Horsham golfers have no excuse for bad shots anymore, with the installation of a new sprinkler system for the golf club's turf.
The new system was installed with $2000 funding from Horsham City Council's Community Development Grants program.
Course Committee Chairman Ian McNee said the new irrigation system ensures difficult areas of the turf receive healthy growth.
"We have sprinkler coverage for the main area of the greens, but the course's edges were very bare, with varying levels of grass," Mr McNee said.
"Playing a shot where the green slopes are away from you is already difficult in the best of conditions, but on those poor surfaces it was near impossible."
"Hitting off from a poor surface can make things quite difficult, whereas hitting off from grass makes for a better and more consistent shot."
Horsham Golf Club recently hosted the 2020 Victorian Men's and Women's Senior Amateur Championships, putting the new green to the test.
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"We've been receiving praise from lots of talented players who have come from all over to participate in the championships. They've been very impressed with the quality of the course," Mr McNee said.
"We're ranked in the top 100 golf courses in Victoria, and this new addition has really cemented us as a well-rounded course."
The 2020 Horsham Community Development Grants program saw 68 successful applicants receive a total of $201,436. The next round of community grants will be open in February 2021.
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