AGCSA general manager John Neylan spent the start of this week in Brisbane visiting a number of golf courses which were hit by the mid-January floods. Here are some brief notes from his course visits.
It was the turn of Melbourne superintendents and turf managers to mop up recently after more than 150mm fell across the city late on Friday (4 Feb) and into Saturday (5 Feb). Official Bureau of Meteorology statistics showed that Moorabbin recorded in excess of 140mm, Scoresby 115mm, Laverton 117mm and Melbourne 82mm.
AGCSA members Brendan Clark (Cairns Golf Club) and Jason Bushell (Rowes Bay Golf Club) have sent through some photos of damage to their courses in the aftermath of severe tropical cyclone Yasi.
AGCSA board member Pat Pauli and AGCSA editor Brett Robinson visited a number of the flood-affected courses along the Brisbane River last Friday.
Following the devastating floods which have left a trail of destruction in Queensland, the Australian golf industry will be rallying around to support those affected via the Golf Industry Flood Disaster Relief Fund.
Tuesday 18 January: The clean up continues for Brisbane superintendents and many clubs have held working bees over the past couple of days to get their courses cleaned up. Today's update includes more photos from McLeod Golf Club superintendent Peter Daly and news from Wolston Park that they are hoping to have 10 holes open tomorrow!
Longyard Golf Club superintendent and AGCSA member Ben Norton-Smith (pictured right earlier this year at the Gold Coast conference) has had a week that will be forever etched into his memory after being involved in a dramatic rescue off the shores of Devonport in Tasman