Today and tomorrow the course renovations are underway for the greens and the tee boxes. Some tee boxes will be oversown and sanded while others will be aerated only. This depends upon the condition and wear on the tee boxes. We started the coring of the fairways earlier than initially planned to take advantage of the wet weekend. The new section of the 12th fairway has been oversewn, aerated and sanded, as such, this is marked as GUR with white stakes.
As well as the course getting a work over the Club House flooring is was well. New carpet tiles are being laid in the main entrance, locker rooms', bar and main function room areas and the office.
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With winter behind us, just, the focus will turn to managing the rapid growth rather than some of the project work. I will summarise the work completed in upcoming blogs. You will notice that some diseased and dangerous trees have been removed recently. The stumps will be ground out in the near future. Next winter we will relocate some trees from our practice area to replace some of those removed especially on the 13th and 15th holes. The poplar on the 15th hole was removed to prevent roots blocking the main storm water drain. See photo of the action last Thursday.
Wednesday - Single Stableford
First day of spring and John Jones took the honours with 40 points from Patrick Lane with 38 points.
Thursday - Women's Foursome Championship
This major event was played in pairs due to the COVID rules on a perfect day; the results can be seen here on Annie's blog, click here.
Those smarter than me played in the morning as the afternoon was a bit wet but playable.
The Max Allen Memorial Trophy was won by Chris Kunz with a very solid Nett 63.
A-Grade Medal winner was Daniel Weekes with Nett 64 and runner up was Terry Downing with Nett 68.
B-Grade Medal winner was Chris Kunz and runner up was Angus Yuill with Nett 69 on a count back.
C-Grade Medal winner was Vernon Vella with Nett 69 and runner up was Shane Harvey with Nett 71 on a count back.
Sunday - Stableford Medley
Thomas Moulton, 37 points, won on a count back from Brian Hanrahan.
18th September - Secretary's Plate - Parent and Offspring - hopefully travel constraints does not impact this one too much.
Note: The Redmond Dalton Trophy has been moved to later in the year due to COVID travel restrictions.
Thank you for your feedback on the Monday Competition, we will review accordingly and make a decision.