I have finally caught up with technology and have worked out how to sign into the new site. Thanks Allison.
Congratulations to Harry and his team, I think the new site looks great and is a great advertisement for the Club.
We have been busy over the weeks I haven’t posted a blog. The winter jobs have certainly kicked in now but it was a long Autumn with the lack of frosts enabling the grass to keep growing.
All the usual winter renovation work has begun. The fairways will be sliced as often as twice weekly depending on weather and the playing program. Needle tine verti draining continues on the greens but the sanding will not be as heavy due to the reduced grass growth. The Tees and Surrounds are all due for a larger verti draining in the coming weeks. I hope to put a plan to the Greens Committee to substantially renovate and re-sow some of our Tees in the Spring as some of these need some serious work.
Members will have noticed the stakes on the 7th and 12th holes. The stakes with the yellow caps indicate where the slope will marry into the current ground level. The white stakes with red tops indicate where the water line begins. This water line will be at a similar height as the smallest shrubs on top of the hill. The Lake will be substantial and will certainly change the look of these holes. To get the desired water storage capacity we will have to move the lake out towards the 7th fairway which will mean moving the fairway further right making it more of a dog leg. This was the favoured option because it meant once the construction has been completed, the 12th hole will basically play the same except for the slope of the lake wall which will come out to the edge of the current fairway. The Resource Consent application is being worked on and once this is gained more detailed plans can be presented to members.