The Toll Charity golf day has come and gone in a flash with a lot less paraphernalia on the golf courses compared to last year. There were still four big prime movers dotted around the courses and unfortunately we got some damage when one of them was being removed. Fortunately it's over the rear of 5R green where I don't think I have ever seen anyone play from! It is quite a soft area of the course but quite a "safe" location for the truck.
Given the chart below I doubt there would be many "soft" courses on the West Coast of the USA given the intensity of drought highlighted. Golf courses are doing it very tough over there and brings back memories of some very tough times in Australia not too many years ago.
The West greens renovation will take place commencing Monday and will consist of a hollow tyne with 5/8 inch diameter tynes followed by some amendments / fertiliser then a heavy sanding. Root structure on the greens is still good and the renovation will only improve that situation.
We will also start aerating the fairways next week. They haven't been done for a couple of years and are in desperate need. It is not the "prettiest" result on the surface so the local rule for relief from "aeration holes" will need to be used.
And a bit of trivia with my motorbike about to clock up 25,000 kilometres after just four years. I'm sure glad its got a comfortable seat!!