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New Drainage Course Work Continues at Tuross Head

Tuross Head ground superintendent Tim Watson and his team had finished the drainage work on the 8th Fairway using grant money of $3000 from NSW golf after a successful application by club members Andrew Gordon, Steve Swanbury and Mike Birk. After work on the eighth fairway was completed there were some materials left and with a small extra contribution from the Country Club, to buy extra sand, the greenkeeping team attacked the next problem spot. The low lying marshy area below the 7th has always been an issue after rain. It has stayed wet and very boggy well after the rain has passed. The Green Keeping team rushed to finish the preliminary drainage work between the recent rain events. They did get the drain channels dug before the recent second wave of rain hit the South Coast. Whilst there was wide spread flooding around the local area the work on below the 7th green held up quite well. When asked what the next project would be Tim advised form work around the bowling greens had been put in place and he was waiting for a fine day to pour the concrete This which would support new shade cloth refuges for the bowling greens. The club was also fortunate to receive a grant under the “Building My Community Partnerships” from the NSW Government. Fortunate indeed that Andrew, Steve and Colin Fletcher put the time and effort required to prepare grant applications. A grant of $71,500 will make a huge difference to our club’s infrastructure. Approximately $46,000 will be used to provide the shade system and the remainder of just under $25000 will be allocated to a diamond grid path between the Men’s Shed and the greenkeeper’s workshop.


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