During this last year we have enjoyed a fantastic season both with the weather and with condition of our golf facility.
In Golf Digest Course Rankings we rose from 31st place in Norden to 8th and from 7th in Sweden to 5th. In the process we took over both Barsebäck GK and Halmstad GK which as you can agree is a great achievement.
This is largely thanks to a dedicated team behind the scenes who’s passion is making Kristianstads Golfklubb great. With the addition to our own KGK team we also have a fantastic membership team that help us. This started way back in April when many members came here on a Saturday morning and helped clean our Östra bana before we opened for the season. This was done in their own time and the only payment was the promise of a “grilled korv” cooked by Leif.
Every Tuesday during the year we also have a group of gentlemen members who give up their time without payment and repair all fairways with sand and grass seed. Without these friends of our club we would not enjoy the playing surfaces we do.
In August we staged the Åhus KGK Pro Am won by Benjamin Henry Poke. Of all the tournaments I have had the pleasure to be involved in, this was one of the most enjoyable and feedback from all players and officials was tremendous.
Our ambition is to improve each year. Therefore, it is now time to look forward to next season and protect our courses over the winter period.
Åhus Östra plus the new Östra Putting Green will close Sunday evening on the 4th November. The course will be closed over the winter with no play and will re-open in the spring 2019 when the time is right.
Åhus Västra as usual will stay open over the winter. During frosts we will only use winter greens. These are cut out in front of the normal greens and yellow flags are used. It is absolutely forbidden to go on summer greens during frost.
From the 12th November all winter players will be required to use mats on all clipped areas. This is there to protect fairways etc to ensure we have less damage and a better course going into next season. Mats are available in the golf shop.
Tees will be closed in the winter when needed and range mats will be placed out on each hole. Only play from the range mats when the tee markers dictate and not from the grass tees.
Finally, I wish you all a good finish to this season and look forward to seeing you out on course soon.
Golf Courses Manager