I'm ,looking for honest and reliable staff with an aptitude for customer service and grounds maintenance, and ideally some ability with a golf disc, though I'm sure we can work on that! At present I need someone who can work Sundays, but from some point in April I will also need staff to cover weekday evenings, probably starting at 5pm - it doesn't have to be every night of the week.
I would still advise walking boots especially for the long course where holes 5, 10 and 12 are very wet/muddy. On the short course holes 14 to 18 are pretty good, but hole 1 is a bit messy.
*** Just received new stock of "Keep Calm and Play Disc Golf" t-shirts, on sale at £10 ***
Due to better rates from increasing volumes, we have been able to hold entry level disc prices steady for 10 years, but the pound has plummeted and we have had to raise prices by mostly 50p/disc. Course fees will also edge up from 1st January - the long course will be £7 for adults and £5 for full-time students. The short course adult fee remains at £5 and the student fee will be £3.50.
Land drains have been installed on the first hole, and we hope that will make a difference. The works on the lower level between holes 10 and 12 has been suspended due, ironically, to the ground being too soft! The overflow car park is currently a mess, but will hopefully be fixed soon after Christmas with the installation of geo-grids.
In other news, course pro, Derek Robins, took part in the European Disc Golf Championships in Oulu, Finland and managed to get in the prize money with a 5th place finish in the Grandmaster division
We finally have staffing in place to extend the opening times. Weekday opening is now from 10am until sunset. The staff not only look after the pro shop, they also maintain the grounds in quiet times. This does mean that in off-peak times they may not be on hand to welcome you, but they won't be too far away. They may leave some discs out for you to borrow, and catch up for payment later, and/or they may leave a note saying where they can be found (listen out for the sound of the strimmer or mower!)