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The ‘home green’ at Essex Golf and Country Club, which the author took inspiration from for the Derrick Club. All photos courtesy Jeff Mingay Reconstructing the DERRICK CLUB: PHASE ONE By Jeff Mingay G olf courses are a bit like houses. As they age, things deteriorate and capital expenditure is required to protect the owner’s investment. Otherwise, the value of that asset will inevitably decrease. Edmonton’s Derrick Golf and Winter Club found itself in this position in the spring of 2010, when I was hired to study the club’s half-century old course and make recommendations for improvement. May 2013 29 CG_May2013.indd 29 4/15/13 10:47:13 AM