Greens & Grounds

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Tree Management

Hi all   We will be embarking on a tree management plan looking at the trees around the course and thinning out where needed. Part of the plan includes reducing some of the trees and bushes around tees to reduce … Continue reading

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New Bunkers

The 110 mm of rain over the weekend was a good test for our new bunkers. They have held up brilliantly with the rain draining straight through with no pooling or sand slumping on the faces. This will vastly reduce … Continue reading

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New greens mowers

We have just received 2 new Toro Greens mowers to replace the 2 that we purchased in 2008. The 2 old mowers have been traded-in with the new mowers to be leased over 5 years.  The new mowers will increase … Continue reading

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Fairway mowing article

Hi All, attached is an article by PATRICK O’BRIEN.  Patrick is the director of the USGA Green Section Southeast Region. The article is an interesting read outlining some history of mowing practices and the height of cut recommended for fairways. Here … Continue reading

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Mowing heights

  Now that spring has sprung I thought I would give you an update on the mowing practices including mowing heights and frequencies during the growing season. Greens Mowed at 3mm 5 times per week. Days mowed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday … Continue reading

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Course renovations and irrigation system

Hi all, the course renovations have begun this week with the greens being cored with large hollow tines removing a large quantity of old soil and thatch. The greens have been cleaned up (all cores removed) and fertilised. The greens … Continue reading

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Course Update

  Around 40 mm of rain overnight on Saturday night. A little too much for the course. The course was closed on Sunday with the main dam overflowing. This will create a deal of work for the green staff cleaning up … Continue reading

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New Irrigatrion control system work has begun

  The installation of the new Toro Lynx control system has begun this week. The initial work involves trenching the entire course and installing new cabling to each of the existing valves that operate the banks of sprinklers. The bulk … Continue reading

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June Update

Around 75 mm of rain in the last few days has topped up the dams but caused more damage to the course with bunkers full of water and many areas sodden from the deluge.   Irrigation System We are embarking … Continue reading

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Down came the rain

Well, we needed some rain but perhaps not so much all at once. The course has received around 70 mm over the past 2 days which is well above the monthly average of around 45 mm. As you can imagine … Continue reading

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