Today’s reopening of the course after green coring and fairway refurbishment of Holes 6 and 14 was well supported with a good size Pro Shop competition field and many social players. The cored and sanded greens are slow but members and visitors enjoyed the golf understanding the seasonal green and tee maintenance was typical of golf courses in the district.
Pictures follow of the work and state of the 6th and 14th fairways. The sculpting of the left side of the 6th fairway increases the complexity of the 6th Hole.
The 14th Hole is already looking good from the tee.
The 6th and 14th Holes will be out of play for the next two to three weeks as a minimum and are likely to return to play using tee up. Good rain and sun along with low wind are important elements for early return of the Holes to competition play. The Head Greenkeeper will make the judgement on when the holes will reopen.
Thank you to our Pro, Barry and Men’s Captain Mike for working with the greens team last night and very early this morning to ensure white GUR makings were in place to allow players and the course to be equally protected. All balls must be lifted and dropped off the 6th and 14th fairway works and it goes without saying that buggies must not be taken onto the refurbished fairways.
The 16 fairways in play, unused for 4 days, are in great condition and the course is more open following the removal of high maintenance and / or high demand-for-water trees.
All golfers at Club Banora will benefit from the terrific work by the green staff team and contractors over the past four days. Thanks guys, your effort and quality work.