Tuesday, July 10, 2012

At tonight’s Golf Management Meeting it was decided to make the call to have NO motorised buggies on the West course for the rest of this week – Wednesday July 11, Thursday July 12 and Friday July 13. The course is exceptionally wet and there is already significant damage from buggies, both motorised and walking and at this time of year there is virtually no scope for turf recovery.  The forecast is also for a 90% chance of 10 – 15 mm on both Thursday and Friday, and unfortunately that weather website has been very accurate of late. 

The call on motorised buggies status on the River course will still be made on a day to day basis with the Club website being updated by 5.30am daily.

There have been a few comments made about the unusually difficult hole locations for last Fridays Members competition and there is an explanation for this.  The weather radar at 5.30am on Friday morning showed a huge rain band heading towards us from the south east.  Byron Bay had received 15mm at that time (and finished up with 50mm for the day) and the designated hole changer on the West course was instructed to ensure that the holes were in locations that would not go under water and keep the greens playable.  Remarkably the rain dissipated before it got to us and the greens stayed fully playable for the day until another front hit at 2.30pm.  Unfortunately that meant that the hole locations were bordering unfair for the earlier players.  My apologies for any inconvenience to members. 

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