St. Enodoc's Flag Pole
Published: Monday, 17th May 2010
Collars supply and fit complete flag pole and yards for golf club
Over the last few years, flag poles have become regular work with more customers than before requiring replacement wooden poles.
Often it is simply not possible to replace a pole in anything but wood; and an example of this was at the beautiful St. Enodoc golf club in Rock, Cornwall. Having lost their old and slightly rotten flag pole in the Autumn storms, we were called in to offer our services after being recommended by Cornish Crabbers who are based just up the road from them.
At 11 meters overall and the wish to fly a number of flags at any one time, we designed a suitable traditional flag pole complete with yard arm and gaff spar. With little access for a crane the main spar was made hollow to lighten it, as lifting from horizontal to vertical using the tabernacle appeared to be the only practical option. Made in vertical grain Columbian pine and finished in a marine gloss white paint system, it was fitted with custom made galvanized fittings throughout before the spars were delivered to site on a beautiful May morning.
After assembly of the spars and attaching all halyards and stays the flag pole was put in the tabernacle and then carefully lifted with the very grateful help of the club's resident bulldozer, which made very light work of it. Once in position all the 10mm supporting wires were cut to length and talurited onto the large tensioners secured to ground stakes, before the bulldozer released it's grip. After a few stainless steel cleats were positioned on the spar, the complete pole was ready to fly the club's colours and withstand whatever the Cornish weather could throw at it.