Notice of informal meeting Re Future Course Development @ RMGC– Saturday 2nd March 2019 @ 13.30

Notice of informal meeting – Saturday 2nd March 2019 @ 13.30


Dear Member,


As communicated in previous newsletters and subsequent announcements we will be holding an informal meeting at the RMGC on Saturday 2nd March @ 13.30. The purpose of the meeting is to present the club’s initial ideas for a small but significant change in course routing that will see, potentially, the course become a par 70 with an extra 230 or so yards in length. We will also be presenting our ideas around the USGA spec greens initiative we have previously talked of. We will also explain how we intend to develop an overall Course Development Policy that will encompass not only these two initiatives but also water quality, a significant tree planting program (all the more important after last weekend), upgrades to the irrigation system, academy facilities and the deliverance of a policy on Environment with GEO certification –


We have invited the golf architect that we have selected for the project/s, Scott Macpherson, to fly in and address the meeting. Scott will be explaining the benefits of having USGA greens and also presenting the re-routing option that he has designed whilst in the process of looking at the re-design of our greens. We will take council from those present on the phasing of any works and give our ideas on how the club will finance the plan – always subject to agreement by the membership of course.


The meeting will take the form of a couple of short presentations followed by a question and answer session with Scott and the BOM. Thereafter, for those who wish to ‘walk’ the potential new layout Scott will accompany you and talk you through his vision and thoughts.


We do urge you to attend on Saturday if you are able as we see these initiatives as a fundamental part of “finishing the job” at the RMGC (not before time I hear you say in your 130th year……)


RMGC Board of Management