Fabulous facelift for Mt Tamborine’s green
By Damian Bartlett – Greenkeeper
Mt Tamborine Bowls Club has come a long way in the last year. The club has a new president and management team and the outside of the club has also improved. The green is superb and we now have unlimited water, the first time in almost 100 years, due to getting a bore drilled successfully.
When I first started with the club in September 2020, the green was full of weeds, blue couch, crowsfoot and more – you name it, we had it. We had to do something about the green. The first step was to completely nuke it with as much chemical as I could get my hands on. Then regrow about 80% of the green using the stolonization method. With the help from a few of the board members, as well as my father who is also a greenkeeper, we opened the green about a month ago and we are now playing in the Q7s tournament. We will soon be playing pennants with the ability of actually being able to host a home game rather than borrow a neighbouring club’s green.
The club is now thriving and is on its way back to its former glory.