Thursday, 31 January 2019

Golf Environment Awards

Aldeburgh Golf Club are delighted to have won the Environmental Golf Course of the Year category in the 2019 Golf Environment Awards.  This is "awarded to clubs that brilliantly demonstrate efficient management across each of the following areas:
Nature Conservation Management
Turfgrass Management
Waste Management
Water Management"

The STRI ecologist Rowan Rumball wrote of Aldeburgh Golf Club;
"Creating what many thought to be impossible, an almost perfect blend of course and ecology to the point where it is hard to tell where one begins and another stops.  All without sacrificing the playability of the course."

The other finalists in this category were, St Andrews Links, Minchinhampton Golf Club, Warrington Golf Club and Ipswich Golf Club.

Golf Environment Awards Website

The Aldeburgh Golf Club party at the Golf Environment Awards presentation in Harrogate
Left to right, Martin Turna, Ben Taylor-Grout, Nick Staff, Melissa Baker, Mark Broughton and David Wybar

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Tidal Surge

On the 8th of January a tidal surge overtopped the river wall and the 3rd and 4th holes on the river course were flooded.  At its highest the tide covered most of the 3rd green, part of the new 4th green and the fourth tee which was under construction.  By the next morning the water had cleared, leaving quite a lot of debris to clear up and the new 4th tee needed re-levelling.
The 3rd green was an island for a while

Another view of the 3rd green and fairway

The tide overtopping the river wall


This bedraggled Kestrel sat for half an hour on the nest box behind the practice shed seeking some shelter from the pouring rain.

Wasp Spider

A wasp spider took up residence near the clubhouse entrance for a few days in September.
They mimic a wasp for protection from predators but they are not dangerous.