The work must go on
Course improvements keep coming
During the Covid-19 shutdown, some great maintenance and preparation work was done around the course. Our greenkeepers Bob and Sam have been working on improvements. The 17th green has been reshaped to provide a more level area at the front for more pin positions, and it is now ready for play. Drainage work has also been done on the problematic bunkers on the 5th green. All bunkers on the course have had sand added.
The repaired 17th green is ready for play
With the cessation of fire restrictions, piles have been burnt on the old pine forest areas. A machine mulcher cleaned up a large proportion of these areas in the first week of May ready for planting. The areas have been harrowed smooth.
This area between the 7th and 8th fairways has been machine mulched, then harrowed, to allow planting.
By June 30, Trentham Landcare will be planting out some of the area behind the 14th green. They have provided $6500 in value to the project.
The club has made a purchase of nine advanced deciduous trees for the small area between the 6th and 7th fairways, to make a feature of the area. Some funding for these trees has been made from donations from members and will be planted out when received in winter. To assist the club to rehabilitate the pine forest areas, the club will be having a "Buy a tree" fundraiser over the next year. Details will be released soon.
The volunteer group has been back in action recently, and firewood sales have continued.