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OPEN , Pull and powered trolleys (fitted with winter wheels) allowed.

Buggies with exemption certificates permitted but restricted from holes 7 to 12.

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Course Surveyor – Week Commencing 23rd April

Members and guests are advised a surveyor will be out on the course after 3pm on one or two days this week. Please take extra care on holes 1, 2 and 3 and on the practise facility to allow this work to be undertaken. Thank you.

Published Monday, April 23rd, 2018 Read More »

Weekend Competition Changes

Members are advised Saturday’s competition will be the March Stableford off the main yellow tees. Sundays competition will be the April Stableford, again off the main yellow tees . Both competitions will be non- qualifying for handicap purposes and winter rules will still be in force, however Saturdays No 4 ball rule before 12 noon […]

Published Friday, April 20th, 2018 Read More »

Adverse Weather Policy

Please click on the link below to view the Clubs adverse weather policy. Adverse Weather Document

Published Thursday, April 12th, 2018 Read More »

Course News

Please click on the link below to view Gary’s latest newsletter. Newsletter April 2018

Published Friday, April 6th, 2018 Read More »

Revised Buggy Policy – April 2018

Members are advised the Club has recently revised our buggy policy, please click the link below to view, New Buggy Policy

Published Friday, April 6th, 2018 Read More »

We are not alone! Tweet from Norman Gundhill @ Ponteraces

Clerk Of The Course NORMAN GUNDILL quoted “I have never seen this much standing water on the track in my 50 years at @ponteraces. Yesterday everything had soaked away, but it just shows you how high the water table is!  

Published Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 Read More »

Gary Anderson – Course Reports

Please click on the links below to view the latest course updates. I’m sure members will appreciate the frustration being felt by everyone at present with the miserable weather, not least Gary and his team who continue to work extremely hard in trying conditions. Feb  2018          March 2018

Published Monday, March 12th, 2018 Read More »

Course Update – 7th March

Please see the link below from STRI. STRI INFORMATION ON COURSE CLOSURES

Published Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 Read More »

The Beast from the East has arrived at PDGC

On the positive side, the grass underneath will still be nice and green and the course will be awaiting you very soon!

Published Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 Read More »

Head Greenkeeper – January Report

Please click on the link below to view Gary’s January Newsletter. Newsletter Jan 2018

Published Thursday, February 1st, 2018 Read More »

Captains’ Inauguration Evening

After a fantastic buffet provided by Rob Crookes, Mr Captain Tony Cook and Madam Captain Jill Rowett handed over a cheque for £4649.76 on behalf of the members of Pontefract & District Golf Club to the Prince of Wales Hospice.  The cheque was accepted by David Stewart, Chief Executive of the Hospice, along with Tony’s […]

Published Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 Read More »

Winter Mats and Teeing Up

Members are advised the use of winter mats and teeing up are both optional. The Greens Sub Committee and Gary hope that the majority of members will use either option to help protect the course over the winter period.

Published Monday, November 27th, 2017 Read More »

Head Greenkeeper Newsletter – November 2017

Newsletter November 2017

Published Monday, November 27th, 2017 Read More »

Winter Golf

Members are informed that all greens over the winter period will have yellow flags in place whether or not, front, middle or back pin positions are in use. In adverse weather conditions Gary intends to use the aprons as temporary greens to protect summer playing surfaces. The greens staff will endeavour to provide you with […]

Published Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 Read More »

Course Protection – Winter Mats

On the advice of our Head Greenkeeper, Gary Anderson, optional use of the winter multimat will be in place from Saturday 25th November and until further notice. The multimat can be purchased outright for £5 from the Pro Shop, alternatively they can be hired with a deposit of £10, returnable after the winter period. Should […]

Published Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 Read More »

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 »