Even in lockdown, there is work to be done to keep the club working well. Here’s a great example of a way we’ve worked out to maintain our wonderful lawns whist controlling the costs.
We needed a better system of monitoring the activities relating to lawn maintenance. This has resulted in an Excel spreadsheet of the lawn work being created by Keith Winning (husband of member Pat). It's an amazing, all-singing-all-dancing program, able to produce a timesheet that lets our groundsmen Russell and Aaron know what to do and when.
It also allows us to budget and track costs such as labour, materials (e.g. iron to kill moss, white lining paint etc), machinery maintenance and plant hire for the year. We will be able to adjust frequencies and see the effect on the annual budget, (eg by not cutting the longer fringe grass in Jan, Feb, Nov and Dec there is a significant annual saving).
Thank you to Keith for setting up the program, and of course to Russell and Aaron for the care with which they look after our lawns.