Coffs golf club to beat weather

MEMBERS of Coffs Harbour Golf Club have taken action designed to remove the course from the whims of the weather.

Expenditure approaching $1 million to build a new irrigation system was approved, leaving president Jeff Howlett to describe the decision as ‘a very pleasing outcome’.

“A lot of work has been done by the consultants and the board over the past 15 years and once the work is done, we will have a major advantage over the weather,” he said.

“It means we are no longer going to be held to ransom by lack of rainfall and will have the capacity to undertake maintenance at any point of the course where it’s required.

“There will also be tremendous cost savings in this once we’re able to allocate materials and manpower more efficiently.”

Howlett believes construction of the scheme will begin after April 2011.

“Consulting firm Enviro-Tech has completed all of the planning and there’s nothing holding the job back,” he added.

“Supervisor Hugh Lister is currently completing an installation at Castle Hill and once that job is complete, we’ll be right to go.”



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