Friday, May 29, 2015

Works on the CIP have been concluded at this stage of proceedings with a break being taken in June for the Ladies Championships over the next 2 weeks followed by the Australian Senior Matchplay event.  There is then a very busy golf calendar through July / August with Ladies 4Somes, QSOOM event, Vets WOG, Twin Towns Open and then Club Championships.  There will be some minor works completed during this time such as some tree trimming and small scale bunker works including removal of bunker tongues.  Turf growth at this time of year is minimal anyway.

To date a total of 26  bunkers (15 West and 11 River) have been completely removed and a total of 8  bunkers (2 West and 6 River) significantly reduced in size.  The positive comments from members and their guests continue which has been very pleasing.

The weather has certainly taken a turn for the better with some very nice daytime temperatures assisting the newly laid turf establish a little out of season.  The River greens were given a light de-thatch on Thursday followed by a sanding which was not really planned but the grass is still ticking along so this operation will help even up the surface.

One of my news feeds that I follow had this report; 
Mother Nature has added some new design elements to Top of the Rock Golf Course, as a massive sinkhole opened on the course in Ridgedale, Mo.
The course opened a little over a year ago and has twice played host to the Champions Tour's Bass Pro Shop Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge.
Early Friday morning, course employees noticed a sinkhole had formed near the edge of the practice facilities:

I thought oh yeah big deal, we had a sinkhole appear on 5R green last year that we had to repair that was all of one foot square.  Then I saw the photo;

Now that's a sink hole!!

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