Press article fom 03.06.2005
Golfclub Hahn with an air of refinement
Frankfurt-Hahn, 2 June 2005. In addition to the numerous extension work at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, Hahn Golf Club situated at the bottom of the Airport is also now being spruced up. The new board of directors of Golfclub Hahn has set himself the task of improving the playing conditions for both members and guests. The first measures towards achieving this objective have already been taken. On 3 July 2005, the Golf Club is holding an “open day with free introductory courses for everyone”. For further information, visit our homepage: www.gc-hahn.de.
"One of the first measures was to aerify the course," says Rüdiger K. H. Weiser, the newly elected President of Golfclub Hahn. Hahn Campus Management GmbH, the operator of the golf course, commissioned the Becker firm from the Mommenheim golf complex to perform this work. Soil samples revealed that the top layer of earth was so compact that no water could trickle down. "We therefore ordered 500 tonnes of sand to spread over the golf course, which has an area of around 35 hectares and was formerly used as the American football field on the US air base. After the sand was spread, the course was aerified – so to speak perforated or ventilated – using 30-centimetre-long full chisels. The holes were then filled with sand by stripping the surface." This measure means that water can penetrate the soil more quickly and to a greater depth, thus making gas exchange easier. This is necessary so that fermentation gases can escape and oxygen can penetrate the soil. The fairways are therefore smoother and softer while sanding of the greens also improves the rolling speed of the ball, an important aspect for members of the golf club.
"We will carry out this standard maintenance measure once a year," added Weiser. Other measures, for example new sanding of the sand bunkers, are also planned and have already been carried out in some instances. The golf club is hoping to attract even more new members and guests by staging an “open day with free introductory courses for everyone” on 3 July 2005. Golfclub Hahn currently has more than 500 members on its books.
The clubhouse containing the registration desk, secretary’s office, pro shop, club rooms, changing rooms, showers and toilet facilities was also recently renovated. Further improvements to the changing rooms and showers/toilets are in the planning stage. Guests in “Fairway Mediterrano”, the cosy restaurant/cafeteria with an outside terrace, can enjoy fresh Spanish, Italian, and German dishes. This restaurant has now been enlarged to offer even more space for hungry golfers or travellers from all over the world.
About the Golf Club
Golfers will find an oasis for sporting relaxation at Hahn Golf Club, which was established on 6 December 1995. This demanding 9-hole course (Par 72) contains varied fairways and is a challenge for golfers of all levels of ability, but also for beginners. Hahn Golf Club (Hunsrück) offers introductory courses and daily and weekly courses for golf beginners and golf professionals. Green fee players are also warmly welcome at all times.
The golf course contains a large driving range and a clubhouse, and has a delightful location in the hills of the Hunsrück. The driving range offers ideal conditions for learning, practising and perfecting golf swings. Covered tee-off areas facing east allow golfers to practise, irrespective of the weather conditions. A large pitch and chipping area, as well as a 9-hole putting green and a short 4-hole course complete the training facilities. This picturesque golf club is also characterised by old trees and water areas. Players can also enjoy breath-taking views of the Soon Forest up to 30 kilometres away. For further information, visit our homepage: www.gc-hahn.de.
New Executive Committee
Due to the resignation of the incumbent President, an extraordinary annual general meeting was held on 13 May 2005. This meeting was very well-attended. A new Executive Committee was elected during the meeting, which was chaired by Reinhard Michel. The Executive Committee is now comprised of the following members: Rüdiger K. H. Weiser (President); Hans-Jörg Schneider (Vice-President); Fritz Schardt (Treasurer); Otto Böhl (Secretary); Peter Schommers (Greenkeeper and Nature Conservation Officer); Tobias Eiserloh (Youth Officer); Ulrike Lukas (Public Relations and Sponsorship); Helmut Junker (Captain), and Bernd Müller (Representative of the holding company HCM GmbH).
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