Captain's Monthly Update - November

The golf season has now come to an end. Congratulations to all of the winners of the trophies throughout the season and special congratulations to Callum Gaughan being named Golfer of the year.

I would like to thank all of the Captains, organisers and players of all of the sections who have represented NGC this year and all of the members who have supported me during my Captaincy throughout this golf season.

Further thanks to the Directors, Greens staff, Gary in the Pro Shop, House, bar & catering staff, in particular Sharon, and the other members who provide great assistance behind the scenes to help make the golf club function for you the members. I have seen how much work is involved in the day to day business of the club and I don’t think people really appreciate the amount of time and effort that is put into helping with making the golf club function. 

I constantly hear people making comments of how things should be done within the golf Club. If any members really do think that they can / could help make a difference then speak to either myself or any of the Directors about getting involved.

I am sure everyone is aware of the recent Hollow - Coring that has taken place on the greens, since that has occurred we now seem to have acquired numerous Greens experts within our club!! The work that has been done is vital for the incoming winter season and the next summer Golf season. We cannot have perfect greens all year round. Please trust and support your greens staff with the decisions that they make and the work that they are doing on the greens and you will once again see the results in the next few weeks and more importantly for the Golf season.

This is the 4th time I have had to raise this matter. I am astounded at the constant amount of unrepaired pitch marks upon our Greens. Please point this out to others in your playing group if they miss their pitch mark and wherever possible if you see any missed ones please repair it rather than think  “WHY SHOULD I, IT'S NOT MINE”
The same also applies to bunkers!!

Please continue to support our club wherever possible and enjoy the rest of the winter Golf Season. 

Thank you once again.

Dean Mountain
Normanton Golf Club Captain 2018/19