Month: August 2016

Greens mowing

Greens will be mowed tomorrow morning for the 1st time since renovations at a height of 4.5 mm. Next week they will gradually be lowered back to our normal cutting height of 3 mm. As of Monday the 5th September walk behind mowers will be back in use.

Rain and bunkers


42mm of rain overnight has left a lot of bunkers with water in them. This is young Tarek from Greystanes high school who comes in on Thursdays as part of their Work education life skills program pumping water from the 16th bunker. It will take around 8 hours to pump them all out ready for raking tomorrow afternoon.



At the completion of the hollow coring all cores are blown off the surface, fertiliser applied and prepared for top dressing. Unfortunately we had rain on Monday night which meant we could not use our top dressing unit as three tonnes of sand and machinery combined would have led to wheel ruts in the putting surface. So we went old school. The bo


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and spread 45


tonnes of sand over the greens using shovels only. We got the sand out in time and rubbed in prior to the weather cooling off. A long day but well worth the effort.


coringIts that time of year again when the greens are rolling well and the staff go and punch holes in the greens.
Aeration is extremely important heading into the warmer months. It allows gas and oxygen exchange which in turn leads to stronger healthier roots.
All greens were Verti drained with half inch hollow tines to a depth of five inches.

10th Tee


Started mowing tees with a greens mower and the result has been great. No more turn marks from studded turf tyres now that we have smooth tyres being used.

Meet Our Staff


Jeff McManus started as an apprentice at Cumberland Country Golf Club straight from school in 1992.
Jeff completed his Turf Horticulture certificate lll and progressed to become third in charge and for the past 8 years Jeff has held the position of Assistant Superintendent.
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