• Royal Melbourne experts help prepare Strathbogie

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    ROYAL MELBOURNE HELPS OUT: The Strathbogie Golf Club received assistance to prepare its greens for summer from Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Royal Melbourne greenkeeper staff Nick Staff and Kerrod Tuckett (back) used special machinery and were helped by Strathbogie members Alistair Thomson, Greg Roberts, Simon Kennett, David Kennett, Paul Buckley, Neil Barker (left to right) and Alan Moore (front). Not pictured: Bill Brierley, Wally Dunn and Alan Rowarth. PHOTO: Tara Whitsed

    THE Strathbogie Golf Club last week received a visit from Royal Melbourne Golf Club greenkeepers with machinery to prepare the course for summer.

    President David Kennett said that Golf Victoria were keen to help smaller rural clubs through partnerships with Melbourne golfing clubs.

    “We were contacted by Richard Forsyth the superintendent at Royal Melbourne,” he said.

    David said that Mr Forsyth came and visited Strathbogie’s course and was very complimentary of it.

    “He was especially impressed by the quality of the greens, the high level of challenge presented by the course, and that such a magnificent course presentation was achieved by totally volunteer labour from our club members,” he said.

    The club discussed ways with Mr Forsyth to improve the hard surface underneath the greens.

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