We had 5.5mm of rain for the month of July and recorded 2 days of rainfall. The course in good condition although the greens are a little slower than expected.
We have had only 10mm since the 16th of June which is the driest winter that I can remember.
The forecast is for light showers over the coming weeks
As I write this report we have finished our annual greens renovations although we have a little bit more topdressing in some places to fill in the holes, the coring was a success with perfect weather.
Tees have not received any extra maintenance over the past month. There is an increase of wintergrass and Rye grass weeds on the couch tees and these weeds will be sprayed out over the next month.
The fairways have been fertilised with “Iron”. This has resulted in a darker colored leaf that has given the fairways better definition.
The darker colour retains more heat from the sun and will aid in the grass’s winter recovery and also reduce the time the grass takes to come out of winter dormancy.
We have not yet had the chance to renovate the bunker on the 5th however I have not had one complaint about the bunker remaining GUR.
Our Toro tees mower is in need of a major overhaul to be ready for the spring grass growth.
We are expecting our on course trailer back soon with a nice fresh coat of industrial strength Yellow paint so keep your eye out for it I’m sure you wont be able to miss it.
Trees and Gardens
We have removed 6 dead pine trees from the course most notably the dead pine near the 9th hill, by chopping these trees down we have kept the people of the Minnamurra/Kiama Downs area with a handy supply of firewood.
We will be topping up some problem areas with gravel for temporary relief and until we can do major works.
- Western car park retaining wall
- Continue Round up spraying under pine trees, gardens, course boundaries and dams.
- Tree maintenance.
- Pathway repairs.
- 3rd tee pathway.
- Timber screen fence on the 4th tee.
Thank You / Mark Yates