One big water hazard
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.