Greens Report

Andrew Johnson
Course Superintendent Report 

Course Improvement Plan 2017 - East
Course Improvement Plan 2017 - West 

Updated - 5th October 2017
All tees have been fertilised and next month we will be verti-draining them all to decrease compaction and improve recovery of the couch from the winter months play.
All greens have recovered reasonable well from green renovations. It has been a very lean month with rain and also been cool which did impact on the recovery. We have applied a regular dusting of sand on the greens to improve any bumps and core holes that were still evident. Applications of preventive herbicide has been applied to reduced winter grass seed head.
The east course bunkers have been trimmed and fly mowed.
Watering is now in full swing especially with only 3mm of rain falling in the month. Blowouts and irrigation breaks are starting up again and will be repaired on priority basis. We are also cleaning out all greens side sprinklers and checking filters.The west course upgrade is complete. We will now be working on repairing trenches with turf and topdressing areas around new works.  
Water Availability
There was another small allocation announcement at the start of October of 1 %, increasing our total general security water allocation to 29 %. Our total water availability as from the 4th October is 529 megs.     
Volunteer Work 
The boys have cleaning up stump munching's, cleaning up around trees and filling irrigation trenches.
Course Works 
As the west course irrigation is now complete we will be working on finishing the 12th west fairway bunker fill in and constructing a grassy swale. When this is completed we will the be starting on the 13th west bunker works.
We are now fertilising all fairways to encourage some growth over the next month so we can start sowing all fairways immediately after Melbourne Cup day.
The final stage of the irrigation upgrade has been completed on the range fairway.                                                             
All greens have been fertilised, mowing heights lowered and maintenance work on greens increased to met the demand of bowls and the start of pennant.                                                           
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RESIDENTIAL ESTATE                  
We are cleaning up the area along the south boundary of Fairways estate so we can re-establish a wire fence to mark the boundary's of the block.
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FUTURE WORKS                                  
Continue with the west course irrigation upgrade and the renovation of bunkers on both courses.
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We had 3mm of rain over 1 day for the month, the progressive is 264.5 mm.
The same time last year we had 87mm of rain for the month of September and the progressive rainfall was 444.5mm