Green light soon for grassed fair­way play

Pilbara News - - News - Louise Alling­ham

Ex­mouth golfers will soon be able to play on the green, with works to grass sec­tions of 12 fair­ways now com­plete.

Project costs were more than $120,000, but in-kind sup­port from the Shire of Ex­mouth, a $60,000 grant from the Depart­ment of Sports and Recre­ation and help from club mem­bers made the devel­op­ment pos­si­ble. Club pres­i­dent Neil Hay­wood said it was an ex­cit­ing time for the Ex­mouth golf club.

“We’re not go­ing to be play­ing on dusty fair­ways for a lot of the year now,” he said.

Work on the golf course started mid-April, when the bot­tom nine holes were closed to al­low al­most 3000 cu­bic me­tres of pin­dan to be de­liv­ered onto 12 fair­ways.

The pin­dan was lev­elled by the Shire of Ex­mouth’s grader, and fer­tiliser was ap­plied to the ar­eas to be planted.

Grass seeds were then planted onto 5ha of fair­way.

The bot­tom nine holes will be closed to give the grass time to be­come es­tab­lished.

Mr Hay­wood said all 18 holes would be ready to play on by the club’s an­nual Ex­mouth Open on July 9-10.

Pic­ture: Louise Alling­ham

Neil Hay­wood, Trevor Epding, Brad Bell, Dar­rell Olds and Mick Hood worked to grass the golf club's fair­ways.

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