A Change for the New Season - 1st & 10th Tees

Following consultation with both Mr and Lady Captain and effective from Saturday 9th March 2013, the 1st and 10th tees will be separated for the forthcoming season.

The white, yellow and red tee markers for the 1st tee will be located in the usual tee positions between the clubhouse and the green keepers shed however the white, yellow and red tee markers for the 10th will be re-located to the tee position on the right hand side of the ropes immediately in front of the spike bar.

The change is seen as a good way of creating a slightly different tee shot for both holes and will also help to protect the 1st tee during the busy golfing season.

We will review the success of this change and use feedback from the membership to determine if we make this more permanent.

Thank you & Regards

Simon Barber
Chairman of Greens

Posted by barbers on Sun, March 03, 2013 at 06:59 PM

Greens Presentation to General Meeting - February 2013


Posted by barbers on Thu, February 07, 2013 at 01:33 PM

Greens Committee Update - November 2012

Dear Member,

We must remain optimistic and positive that the remainder of November, December and January will be ‘weather friendly’! In an ideal world we would appreciate a cold dry spell that would be beneficial to the golf course and much more enjoyable for playing winter golf.

As we head into winter we are pleased to inform you that temporary greens will only be used in the event of a ground frost or if there is necessary work required on a particular green. Fairway mats will be introduced on Saturday 17th November and will remain in place until Opening Sides. We intend to improve drainage on a number of holes throughout the winter and perform a few cosmetic changes to make the golf course more enjoyable for you to play whilst retaining the unique challenge that is only available at Alderley Edge.  The more observant of you will have probably noticed the separation of the 6th and 15th tees and some tree planting on the 1st fairway. Increased signage is next on the agenda and should be delivered during the close season.

In view of the extremely wet weather we have had this season, my first year as Chairman of Greens has been challenging however it must be said that the feedback from the membership applauds the work that our Green Staff do to keep the course open and in excellent condition. Their dedication and conscientiousness, truly caring for the golf course and its surroundings is the key ingredient for all of us as members to enjoy our golf and sometimes it is easy to take the condition of the course for granted. The words “thank you” comes nowhere close to recognising their efforts. I know they value your feedback, so when you next see Les, Jonathan or Nigel on the course, please take time to pass on your comments.

As we move out of Winter and into Spring we will be seeking to hold an evening seminar with the membership to discuss the progress made and listen to your ideas for further course improvements. We will be publishing a date in the New Year and asking for your questions in advance.

We are also keen to progress the idea of a gardening club and will be siting some flower beds in certain parts of the course ready for Spring planting.

May I take this opportunity to once again thank you for your ongoing support and please continue to send suggestions regarding all aspects of your experience on the golf course to the Greens Committee. In the meantime please remember to replace your divots and repair your pitch marks!

Warm regards & happy golfing,

Simon Barber
Chairman of Greens

Posted by barbers on Thu, November 15, 2012 at 01:38 PM

Greens Update for Membership

The new Greens Committee, chaired by Simon Barber, has been in situ for one month now and linking into one of our objectives to have open communication with the membership, we felt it important to provide you with an update on some of the areas we are working on currently.

1. The strategy and vision for Greens has been posted on the website. This focuses on the improved quality of our course, the correct and appropriate management of our Greens Staff and cost efficiencies. In summary we want a product that encourages golfers to return to AEGC time and time again and a course that we can all be proud of.

2. Recently the Greens Committee has closely inspected key areas of the course and recommended a few changes. These are in process of being carried out and we hope you will start to notice a subtle difference over the coming weeks i.e. signage, distinction between rough and fairways, tee positions etc. Your feedback to these changes is always welcome so please speak to anyone of the Greens Committee members when you see them.

3. We believe that cosmetically the appearance of the course can be enhanced in some areas. We are introducing a few flower beds on some of the tees that we hope members will kindly donate to and help maintain. It is our plan to introduce a gardening club to support the Greens Staff in the upkeep of these beds.

4. The Greens Staff are extremely conscientious and proud of what they do, rightly so. We have an exceptional course that is always well received by visitors from other clubs. All of our plans have our 3 Greens Staff at the centre of them, playing an integral role in making AEGC stand out from other courses. If you see them on the course please pass on your gratitude for the work they do, sometimes in conditions that make their job very difficult.

5. Finally it is important for everyone to understand that the Greens budget will be managed very carefully to ensure that we balance the objectives of improving the quality of the course with cost controls and efficiencies. Like any successful business we need to find the right balance between investment and return.

To summarise, we are committed to our plan which we hope you will embrace. We want to invite feedback hence the reason for being open with you all in our communication and if you care about AEGC in the way we do we hope you will provide support to achieve the goals we have set?

Thank you for taking the time to read this summary update.

Kind Regards
AEGC Greens Committee

Posted by barbers on Tue, May 22, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Calling All Gardeners

We would like to introduce the concept of a gardening club to Alderley Edge to help cosmetically enhance the appearance of the course in certain areas.

If you are interested in being a part of this then please let Simon Barber know. An initial meeting will be arranged to discuss ideas and agree how the gardening club would work.

Posted by barbers on Wed, May 09, 2012 at 08:21 AM

Our Vision for Greens @ AEGC

This is our vision for the course at AEGC. We hope you share in it and will try and help us to achieve it where you can. Thank you.


Posted by barbers on Fri, May 04, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Greens Committee Strategy 2012

AEGC_Greens_Committee_Strategic_Plans.pptPlease find attached the strategy presentation developed by the Greens Committee in April 2012. A more detailed action plan will follow.

Posted by barbers on Fri, May 04, 2012 at 10:58 AM

2010-11 Winter Programme

The attached draft programme is heavily dependent on the funding available at the time and the prevailing weather conditions.

Posted by Bill Fisher on Mon, September 13, 2010 at 08:05 PM

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