Off the Course Work

The past week, with the Ladies Championships on Monday and Wednesday along with members comps Tuesday and Thursday our work was primarily off the course, the work we attend that you don't see but still is important to the operation of the golf course.
Anthony was at TAFE for the week, so the mornings were very hectic setting up the course for play, after which, we started pre season servicing of the equipment used to maintain the course, Sharpening cylinders, changing blades, oil changes, lubrication etc to ensure or at least minimise problems when we head into the growing season.
 Dean also found himself in the Pit !!!! No nothing troubling this time round, he was simply stockpiling our sand for renovations from our pit, another task you don't think about or see, with close to 30 tonne of sand needed for our renovations for various areas it takes a bit of time to stockpile.

 A trip to drum master for collection and recycling of empty chemical drums, stock control and pre season chemical selection and gathering of safety data sheets rounded up the admin side of things.
So basically sometimes you may not see us on course, it doesn't mean we are not working, we are attending to works you don't see or commonly think about but important work all the same which needs attending to for the smooth operation of the course.

I also attended the ladies Championship Dinner where a good time was had by all, along with the formal presentations, there were some not so formal "trophy's" up for grabs with plenty of laughs. Once the formalities finished the Ladies showed that Capel Has Talent tho the buzzers might have been working overtime if Danny, Kyle and Brian McFadden were the judges. In the spirit of the night I won't publish pictures but I do have them as blackmail.
Congratulations to Cheryl Dillon our Ladies Champion for 2012 and also Shaye Trezise the Men's 2012 Champion. 

We have experienced delays with the construction of the practice chipping green through equipment delays on site, we are reliant on donated equipment when available, we spent time on the green last week pegging out the levels and area, hopefully we will have equipment on site this week to finish the excavation.

Other work this coming week is the continuation of pre season servicing of equipment and weather dependent, a start on the weed spraying, should this proceed signs will be in place and areas closed for play for short periods, we will only be spraying if conditions are suitable.

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