Golf Director’s Report for February 2020

  1. All cameras on the 1st and 10th tees and 10th fairway are now fully operational with monitor in the Pro shop and security screen installed on monitor at Halfway house.
  2. With the continuing good rains the course is very quickly returning back to our “normal” excellent standard. The GMC has acknowledged the hard work put in by our greens staff after the long sustained dry spell.
  3. Course Projects:
    1. 6th Tee redesign completed, anticipate will be back in play by end of February 2020.
    1. Re bitumen of path between 1st green and 2nd tee boxes to be completed in early 2020
    1. Returf of 7th tee completed, 3rd  & 17th tees to be done.
    1. Looking at the various options to reduce bank erosion around the 4th and 5th hole lakes.
    1. Replacement of damaged netting at the 4th tee.
  4. Reciprocal arrangements being processed for both Nambucca Heads Island and Surfers Paradise Golf Clubs.
  5. A 1 month trial 9 hole completion on Friday afternoons to be started in March.
  6. Men’s Golf to start a 100 Club to assist players when representing the club at other venues.
  7. When new golf member join the club, the relevant SIG’s will be notified so the member can be contacted and made welcome.

Golf Course Condition Report – February 2020

As you are no doubt aware, we have had a significant amount of rainfall on the course over the last 5 days, 615 millimeters has fallen since Thursday 6th giving a year to date total of 808mm.The entire year of 2019 the course received 887mm! Furthermore we have had King high tides this week adding to the inundation of water on the back 9 holes.

Continue reading “Golf Course Condition Report – February 2020”

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.