Just another 100mm (4 inches) of rain last week and there was probably more than that as the wind blew so hard overnight Friday that the rain could well have blown over the top of the rain gauge. I had reports of up to 160mm overnight Friday in Currumbin Valley so I am glad we missed that. The week ends rainfall takes us to 763mm (30 inches) for the year thus far so maintenance programs have been severely disrupted to say the least.
Once again this morning I looked at the days run sheet and wondered how we would catch up on the "to do list" that is growing every day. Once again with only 13 staff on board this morning it was a tough call on what had to miss out with the large majority of the West bunkers being washed out from the week end rain adding to the list. So please bear with us this week as we try and catch up with the huge back log of work (and growing rough) that is mounting on a daily basis.
There are a few jobs on the horizon in the coming weeks so hopefully the weather will behave and we can get these done. In no particular order the following works are scheduled for the next month;
Re - turf buggy path entries and exits.
Palm trees cleaned and in accordance with Club policy some Palms will be removed in the process.
The bunker at the left side of 3 River green to have a grass face installed. This bunker was used as a trial for a sand/soil mix that would resist balls plugging which worked to a certain degree but has now had significant wash out problems and the drains are now blocked.
Trees at the right side of 2 River green to be removed. A number of dead and dangerous trees will be removed at the same time including the Banksia at the left of 1 West green.
The 2 bunkers at the front and right side of 4 West green to be drained and re - sanded. This will involve the installation of some geofabric material to stop stones migrating to the surface.
Some of these works have been on the agenda for several weeks now and it will depend on machine / operator availability as to the order of completion. Watch this space for updates.