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#1 Bluethunda

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:40 PM

Big project coming up at work, after different course setups at your course when any major infrastructure projects carried out cheers

We are doing full irrigation installation
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:05 PM

Irrigation of greens only? Or fairways too? What part of course will be impacted most?

Ocean shores did irrigation and drainage down a few holes, all played as GUR. They replanted a couple of fairways and played one as GUR other fairway was taken out of play so hole because a par 3 for a few weeks until grass covered.

I've seen some short holes with temp greens using closely mown Fairways when greens had major works.

Do you need to plan, allow for grass recovery being slower over winter months? Better to do the work in mid winter so grass growth kicks when warmer in early spring.

Can you coordinated coring and sanding greens, dethatching fairways etc. So less overall impact?
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:43 PM

Greens,tees, surrounds, and double row down fairways. Course has 13 holes on one side of creek and 5 other side. Starting on 15th par 5, so taking this hole out means a 500 metre walk to next tee. Was thinking bout mowing temp green and a tee, into fairways that can accommodate a 100-130m par 3 and 200-230 par 4. Basically want to set course up so that we play the 18 holes, yet it may be necessary to close two holes at a time, to eliminate golfers travelling back into the line of fire from holes just played.

So it is only trenches we need to worry bout re-establishing
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Posted 18 April 2018 - 06:55 AM

Temp greens suck but are sometimes a necessary evil - putting on them is a lottery as they are usually very bouncy and erratic
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Posted 18 April 2018 - 07:21 AM

Irrigation of greens only? Or fairways too? What part of course will be impacted most?

Ocean shores did irrigation and drainage down a few holes, all played as GUR. They replanted a couple of fairways and played one as GUR other fairway was taken out of play so hole because a par 3 for a few weeks until grass covered.

I've seen some short holes with temp greens using closely mown Fairways when greens had major works.

Do you need to plan, allow for grass recovery being slower over winter months? Better to do the work in mid winter so grass growth kicks when warmer in early spring.

Can you coordinated coring and sanding greens, dethatching fairways etc. So less overall impact?

Dethatching in Caboulture and you may lose half the population!


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 10:23 AM

We did our irrigation system a few years ago and in essence it took about a week per hole to do it.  Struggling to remember, but I think we just put one temp green to turn a par 5 into a short par 3 and a short par 4, and then just each week a different hole was out of play.  Sometimes the full course was open on weekends because the work was done for the week. 


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 08:47 PM

We did our irrigation system a few years ago and in essence it took about a week per hole to do it.  Struggling to remember, but I think we just put one temp green to turn a par 5 into a short par 3 and a short par 4, and then just each week a different hole was out of play.  Sometimes the full course was open on weekends because the work was done for the week.

cheers snappy man.

How did the members put up with walking long distances between holes???
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Posted 19 April 2018 - 06:33 AM

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How did the members put up with walking long distances between holes???


Whinged and complained?

But.

What's new?

I reckon you just need to look at it as giving them another interest in life. They can't keep grumbling about the same things every week.

You could run a resilience training program before the works start for all the members. Make it a community event and you'll probably get government funding of some sort too.

In all seriousness though, I think good communication is key. A weekly update email newsletter or bulletin out to the members, with copies on notice boards in the clubhouse too. Include what is going to happen that week, and then recap works to date each week. Include holes impacted in the next week, etc. AND emphasis the inconvenience, etc.

There's an old behavioral management trick that works by stating early and repeatedly how hard, difficult, inconvenient, stressful, whatever etc. (must be negative and must be relevant to the situation). But, what happens is people then perceive it worse before it starts, so when it actually happens it is not as bad and the people impacted the most will comment at the end that "it wasn't so bad"

If you downplay the inconvenience, you'll be swamped with grumbling complaints about the most minor issues and they continue well after the event.

Get your communication right from the outset and you'll have a lot less hassles.
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Posted 19 April 2018 - 08:56 AM

cheers snappy man.

How did the members put up with walking long distances between holes???


Wasnt too bad. I think one long walk ended up as a guessing competition with regards the length at one of the social events.
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Posted 19 April 2018 - 09:09 AM

Luckily at Reddy Bay there are 2 extra holes left from the original course. One still used as the driving range. They are brought into play whenever there are course renovations.

 

Does sometimes require extra walking between existing holes (depending which holes are out of play). But if people moan tell them to shut the front door. It's for their future benefit FFS!

 

I don't envy you turf. Spending your time keeping playing fields beautifully manicured for the pleasure and exercise of privileged, pampered little angels (like me) only to kop abuse and whingeing at every turn :rolleyes:


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 09:00 PM

Offen wondered what they would piss and moan about if we all went on strike for a week. See how many of the experts would volunteer to do the work we do.
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Posted 20 April 2018 - 11:20 AM

They're not certified to operate the machinery.

So, not allowed to do it.



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Posted 20 April 2018 - 12:21 PM

Luckily at Reddy Bay there are 2 extra holes left from the original course. One still used as the driving range. They are brought into play whenever there are course renovations.

 

Does sometimes require extra walking between existing holes (depending which holes are out of play). But if people moan tell them to shut the front door. It's for their future benefit FFS!

 

I don't envy you turf. Spending your time keeping playing fields beautifully manicured for the pleasure and exercise of privileged, pampered little angels (like me) only to kop abuse and whingeing at every turn :rolleyes:

Reddy wants to upgrade their irrigation but dont have all the money yet?


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 12:34 PM

Offen wondered what they would piss and moan about if we all went on strike for a week. See how many of the experts would volunteer to do the work we do.

We used to have volunteers who drove around the 'rough cutters' or whatever the mowers for rough areas are called. Worked well, no issues I think. Certainly helped keep the fields moving - less lost balls


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 12:54 PM

Reddy wants to upgrade their irrigation but dont have all the money yet?

 

Not sure Mads. I did hear they got a decent sized grant to do the irrigation work. Not sure if it covered the entire amount though. Maybe it didn't.

 

Recently they have been re-doing the greens. 3, 16 and 17 have been completely renovated over the last year.






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