One big wa­ter haz­ard

Inside Golf - - News -

CRONULLA Golf Club in the south­ern sub­urbs of Syd­ney be­came one big wa­ter haz­ard when over 300 mil­lime­tres of rain hit the course over a few days dur­ing late July.

As the photo shows, the Cronulla club had wa­ter haz­ards where they weren’t de­signed to be, with the course un­able to cope with the con­sis­tent down­pour de­spite upgrades to the drainage in re­cent years.

While the course has flooded be­fore, most mem­bers and long serv­ing club pro­fes­sional Colin Arnold hadn’t seen any­thing as se­vere as this in their time at the club. Although the whole of Syd­ney en­dured the tor­ren­tial rains, the south of the city seemed to be the worst af­fected and while other cour­ses around town were closed down for pe­ri­ods of time, none suf­fered to the ex­tent of Cronulla.

Cronulla ground staff worked around the clock once the wa­ter had even­tu­ally sub­sided, with the course closed for a lit­tle over a week and now back in some­where near pris­tine con­di­tion.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.