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A Summery Summer Summary!

As the warm weather draws to a close, its probably a good time to reflect on what has been happening over the last few months.

First up, its no big surprise that we have been pretty light in the rain department. While its been great for scheduling games of golf and taking advantage of balmy evenings for a few holes, its thrown up some challenges in the grass maintenance department.

Based on historic averages, we would have had nearly 400mm of rain by now
The lower than normal rainfall has placed additional pressure on irrigation. We experienced a period of approximately 3 weeks in March where the river level fell low enough to compromise how much water we could draw. The logical decision was made to focus the available water on greens and tees while fairways had to be left to fend for themselves for that time. While not ideal, we are very confident that the fairways will in fact end up stronger in the future due to them being forced into a period of stress. Grass that doesn't have …

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