The work has started on our HS2 programme, whilst clearly was not of our choice, it is now being used to our advantage. Fantastic planning by our Member volunteers over the past three years has been based on minimising disruption for our Members, visitors and societies. So the key work on the existing course is being undertaken during the winter months. So all can enjoy this great heathland course from April onwards with absolute minimum impact.
Our course contractor, Greasleys, have been selected not just on price and quality, however also on the experience of working with golf clubs such as ours. We are gathering daily feedback from our Members and so far it is extremely positive on the contact with their staff. The GUR ( no retrieval of your is ball allowed) has already benefited the junior section with the golf balls being collected by Greasleys !!!!
Sometimes adversity brings you great opportunities and so it has been with HS2. We have a number of examples where we can see a better future. New modern Clubhouse, new irrigation system, removal of an excessive number of trees and replanting of heather – the Harry Colt vision is being reignited.
We have also made some very positive decisions for the future management of the Club with a 5-year business plan and creation of new posts such as General Manager and Course Manager. Whilst the timing of these improvements still needs to be worked through, the future of WHGC is very very bright.
Come and see for yourself. A very warm welcome will be waiting for you.