We had 59.5mm of rain for the month of May and recorded 6 days of rainfall. The highest reading for 1 day was 20mm.
The overall condition of the course is still very good. The only minor concern has been the high winds but there has been minimal damage.
With good rainfall for May the greens have been rolling extremely well. Greens are slightly firmer therefore slightly faster.
The algae has decreased with the dryer windy conditions.
Again pitch have reduced with the firmer greens.
We are currently disease free on the greens and they are being cut at least 4-5 days a week.
I am expecting the green speed to increase as the weather gets cooler caused from the reduced growth.
The tees are in good condition starting to show some signs of wear. We will be moving our markers more regularly to help even the winter wear.
The fairways are in great condition with only slight problems in front of the 1st green were there is some fairway disease. There are minor out breaks of Fusarium in some areas but nothing to substantial.
We will be cutting fairways less probably twice per month. This will depend on weather conditions.
During the winter months we will again stock pile some white sand and then top up some of the worst bunkers on the course starting with the front right bunker on the 4th
We are still drafting a plan to increase the size of this green.
Trees and Gardens
We have removed some dead pine trees from the right hand side of the 17th fairway. We have also removed several palm trees.
We will be replanting in several areas over the next few months with a variety of plant species.
Repairs as required due to storm damage.
Western car park retaining wall
- Continue Round up spraying under pine trees, gardens, course boundaries and dams.
- Tree maintenance.
- Pathway repairs.
- 3rd tee pathway. We have finalized our quote and spoken with Geoff Peters regarding this.
- Soil mounding on the 10th.