A big thanks to our Garden club members, especially these three Associate members Tracey, Barb and Di who have spent many hours removing weeds from our gardens on these beautiful winters days. If you have a little spare time on a Friday morning Greg Smith and his men and Barb and her team of ladies would love to see you. Again many thanks
Today the 150m markers to the side of the fairways were replaced by these discs in the middle of all par 4 and par 5 holes.
Just a quick update on course current course conditions.
During the month of March we received a total of 277.5 mm of rain. Fortunately while many other courses have been closed during this time we have continued to operate at all times.
This week we have had the mowers over all surfaces as growth is at a high. Fairways were raised last week to 25mm to help stop the mud from coming to the surface. This week we lowered the mower to 23mm and cut in the opposite direction. Going into the cooler months with a longer leaf blade is not a bad process.
We dropped the height of the greens mower by .25mm and cut today and we will look to cut and roll tomorrow morning. We were not able to top dress greens after the hollow core and with them being so wet it has been important to lower the height gradually. We will continue to lower the height next week and a light dusting will take place as soon as weather permits.
Bunkers are always an issue during prolonged bouts of rain. We have continually pumped and raked them to keep them in play as much as possible. Last night another 30mm of rain meant 7 hours of pumping today. We are doing our best during these times and i guess they are a hazard.
We will continue to basically concentrate on course preparation and hope that the weather gods can give us all a break.
Enjoy your weekend and good golfing.
The front entrance got a makeover this week with turf laid in front of the garden, an irrigation system installed, fresh mulch and plants replaced. The other side also had a irrigation system installed, plants and mulch added and timbers freshly painted.
What a week. 55 mm of rain Tuesday, Wednesday followed by 43 degrees yesterday and 44 today. A green keepers life is always on call. I'm sure most people are enjoying a nice cold bevvy in the air conditioning. Think of us while you are and thanks to Lewie and Troy for helping me out this afternoon.
The greens staff would like to wish all other staff members and Cumberland members a very merry Christmas. We hope santa is kind to you all.
Not a very clear photo but the lads were out finishing the path on the 5th and doing our best to rake bunkers during at times heavy rain.
Thanks to Greystanes High School for the recognition of our participation in the work experience program. The staff get a real buzz being able to help the children of our local community.
The 5th pathway is 80% complete and is looking great. A huge thanks to Ross, Peter and Jimmy for the great work in cutting the tiles and laying, and to Jeff and Trent from the staff who also contributed to the completed works.