Course Report September 2020
Green Corring Spring 2020
- Wintergrass spraying completed
- Onion grass spraying completed
- pre & post herbicide applicant for santa ana scheduled for September
- broadleaf weed eradication planned for September
- fertilising of tees planned after winter grass die off
At this stage corring has been completed on August 31. A 13mm solid tyne to a depth of 125-150mm used.
September/ October Works planned
Irrigation Project 2020
A large project irrigation upgrade of software and decoders has commenced while we are closed. After 20 years, it is time to invest in system. We expect minimum impact on play as most works are down the side of fairways and all decoders have been logged by GPS to minimise digging. Some new decoders will be installed along the 5th and 18th holes away from the mounds in order for easier access in the future.
We aim to concrete the path from near the 6th green (tree) to the road crossing and a small section on the 7th tee side of the road.
We also will connect the path along the 7th creek (greenside) to complete the connection from the bridge all the way to the 8th tee and toward the 8th fairway.
Melbourne Water- Sewer project
Melbourne Water aim to complete some sewer works from the 14th hole bridge along the river to the 8th tee and beyond. Initial works have progressed.
The Club will shortly finalize a scope of works and how much it effects the course in 2021. Most of the works will be along the river edge, so interruptions should be minimal.
These works will be completed 1st, then the bike track will be built.
In August Melbourne water will clean up the river bank, removing box thorn to further allow more works to progress. All this work will be on Council land however access may be through the golf club.
The chipper is recovering well and in good condition ready for use when the course is re-opened.
The slope has been reduced to use it as a spare hole in the future.
Pic 1 July 30- 1st day of 6 week lockdown, Pic 2- August 21., Pic 3 Sep 10
Course Stategic Plan
Other works in planning phase aligned with the 2010 Pacific Coast Course plan for following years include;
- 8th tee- laser level and re-turf
- rebuilding 10th bunkers
- rebuilding 5th/ 18th greenside bunkers and protective mounding
- various concrete pathways
- 18th tee- rebuild and new pathways to fairway