With just three weeks to go until the start of the Presidents Cup, works on course have continued with the Composite holes now becoming the main focus for staff. RMGC staff and volunteers have been assigned a work roster for tournament week so it is all getting very close now. Last week on the course and in the maintenance facility we have undertaken the following;
While all this has been going on, Stage 1 construction works on the adjacent Sandringham course are nearing completion and work is continuing to prepare the site for the fan village and car park requirements.
The tournament build has continued to ramp up with an ever-increasing number of contractors, trucks, forklifts and deliveries coming through the gates. A large structure is under construction on the 8th west fairway requiring temporary hole arrangements to be implemented. Player cabins, media centre, grand stands and hospitality buildings are nearing completion.
On Monday we hosted the Presidents Cup Media Day with a host of celebrities, media and sports stars teeing up to experience the Composite Course. Among those playing were International Team assistant Geoff Ogilvy, Ian Baker-Finch, Nick O’Hern, Shane Warne, Sam Newman, Brendan Goddard, Ian Healy, Mark Taylor and comedians Mick Molloy, Rob Sitch and Glenn Robbins.
Superintendent, East Course, RMGC