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#16 golfer69

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 12:53 PM

How many golf clubs squirrel away money for the replacement cost of an irrigation system every 20-30 years or so ?



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Posted 24 December 2015 - 02:54 PM

Like anything, it's all about having a tree management plan to work too. And, MOST courses, don't have one in place.



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Posted 26 December 2015 - 12:52 PM

How many golf clubs squirrel away money for the replacement cost of an irrigation system every 20-30 years or so ?



None. Our system is that age and our club doesn't squirrel coin away. Most clubs run week to week IMHO, only takes a couple wet weeks to drain the coffers. Members won't pay more fees and expect the best conditions.

Three weeks ago our pump carkes it, so was manually watering by dumping 400 litres repeatedly over each green. Pump fixed, then issue with auction line, two days later, satellites in field go down. Managed to get suction line fixed, satellites still down.

A decent irrigation plan costs around 7-10k. If you have one drawn up, it generally is absorbed by the company you have to do the job. But if you want to do it in stages, inhouse, you need to pay for that when its drawn up.

A very costly exercise. One our club is and has been aware of for a number of years.
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Posted 28 December 2015 - 10:29 AM

Which course are you at AB ?



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Posted 28 December 2015 - 12:29 PM

Back to the OP.  The Cupressocyparis leylandii seems to be potentially a 20-30m tall tree.  Have you thought about how the shading may affect the tee area and the adjacent fairway.  Also, how wide do the roots go and will they suck up all the moisture the tee needs.

 

Personally I would have looked at the Grevillea family.


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Posted 28 December 2015 - 12:30 PM

Which course are you at AB ?



He is at the premium Queensland golf club.




CABOOLTURE.
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Posted 28 December 2015 - 01:10 PM

Ah Caboolture..never seen it but been meaning to for ages.

its on the 2016 list.


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Posted 28 December 2015 - 06:12 PM

Ah Caboolture..never seen it but been meaning to for ages.
its on the 2016 list.

It's a good course with a good green keeper, if you can make it sometime we could try to meet up, just don't expect me to give you trouble as a golfer.

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Posted 28 December 2015 - 09:14 PM

It's a good course with a good green keeper, if you can make it sometime we could try to meet up, just don't expect me to give you trouble as a golfer.

I agree it is a good course. not sure about the green keeper though. :)


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Posted 28 December 2015 - 10:48 PM

It's a good course with a good green keeper, if you can make it sometime we could try to meet up, just don't expect me to give you trouble as a golfer.

Reckon the greenkeeper is way better than the course.
Reckon sheepstation creek could be pumped up and make the place a bit greener for free(well not free,certainly looks/looked dusty in parts) .

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 03:02 PM

Back to the OP.  The Cupressocyparis leylandii seems to be potentially a 20-30m tall tree.  Have you thought about how the shading may affect the tee area and the adjacent fairway.  Also, how wide do the roots go and will they suck up all the moisture the tee needs.
 
Personally I would have looked at the Grevillea family.


Good points. We have a few options on where as well as what to plant.
I will include Grevillea in suggestions.
Can get the planting in fairly sunny location. Would like something reasonably quick growing.
Do you have one or more in family in mind?

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 03:41 PM

As someone mentioned earlier the Silky Oak meets your requirements and is easy to grow. 

 

Also Banksia, which are closely related, will do the job.  They tend be be specific to certain areas eg  In my experience is is difficult to get some of the WA Banksias to grow in Melbourne even in very well drained sandy soil.  Just find out which are your local Banksia and of them which is the tallest and fastest growing.


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Posted 30 December 2015 - 06:36 PM

personally, silky oaks drop more leaf litter than any other tree i know. you need trees or shrubs that have a very low canopy,ie, close to the ground. wattle trees establish quickly also, but have around a ten year life expectancy, and lower maintenance. plant them about 5=6 metres apart

 

I agree it is a good course. not sure about the green keeper though. :)

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 06:38 PM

also state or local governments publish local tree species booklets, so have a gander at those too


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