Last Saturday nights front that blew through and dropped 23mm on us in quick time seemed to set the tone for the week and we finished with 110mm by Friday morning. The water table is already high from our summer of rain thus far so it doesn't take much to soak the courses.
|Arrow shows the courses under all that.|
Unfortunately the rain did hamper our efforts to get the fairways fertilised with all the West course and 4, 5, 11, 14, 16 and 18 River getting done. At least the rain was good for one thing by thoroughly washing in the product. It was a fairly heavy application and the fertiliser used has a polymer coating that allows for a slow release of nutrients over a ten to twelve week period so although there will be some upfront growth the slow release is the real bonus. It is natural to get some leaf burn from the buggies driving over the fertilised fairways but that will grow out in a matter of days.
Considering what the West course looked like this morning after the gale force winds and driving rain overnight the staff have once again done an enormous job to get the course in shape for R2 of the club champs tomorrow. Good luck to all the players.