Long Overdue

Has it really been that long since I updated the blog ? How time is flying by, extremely busy on course these past 5 months, my apologies for the tardiness.....

 Before moving forward, A recap of some of the works these past 5 months.

Our two main winter projects, Front 9 tree pruning and Bunker base levelling were completed successfully judging by the great comments we have had about the work. The back 9 will targeted next winter in more of the same in preparation for the 2014 Vets Next November.


As you would be aware, unless you live under a rock, the Practice Bunker and Chipping Green were brought into play and now provides the membership with a great new practice facility.

September rain impacted on course conditions and maintenance work however 20 mins after this picture was taken the rain stopped water drained and play resumed.

Renovations were successfully completed in October, sticking with our program of alternating solid and hallow tines which has proved very successful these past few years.

It has not been without drama, the tractor clutch needed replacing, unfortunately the clutch was only available overseas and the tractor was out of action for 4 weeks, this put some weed spraying and other tractor related work well behind schedule.

Our thanks to Peter Robbins for donating his time and expertise, splitting the tractor and fitting the parts, this unselfish act saved the club a considerable amount of money.

 As requested by the course committee extension work to the main Putting green has commenced and will be yet another improvement for members to utilise.

Other work we have completed or are in the process of includes, all Fairways Tees and Surrounds treated for Broadleaf weeds, summer pre emergent  spraying for crab grass for all surfaces, a light fertiliser application for Fairways, all walk ways / traffic areas are being cored, Tees will be renovated between now and Xmas, this includes verti cutting, scroll cutting and topdressing some tees and coring others. All traffic areas, Tees and short roughs will be fertilised when coring is complete.

The volunteers mainly Graham, Peter and Syd have also been busy with path construction, the 10th Green, 12th green and 8th ladies being the latest with plans for the 11th to 12th tee to go ahead shortly. They also erected the Gazebo on the 7th which the ladies utilised for their Melbourne Cup Day.
Many thanks for the hard work and dedication these members show through their volunteering.

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