Course Maintenance Update – June 2018

This report provides a summary of the key course maintenance activities conducted at The Brisbane Golf Club during the past month and also provides an estimated schedule moving forward.

Rainfall

  • Cumulative total in June 2018 is 21mm

Green Speed

  • Average of 10.5ft.

Greens Maintenance   

Work is continuing on replacing the parameters of the greens that did not take in the summer patching.

Course staff are currently working through the front nine with the 6th green being the largest area to be replaced. Work will continue throughout the winter months.

We will be resting Hole 6 and Hole 10 during the next two months.

Hole 6 will be rested from Monday, 2 July to Friday, 6 July and again from Monday, 16 July to Thursday, 19 July. During these periods the course routing will be as follows:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 18 and 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 9

Hole 10 will be rested from Monday, 6 August to Friday, 10 August and again from Monday, 27 August to Friday, 31 August. During these periods the course routing will be as follows:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 11, 12, 13, 21, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Driving Range Nursery and 19th Hole Green

The Driving Range Nursery has continued to grow in well. We are confident that it will be ready in time for the summer patching program.

We are still harvesting stock from the 19th green to use around the edges of the other greens.

Irrigation Maintenance Update

This month we had a number of major irrigation breakdowns with repairs completed on 5, the 20th fairway and 17. Early next week we will be working on leaks next to the maintenance shed and adjacent to the 20th green.

Landscape Master Plan Review

The LMP work is ongoing and we expect a draft document to be available in the next month or so.

Tee Resurfacing and Turf Areas

The 17 tee has taken well. It will get its first mow in the coming weeks to encourage new growth. The other turf areas will remain G.U.R to protect the new grass during the cooler months.

Lifting Turf around the Chipping Green 

This work is almost complete. We still have some minor work to finish. This includes installing drainage to allow any run off from the concrete path to flow into the existing drainage.

Tee Marker and Sand Bin Refurbishing

The final varnish is being applied to the social markers which is the last set to be refurbished. Work will then commence on course sand bins with the goal to complete one each week.

Upcoming Projects

  • Mulch gardens
  • Bridge repair
  • Paint sand bins
  • Root Pruning

Regards

 

Peter McNamara, Assistant Course Superintendent 

*Please note our Course Superintendent, Mitch Hayes has been on annual leave in June 2018.

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