Winter Program & Irrigation Update 6
Over the past couple of weeks the weather has deteriorated, the combination of strong winds high tides and heavy rainfall has left its mark on the course.
We suffered some major damage to the first fairway sleeper wall and a large sink hole appeared next to the German bunker. This hole developed over a period of a week and around 500 hundred tons of sand was lost under the sea wall. This also undermined the German bunker which created a large cavern underneath, which had to be filled with concrete to make it safe. A total of 4 truck loads was in fact used.
To prevent more damage from occurring, contractors (Bladin Construction) were called in. They have now started repairing the damage and will be completed in a couple of weeks. Unfortunately the 1st fairway will remain closed until this work is complete.
To prevent damage in the future the bottom of the trench along the sea wall will be lined with a special membrane to prevent material being washed away. TTS have also agreed to increase the sea defences on the beach side to add further protection.
Work has also started on the 18th fairway which will see two new bunkers and some dunes being added to the right of the hole. We hope to have this work completed by the first week of March.
The irrigation contractors are on schedule and by the end of this shift will have completed 13,14,15,16 and 17 just leaving 18 fairway and borehole feeds to finish of in their next shift. We should see work completed by the first week of March. Also the Irrigation shed has been finished off which now means MJ Abbotts can start to install the new pump set.