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Head Green-keeper Warning

Members and visitors are advised they should not take short cuts through the green-keepers yard as this presents a significant health & safety risk, please use the farm track from the 16th ladies tee if you choose to complete your round early. Thank you for your cooperation. Gary Anderson, Head Green-keeper.

Published Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 Read More »

Head Greenkeeper Newsletter

Please see link below to read Gary’s latest news update and note his comments regarding leaves and the rough. Gary has asked me to inform you the team are working as hard as they can to deal with the changeover from summer to autumn/winter conditions. Please take extra care when on the course during the […]

Published Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 Read More »

Course News – Roping

Playing members are advised our Head Greenkeeper has roped off several areas of the course to provide protection over the coming winter months. Gary asked me to inform you the roping is predominantly to direct trolley and buggy (when permitted) traffic away from unsuitable areas rather than foot traffic. Please take extra care on the […]

Published Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 Read More »

Course News Update – 2nd October

Members are advised our Head Green-keeper Gary plans to open the course tomorrow,  providing we don’t have any further rain. He has advised it is extremely likely to be ‘carrying only’ and in any event until the course dries significantly he will place a restriction that all powered trolleys be fitted with recognised winter wheels […]

Published Monday, October 2nd, 2017 Read More »

Change to GUR Local Rule

Please see link below,effective with immediate effect. GUR Rule notice

Published Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 Read More »

Gary Anderson – August Newsletter

Newsletter –  August 2017

Published Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 Read More »

Greens Maintenance

Gary and his team are hard at work today on the greens, deep scarifying and blec overseeeding with bent grasses, top dressing and then finishing off by brush matting. By the weekend you will hardly notice they have been treated. Feedback from members and visitors has been tremendous in their endeavours to continually improve the […]

Published Thursday, August 10th, 2017 Read More »

Head Greenkeeper Newsletter – July 2017

Newsletter

Published Thursday, July 27th, 2017 Read More »

Adder Incident

Member Chris Williams would like to advise he was bitten by an Adder recently in the long meadow grasses whilst searching for his ball (LHS near field) approaching the 2nd Green. According to the Forestry Commission they are not aggressive animals and will only use their venom as a last means of defence, usually if […]

Published Saturday, June 10th, 2017 Read More »

Hanging Baskets

Thank you to our contract cleaner Brendan Hawkins for once again sponsoring our baskets and flowers around the clubhouse.

Published Friday, May 26th, 2017 Read More »

A birds eye view of PDGC

The course is coming on a treat, well done to Gary and his team. Click on the images to enlarge. Thanks to Chris Hughes for the images.

Published Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 Read More »

Local Rule – Preferred Lies Fairways

Members are advised the Competitions Sub Committee have agreed to withdraw the local rule of preferred lies on the fairways with effect from Friday 28th April.

Published Thursday, April 27th, 2017 Read More »

Deep Scarification of the Greens – Monday 24th April

Members are advised Gary and his team will be Deep Scarifying all the Greens on Monday 24th April. Gary highlighted the need for this work at the recent Q&A evening held in the Clubhouse. This work will maintain low thatch and help improve the root zone by treating the top inch of the putting green […]

Published Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 Read More »

RP Winter Major – Saturday

The course is being prepared for you by Gary and his team ahead of what is a fabulous weather forecast this weekend. We have our first Major of the season on Saturday, 8 qualifiers go through to the match play for the RP Winter Cup. Sunday is a 4BBB Medal, so link up with those […]

Published Thursday, April 6th, 2017 Read More »

Captain’s Drive In – Shotgun Draw

Please see the draw for starting holes for our upcoming Captain’s Drive in Shotgun AM-AM on Sunday 2nd April. As you will see there are still spaces left for late entries so please contact Ian in the Pro Shop if you are intending to play. Remember the course will be closed all day for non […]

Published Monday, March 27th, 2017 Read More »

BIGGA and Sherrif Amenity Seminar @ PDGC

The Club hosted an educational seminar yesterday for the team from BIGGA (British International Greenkeepers Association) and Sherrif Amenity, horticultural advisers. 45 greenkeepers from clubs in Yorkshire were in attendance and listened to presentations from various speakers ranging from available machinery, proactive use of fungicides, irrigation systems, turf weather and ecology on the golf course, which […]

Published Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 Read More »

Course Information Update – Water Issues

Whilst members may recall previous notices regarding water issues at the top end of the course, this update is to keep members au fair of latest developments. Along with our own on course remedial works to rectify the problem, the Directors wish members to know that the Club has and will continue to pursue the issue […]

Published Sunday, February 12th, 2017 Read More »

Thank you to our Volunteers

The Board of Directors wish to thank those members who have recently given up their valuable time in volunteering to assist the greens staff in the servicing of equipment and other maintenance work in the sheds. Considerable savings have been made on the budget and has allowed the greens team to focus on the winter […]

Published Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 Read More »

Rules of Golf -Modification to Rule 18 and 20

Members are advised of a change to Rule 18; Ball at Rest Moved and Rule 20; Lifting, Dropping and Placing; Playing from Wrong Place. See attachment. New Rule 1.1.2017 (1)

Published Thursday, January 19th, 2017 Read More »

Yorkshire Water and Drainage Update – 23rd November

Members will be aware we have had massive drainage issues at the top end of the Course, particularly in the area from the 8th tee to the brow of the hill on the 8th hole. The issue has also manifested itself further down the course from the right-hand side of the 7th green all the way […]

Published Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 Read More »

Placing Through The Green

The Competitions Sub Committee have introduced ‘placing through the green’ until further notice. Please see below for further details. placing-through-the-green

Published Monday, October 31st, 2016 Read More »

Winter Course Maintenance

Members are advised with effect from Monday 31st October 2016 holes 16 and 17 will be closed for winter maintenance.The proposed works on these holes during the winter will include: –  Drainage work on both holes. Verti draining and levelling of the 16th Tee. Tree maintenance on both holes. Extending 17th Tee. Clearing shrubbery, gorse […]

Published Monday, October 31st, 2016 Read More »

Winter Wheels Notice

Members are advised the Greens Sub Committee have, with effect from Monday 31st October, announced that all powered trolleys must be fitted with recognised winter wheels and until further notice. Please contact Ian or Steve in the Pro Shop for further advice. Thank you for your co-operation. Winter-Wheels-Notice

Published Monday, October 24th, 2016 Read More »

Yorkshire Water Update

Members are advised Yorkshire Water (YW) have now repaired a fractured water pipe discovered in the area behind the 8th tee and situated on the Municipal golf course. The area was identified following a recent incident in which a vehicle crashed through the hedgerow into the ditch. YW now believe this will resolve the flooding […]

Published Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 Read More »

Hollow Tining – Monday 3rd October

Members are reminded the greens staff will start ‘hollow tining’ the greens on Monday 3rd October and likely to take three days to complete, weather permitting.  Whilst the course will be open there is likely to be some hole closures to allow safe access of work for the staff. There will be no club competitions on […]

Published Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 Read More »

Hole in One – No 11

Amazingly lightning has struck again today when Wilf Murgatroyd, who joined the Club in 1966, aced the Par 3, 161 yard third hole making it the 11th Hole in One this year from our playing members. Wilf went on to say ” I hit driver, shut my eyes and hoped for the best” before claiming […]

Published Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 Read More »

Course News – Update from Yorkshire Water

Members may be aware that we have ongoing investigations with Yorkshire Water to determine the amounts of excess water accumulating from the rear of the 8th tee and running alongside the 8th fairway. Whilst this is not causing us concern currently, Yorkshire Water are well aware of the impact to the club whenever we have […]

Published Friday, August 5th, 2016 Read More »

LDUGC 1st Div Team Championship @ PDGC- Tuesday 16th August

Members are advised the above event will now take place on Tuesday 16th August and not as published in the club diary. As a result the course will be closed all day; limited courtesies are available, please contact the office to register your interest. The Executive of the LDUGC appreciate your understanding, caused by a […]

Published Thursday, July 28th, 2016 Read More »

Weaver Cup K/O -QF Matches

Would all remaining competitors please ensure your QF matches are played by Friday 5th August 2016. All Weaver Competition rules apply as published. No extensions will be permitted for failure to play matches by the above date.Thank you and good luck to all those still competing. Regards Duncan Moss – Competitions Chairman.

Published Thursday, July 21st, 2016 Read More »

Trust Ford Charity Event – Thursday 21st July – Cancelled

Members are advised the above event has been cancelled, as a result the course will not now close at 1045hrs as printed in the 2016 diary.

Published Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 Read More »

Dress Code

A reminder that  members are expected to dress appropriately and conduct themselves in a manner in keeping with membership of a private members golf club, especially when on the golf course and afterwards in the clubhouse. Please respect your fellow members at all times. Dress Code

Published Friday, July 8th, 2016 Read More »

Course News – Yorkshire Water – 30th June

Members are advised Yorkshire Water are still investigating the source of a water leak running parallel with our 8th fairway and near the tee. The latest update from them is they are going to install a hydrant in this area to enable further tests to establish if the water is from the mains or coming […]

Published Thursday, June 30th, 2016 Read More »

Course News

Members will have noticed the placement on the course of ‘ Blue Tees’ on the fairways. These will be used in conjunction with Steve Clancy’s coaching of  the juniors and developing their game onto the golf course. Local rule 24-1 and 18-2 ‘movable obstruction’ will apply if necessary. Blue Junior Tees

Published Monday, June 20th, 2016 Read More »

Course Update – 24th April

Members are advised the Highways Department have now cleaned all the drains on Park Lane. Following this work, the Highways team will monitor the levels of water and investigate, with the use of cameras, to see if any blockages are causing excess water to enter the golf course. In addition the whole course will be surveyed […]

Published Sunday, April 24th, 2016 Read More »

Course News Update

Members are advised a course inspection with WMDC land drainage and flood risk team has taken place, this was undertaken to establish the ongoing problems with flooding on the main road, running alongside the 8th fairway, and subsequently entering the course. They now have all the information they require, supported by photographic evidence of blocked […]

Published Thursday, April 14th, 2016 Read More »

Captain’s Drive In 2016

Members and guests gave this years Captain, Martin Johnson and Lady Captain, Ruth Storey a memorable ‘drive in’ on Sunday, even more so after both successfully hit their drives down the fairway. Whilst the recent inclement weather had left the course very wet underfoot, the ‘double shotgun’ event went ahead, albeit affecting those who were […]

Published Thursday, April 7th, 2016 Read More »

Course Update

Members will not need reminding that the course is being subjected to an unprecedented amount of rainfall which has accumulated over the winter period and seemingly extending into early Spring. The Club have reported to both Yorkshire Water and Wakefield Council the volume of water running parallel with the 8th fairway and the main road, […]

Published Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 Read More »

Hole in One – Bryan Hutton

Despite the miserable weather recently, some good news to report when member Bryan Hutton aced the Par 3, 163 yard 14th hole on Monday. Bryan chose a fairway ‘3’ wood to achieve his first ever hole in one since joining the club 25 years ago. Congratulations and well played, the feat more cherished as it was witnessed by […]

Published Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 Read More »

PDGC ‘App’

Following an agreement with Whole in 1 Golf, the Club now has a dedicated App available as a free download for both Apple and Android devices by searching for ‘Whole in 1 Golf, Pontefract’. The App has several features, including a flyover of the course, GPS measuring device, and by scrolling across the bottom of the page, links […]

Published Friday, October 2nd, 2015 Read More »

Toro Greens Iron

Members are advised the Management Committee have given approval for the purchase of the ‘Toro Greens Iron’ following its recent trial and extremely positive feedback from Members and Visitors.

Published Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 Read More »

Course News

Members are advised the greens will be ‘ironed’ with the Toro Turf vehicle on Friday 3rd July, weather permitting. The vehicle is currently on loan to the Club as a demonstrator and any feedback would be welcomed if playing over the weekend. Please email manager@pdgc.co.uk

Published Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 Read More »

Scratch Team vs. Wetherby – LDUGC K/O

The Scratch team play their match vs. Wetherby on Friday evening 3rd July, the 1st tee being reserved between 1700 and 1730hrs. No 4 balls between 1630 and 1700hrs. Come along and support the team if you can.

Published Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 Read More »

Severe Weather Warning Procedure

The Committee have responsibility to protect players and spectators in the event of a severe weather warning. In the event of lightning a klaxon will sound from the Pro Shop and you must immediately stop play, mark your ball and evacuate the course (Rule 33-1 that in potentially dangerous situations, play must be discontinued immediately […]

Published Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 Read More »

Course News

An update to what’s happening out on the course. A permanent winter tee is being constructed on the 18th Hole (LHS). The irrigation work is now completed, some teething problems are being dealt with by the contractors, but overall the course manager is delighted with the new system. Let’s hope we experience a good summer […]

Published Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 Read More »

Course Matters Update

The Course Manager has provided the following answers to some recent questions asked by Members:- Hollow Tining Q) Why can’t the top dressing material fill all the holes at once and the greens swept or brushed? The intention is not to fill the holes completely with ‘top dressing’, to do so would require a significant amount of […]

Published Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 Read More »