We had 64mm of rain for the month of September and recorded 9 days of rainfall.
The course in good condition and should play well for the men’s club championships
I would like to welcome Stuart Miller to my team as the new Assistant Superintendent; Stuart has over 30 years of industry experience including bowling clubs golf courses and spent almost 20 years as a chemical rep and turf technician.
I have applied 2 treatments of the growth regulator to our greens, this product helps to suppress the winter grass during the growth season resulting in a smoother consistent surface, and the greens will be running ok for the championships.
I have decided to resurface the tees on the 14th and 16th with Kikuyu, we will try two different methods for the resurfacing including seeding and vegetative propagation.
The fairways have come out of winter in great condition, with very little to no wintergrass present in the fairways, they are a bit dry in some areas however they are playing well, we are currently cutting once a week.
The bunker on the 5th is back in play and I have had several positive comments on how it looks and plays. We are currently relocating sand into the playing zones of the bunkers.
Also we are topping up the bunker on the front right hand side of the 11th.
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 replaced a few of the Muraya's on the 8th fairway
We have widened the pathway on the 12th for better vehicle access.
We have had a few incidents of theft from both the maintenance shed and from the course. We have increased our security measures in the shed to counteract the theft of specialized machinery.
On the night of Friday the 10.10.14, the theft of almost 22 m of our boundary fence along the roadway on Riverside drive and the 5th fairway, the thieves have simply cut the wire and rolled it up.
The replacement cost is almost $1000, I would much rather spend this money on the course in a different way.
Please if you see anything suspicious do not hesitate in calling the police.
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