We had a healthy turn out of volunteers during the week, helping staff and regular helpers attend jobs around the course in preparations for the National Vets.
Some of the work attended included
 - Levelling / Adding sand to a total of 13 bunkers.
- Clearing and tidying up around the bottom end car-park
- Pruning trees along 18 Fairway
- Refurbishing Sand Bucket Dispensers
- Removal of Dead Banksias along 14 Rough. 
- Edging paths and hard surface areas.
- Entrance gardens Weeded and Tidied

Without the help of these Volunteers we would have been struggling to complete or some instances commence any of the above work. To many to name, a huge thank you to all that came out and to those that will be out over the next few weeks. It is very appreciated and nothing more shows the pride you have in the club than coming out and lending a hand when needed.
Again Thank you to all.

With last weeks assault on the worst of the sand bunker downslopes, only a few minor tweaks remain for the rest which the staff will attend this week, no further major works in bunkers will be attended as we need the sand to have a good few weeks to settle them down. Bunker edging and final trimming will be completed the week before.

There remains a few extra jobs around the course to be attended, finishing the tree pruning, completing the lower end car-park clean up, Course clean up (fallen branches etc. bush areas) and general whipper snipping around high visible areas along with removing any excess construction material from paths around tee areas .
The staff's focus will turn to increased grooming and conditioning for all surfaces in the lead up to the Vets, you may notice a change in colour as we apply foliar treatments for colour and presentation,  extra cutting of fine turf areas, continued bush mowing, basically bringing everything we have been working towards together for the finished product.

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On a grander scale the magnificent Lake Karrinyup has been presented in perfect condition for this weeks Handa Perth International , well respected Course Superintendent Trevor Strachan, his staff and helpers have Karrinyup in suburb condition.
Some specs from behind the scenes

-Lake Karrinyup full time staff of 18 has been bolstered to 31 for the event.
-Greens are being cut at 2.75mm with a fleet of 7 Toro Flex Walk behind Mowers double cut in the morning and single in the afternoon
-Tees cut morning and afternoon with a crew of 4 Toro Greensmaster walk behind mowers 
-Fairways cut morning and afternoon with 4 Toro 7000 at 12mm
-Bunkers are being maintained by 3 Toro Bunker Rakes.
- Greens were dusted weekly for 2 months leading into the event.

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