Golf Director’s Report for December 2019

  1. Camera on 10th fairway is now fully operational and just waiting on protective cover for the monitor at Halfway House. Cameras on 1st and 10th tees operating, awaiting installation of monitor in Pro-shop.
  2. Course Projects:
    1. 6th Tee redesign completed, anticipate will be back in play by January 2020.
    2. Re bitumen of path between 1st green and 2nd tee boxes to be completed in early 2020
    3. 13th, spike fairways to aerate.
    4. Returf of 7th tee completed, 16th, 3rd  & 17th tees to be done.
  3. One tees starts implemented for December/January (Holiday period) to give social players more opportunity to book tee times. Ongoing 1 tee starts will be revisited in the new year
  4. Charity Day 30th November excellent attendance with support from all sections of the Country Club. Great success looking to do again in 2020
  5. Driving Range: 3 month trial to began on 23 November. Operational and generating a steady income.
  6. Course Condition: Dry weather still causing less than ideal playing conditions with preferred lies implemented. Water Management plan being developed by Course Superintendent.
  7. Greens recovery after renovation: Taking longer due to the harsh weather conditions and deteriorating water quality. Continuing with customised nutrition program to promote growth.
  8. Reciprocal arrangements being processed for both Nambucca Heads Island and Surfers Paradise Golf Clubs.
  9. World Handicap system to be introduced in January 2020, Club Professional indicated minimal impact to our current handicaps.
  10. 9 hole completion being investigated for Friday afternoons.