Friday, July 22, 2016

Back to work and was greeted by some lovely winter weather and the courses in great condition thanks to the efforts of my Assistant Simon and crew.  About the closest I came to a golf course over the past three weeks was a putt putt course in Lithuania!!

The temporary greens on the back 9 West will be oversown on next Monday weather permitting.  This has always been the plan but had to be delayed until the effect of a pre- emergent herbicide has hopefully dissipated enough to allow the seed to germinate.  The areas will be roped off so as to keep cart and foot traffic off them to allow for the seed to strike.

A very busy couple of months of golf ahead so it will be nice if the weather continues, particularly the lack of wind which keeps the courses clean and allows staff hours to be deployed elsewhere.  We will be doing some root pruning next Thursday with a machine that was used a few years back that causes little or no damage to the surface but slices through the roots.  A couple of courses in Melbourne have done their entire course with great results. 

And a couple of photos below that need no explanation but makes you wonder why signs are put out on golf courses.  I do know one course that covered their bunkers with wire to protect them and several courses do the same thing to protect the back tee areas from unauthorised play.

Putt putt in Lithuania!!

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