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Important Notice

Greens Renovations
As mentioned HEREthe second mini greens renovations will commence Monday 8th December. The course will be closed for the day. We will be using the same process and tine size as we did for the October Renovations and expect similar outcomes with a turn around of 2 weeks to have the greens back to normal.
This second renovations is important to complete the preparations for the greens heading into summer.

Back 9 Fairway Renovations
The back 9 fairway renovations have also been organised to commence on Monday 8th December, this will allow us time to get a head start before the competition on Tuesday hits off minimising the disruption to players.

This year we will be hollow coring the Fairways instead of verti cutting. It is anticipated we will cover 3 to 4 fairways per day however as this is the first time the fairways have been hollow cored (plugs pulled to surface) I am expecting to "hit" (pun intended) a few snags, mainly tree roots, hopefully not irrigation pi…
My thanks to the staff for their efforts in the lead up to and during the AVGU National Championship week, their commitment and dedication which saw them here ready to work at 4am every morning and then again after play till well into the night was made even more impressive, considering as a young inexperienced staff, it was their first taste of what it takes to prepare a golf course for a National Event.

To our many volunteers and the tremendous assistance given we could not have accomplished what we achieved without your help thank you.
Some Course Maintenance Facts Specific for the Event
·Working bees attracted up to 18 volunteers on both major work days
·Course staff of 4 were assisted with a few hours spent by regular volunteers.
·Greens H.O.C2.3mm double cut morning and single cut afternoon
·Tees / Aprons cut 9mm double cut in lead up x 3 per week, daily during event.
·Fairways 14mm Double cut in lead up x 3 per week cut daily during event.
·Bunkers raked, faces smoothed and debris remo…

National Veterans Championships

If we think we can't
we won't
If we think we can
We will

That has been my mantra to staff these past few weeks

Some pics from the National Veterans preps.

I think we did!!
Another fantastic turnout of helpers through the past week, concentrating on picking up branches etc in the Bush area between holes, the odd whipper snipping around fixtures, finishing the refurbishment of the sand bucket stands and some more carpark and tree pruning work. Once again to many to name individually so a collective thank you to everyone who have came out to lend a hand over the past fortnight.
It is fantastic as a staff to see so many members take pride in their course and willing to help out when required, as a small staff with a major event on the horizon, the added help is appreciated and allows us more time to concentrate on the overall conditioning of the Golf Course.

I have no doubt the combined efforts of Staff and Volunteers will result in a sensational finished product as we peak the course in Condition over the coming weeks.   

This week we continue increased grooming of the course, one priority task will be bunker edges to give a nice sharp appearance to green com…