Friday, December 6, 2019

And just for a change there were only light breezes accompanying the high temperatures of the past few days which was a bit different from the howling winds we have been having.  It was also nice late this week to actually get the main playing surfaces pretty much free of tree debris which makes such a difference to the aesthetics and playability of the courses.

11W fairway covered in debris has been a constant.
 I had an eagle eyed member who trawled through the weather records for Tweed Heads, particularly the rainfall or lack thereof.  He found that the winter / spring period of June thru November 2019 was the second driest on record with just 220mm.  The driest was exactly 100 years ago in 1919 when just 209mm was recorded!!

A productive week just gone with the tees and collars on the West course being scarified which helps reduce the workload next week as we move on to the greens.  The greens will be heavily scarified and de-thatched and then only 7mm solid tines will be used instead of hollow tines.  The soil tests from the West greens were taken before last week ends rain and came back with similar sodium levels as the River greens.  The rain certainly helped the River greens which are now back down to normal mowing height and not rolling too badly considering it is just two weeks since their renovation.


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