106mm of rainfall from storm Babet

We hope that you were not all too badly affected from the floods last week following storm Babet. Between Thursday afternoon to midday on Friday we had 106mm of rain; over four inches in a very short space of time! This was a record amount of rainfall in the history of the golf club. (October will now be the wettest month so far in 2023, closely followed by July.)

Naturally the weather closed the course on Friday, but we were back open as normal on the Saturday morning playing on proper greens/ proper tees / trollies in use and buggies in use as normal. This is a real testament to the hard work that Andrew Halfpenny and all our amazing greenkeeping team continually put into the course, to keep it open and playable for YOU our members and visitors.

The golf course alone takes masses of time/ energy and investment each year and we are always looking to improve the course for YOU. Following storm Babet we are already looking at various areas of drainage on the golf course which will only improve YOUR playing experience. Clearly to do the majority of this work is weather dependent, but hopefully we can start and address some areas very soon.

Once done this work will only continue to reinforce Ombersley as your local  number one choice offering year round playability in the West Midlands.

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