here are the winners for the Saturday competition, played on 23rd of November 2019
1st: Philip Smith
2nd: Kevin Duckworth
3rd: Rob Adair
4th: Matthew Ferrey
THE HUMEWOOD PRO SHOP
How about considering the Pro Shop "BLACK FRIDAY" specials (Friday Only!)
And if it is distance that your are after, we now have the brand new Cleveland Launcher UHX club in the shop for a great price of only R12 999,99. This new product allows not only decent height to the shot but added distance too.
To top it off for you we have a FULL demo set that you can take onto the course to try out and feel. This great club is accompanied by the new Cleveland Launcher Turbo driver and woods for that extra confidence and at the correct price point of R5 499,99! Be sure to test it out for FREE!
Come in and visit us for more information on our "Black Friday Specials" (Only for Friday 29th November 2019!)
The Humewood Pro Shop