Published on 31st December 2020 in Course News, Golf News, Local and Member News, Members News

We have recorded 1020mm of rain at Flinders Golf Club this year, compared to 716mm for last year. The last time we received over a metre of rain was back in 1996 when we measured 1006mm, and in 1995 we collected 1131mm.

The increased rainfall ensured the irrigation storage dams were at full capacity at the start of summer.

The golf course has benefitted, with the turf retaining good colour and healthy growth throughout the year. Though the steady rain has made it difficult to control the poa annua in the fairways.

La Nina is influencing our weather patterns at the moment which means we will experience intensified rainfall during the summer months.

Usually at this time of year we begin syphoning water from the top dam to the bottom dam to irrigate the course. This year the top dam is brimming full, providing a majestic backdrop to the 11th green.

Happy and healthy new year to all.

Colin Morrison
Course Superintendent

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