Jason Jones of Sports Grass Solutions removing the current green at Bourke Bowling Club last week. PHOTO TWH
The number one bowling green at the Bourke Bowling Club is receiving a major overhaul after the temporary upgrade last season proved unsuccessful for the long-term life of the green.
Greenkeeper Guy Regan said the major renovation last year just wasn’t a big enough job, that let the club down for three reasons.
“Firstly, thatching which is a build-up of all the dead green matter like leaves and grass and it produced a thick layer that couldn’t be rolled. It was too spongy and didn’t produce any pace.
“Secondly, the green was severely undulated creating a wavy surface.
“And thirdly, the level of grass was too high compared to the bank. There is a minimum standard distance required between the green and the bank and this green was non-compliant to that standard.
“So, we are back to the bare ground to start from scratch.
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