Friday, January 14, 2022

A good week just gone with plenty of catching up done following the weeks of wind and rain.  The courses have come up really well and we have concentrated on the West with Round one of the Championships tomorrow.  All the main playing surfaces have been blown and mown in readiness.  The River is going ok too but with 110 players in a 7.30 shotgun this morning and then 176 players booked in for the afternoon it's been a bit difficult getting out there!!

The lower wind speeds also allowed us to catch up on some of the necessary applications to greens and tees and we were also able to get the weeds in the bunkers sprayed.  The constant wet since Christmas has seen a myriad of weeds germinate in the bunkers and the wind and rain has prevented spraying.

The fairways will get a hit of granular fertiliser next week weather permitting as we also start preparing for the Tweed Coast Open in late February which is a $50,000 Pro am prior to 36 holes of qualifying for the NSW Open.  There have been a series of these events around regional NSW at Murray Downs, Queanbeyan, Moruya, Dubbo and Coffs Harbour, which will be the week before us.  It mightn't be the million dollars they are playing for this week at RQ but given the lack of playing opportunities over the past two years and travel now open we should get a pretty good field.

And a blast from the past at Brora GC way up in northern Scotland who started their winter maintenance this week.

Mowing and fertilising at the same time!!


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