Yesterday saw over 40 STA QLD members spend the day touring the River Sands Carbrook sand manufacturing plant. While taking an extensive tour of the facility, STA QLD members were also given educational seminars by turf professionals on the importance of spring time renovations and fertiliser requirements. A moving slide show was also presented by Brett Thomson, Superintendent and Scott Wagstaff, General Manger of Carbrook Golf Club highlighting how the January 2013 floods devastated their club and how they were bringing their fairways and greens back bigger and better. STA QLD members then had a chance to inspect the Carbrook Golf Club first hand and what a better way to do it with golf clubs in hand. The course was in excellent condition and the major works soon to be undertaken on the 10th hole will be a relief for Brett and the Carbrook GC team once complete. ASTC provided a prize for nearest to the pin on the 11th and this was collected by David Rattray of Sunshine Coast City Council. David was also one of the winning team members to take home the Team Scramble prize with the lowest scorecard for the day. For further information on STA QLD, the not-for-profit association dedicated to the development and professionalism of turf management, please visitwww.staqld.com.au.
One of the many sand separation piles at River Sands
Tweed Shire Council staff teeing off at Carbrook’s 12th hole.