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Hello All, 

Despite it being a New Year it was a familiarwinner of the first PGA event of 2016 seeingAmerican Jordan Speith breaking more records andfinishing an astonishing 30 under-par, cementinghis place as the World Number 1 ahead of RoryMcllroy. 

This is certainly going to be a great rivalry towatch and see these two challenging each otherall the way to be the best in the world - whowill come out on top this week in Abu Dhabi? 

Away from the Sunshine of the PGA and EuropeanTour our Greenkeeping Team here have been facingtheir own challenges as Deputy Head GreenkeperSteve explains in his recent blog.

Greenkeepers news

Happy new year to everyone!!! 

The first couple of weeks of 2016 has seen usbattle everyday with crow damage and also severewet areas in some parts of the course. The crowshave been very active looking for chafer grubsand at the same time causing a lot of work forus. They don't seem to be scared by scare crows,golfers or even gun shots and thechemical/insecticide we normally use to minimisechafer grubs has currently been taken off themarket and is no longer for sale. Imidaclopridis the active ingredient in merit turf which wehave used in the past. 

We are hoping that the cold weather which isforecast over the next few weeks shouldhopefully slow their activity down abit. All thesurrounds and greens will be heavily over seededand top dressed early spring and we're confidentall the damaged areas will come back better thanever. 

Please see below photos of damage and the grubsthey are searching for.


You can read more of Steve's Blogs by clickinghere

Rule of the week 

Crow Damage 

Please Note For all queries on rulings on therepair to crow damage on the surrounds pleaserefer to Rule 25 for Abnormal Groundconditions. 

Following on from our local rules section lastweek we thought we would continue this with...

What to do when your ball lands in thearea with the grazing sheep?

Ground Under Repair; Play Prohibited. 

Thesheep grazing area defined by electrical fencingis ground under repair from which play isprohibited. If a player's ball lies in thisarea, or if this area interferes with theplayer's stance or the area of his/her intendedswing, the player must take relief under Rule25-1b. 

(If your ball lies in the sheep gracing area youmust take full relief from the nearest point nonearer the hole and use 1 club length with nopenalty.) 

Penalty for breach of local rule: 
Match play - Loss of hole 
Stroke play- Two strokes 

Please do not enter fenced area under anycircumstances. If you do lose a ball into thesheep area then let us know and we will try toreunite you! 

Competition results 

Gent's Weekend Stableford Result 

In the first Weekend Stableford of 2016 we sawsome impressive scores being posted, of the 65taking part we saw five players posting 40points or better! With a magnificent 69 grossscore and winner of Division 1 and Overall was MartinCross with 42 points. Thewinner of Division 2 and adding to his Medal winearlier this month was Leon Sladewith 42 points. The winner of Division 3 was TrevorButler with 41 points alsoadding to his 2nd place in Division 2 earlierthis month in the Medal. 

Div 1: 1st Martin Cross42 Points, 2nd Danny Roberts41 Points and 3rd Richard Carr38 Points 
Div 2: 1st Leon Slade41 Points, 2nd Colin Profit40 Points and 3rd Pete Mills37 Points 
Div 3: 1st Trevor Butler41 Points, 2nd Gary Blake37 Points and 3rd Matthew Smith35 Points

For the full results from both days please clickhere.

Ladies Weekend Stableford Result 

In the Ladies Stableford this was won by RuthMarshall with 27 Pointsfollowed in second place by MarilynRichardson with 25 points. 

Senior section 

Seniors January Stableford 

On Thursday, 14 January a total of 30 Seniorsbraved dreadful conditions with the early groupsstarting in a snow shower. RegMitchell was the only player tobetter his handicap as players tried to come toterms with the wind and sleet. 

Full Results were: 
Div. 1 - 1st Reg Mitchell38 pts, 2nd Kevin Crummell34 pts and 3rd ChrisMcNulty 33 pts 
Div. 2 - 1st Mike Price35 pts, 2nd Stuart Weston32 pts and 3rd Rob Bruce31 pts 

Annual Dinner - the date of the 11th March hasnow been confirmed. Notices about the Menuchoices and Sign-up sheets are now on theSeniors and Ladies Noticeboards, please sign upwith your menu choices. StuartWeston (treasurer of the SeniorSection) will take payment, cash or cheque madepayable to 'Golf Senior Section'. 

February Roll-up - This is on February, 18 -start 9.00am (sign in by 8.45 am) - sign-upsheet on the noticeboard.

Upcoming events 


Last Chance to Sign up for our Winter Open! 

You can still sign up in the Pro Shop to ourWinter Open on Saturday, 30 January, this is anindividual Stableford Competition open to Men,Ladies and Juniors, it is also a Full HandicapQualifier being on full greens and tees. 

Entrance fee is just £10for adult Members (£30 AdultVisitors) and £5for junior members ( £20 JuniorVisitors). 

This includes coffee on arrival followed by arolling buffet after golf with prize givingalong with nearest the pin and longest driveprizes. Clickhere for more details

Downloadthe Club Calendar

In case you missed it last week - you can nowdownload to your iPhone; Android phone or PC theelectronic 2016 Google calendar. 

On here it has all the club events and fixturescoming up this year - a great way of keepingtrack of what is going on at the Club!

Clickhere to download. 

Shop news  

Winter Footwear

TheMen's & ladies FootJoy Boot MRRP £84.95now only £69.95(SAVE £15) 

Key Features and benefits of the boot: 

- Full Grain Leather Uppers - Offer outstandingwaterproof comfort, breathability anddurability 
- Proof-Guard Waterproof Membrane - Providestotal waterproof protection 
- Soft PU Quarter Linings - Durability andadditional touch and feel comfort 
- EVA Fit-Bed - Provides lightweight cushioningunderfoot
- Cyclone Cleats - Offer green-friendly dynamiccleat traction

In preparation for the spring we have afantastic new Motocaddy Promotion:

New Year 2016 Free Bag Offerwith Motocaddy

Order an S-series electric trolley and get acart bag for free.

-Buy an S1 with lead-acid batteryand get a Club Series bag free.
- Buy an S1 trolley with lithium battery and geta Pro Series bag free.
- Buy an S1 Pro/ S3 Pro (anybattery option) and get a Pro Series bagfree

Clickhere to find out more about Motocaddy'selectric trolley line up.

- S7 Remote is excluded from this offer
- Free bagcolour at the discretion of Motocaddy
- Availible while stocks last
- Multiple orders allowed

TheKirtlington Winter Open

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