Craig Cox, Paddy O’Dea and Gary Russell-Sharam prepare to re-position the pin on the 18th for Greenkeeper’s Day on Saturday.
Craig Cox, Paddy O’Dea and Gary Russell-Sharam prepare to re-position the pin on the 18th for Greenkeeper’s Day on Saturday. Gerard Walsh

Placement of pins in play

GOLF: Members beware - the greenkeepers have a surprise or two in store for the members on Saturday.

Course superintendent Craig Cox and turf equipment technician Paddy O'Dea have been working hard preparing for Greenkeeper's Day and will be part of one of the teams for an Irish Four-ball Medley event.

Men and women can play in any numbers in each team of four and the greenkeepers will have a few surprises with the pin placement on some holes. There are changes to each green a couple of times a week to even out the wear.

Greens are marginally harder for the Warwick Real Estate Monthly Medal and will be even harder for the Pro-Am in November.

The event will be different with the best score from the four players counting on the early holes, then the two best scores for each team, the three best and then all the scores for the last few holes.

Warwick Golf Club handicapper Garry Adcock said he had played on the course for 40 years and rated its condition at present as the best he had seen coming out of winter.

"This is all to do with the work of greenkeepers and we want a big field on Saturday to support them on their day," Adcock said.

Cox spoke about the outstanding support from four or five volunteers who assisted with general maintenance of the course.

"Their help is invaluable, some volunteer three days a week," he said.

Bookings at the pro shop on 4661 3664.



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