About the project

Our fundraising project is raising money for an alternate sustainable water source that will improve the health of soil and turf on the fairways and course surrounds at Nagambie Golf Club. This includes analysing the most cost effective water source infrastructure available. 

Currently the Club has only one irrigation source through a very high salinity aquifer; the bore water is most often in the range of 3000EC. Water of decent quality is generally 900EC value. By using this water to irrigate the fairways we are adding to the soils salinity, it reduces growth of turf and limits the possibility for planting of player preferred playing surface. 

Of a bigger concern for the Club is the desire to not add to the health problems of groundwater but instead contribute to the improvement of our climate and landscape.

Along with the large infrastructure works the club is investigating regenerative plant and soil options that can help ameliorate some of the salinity issues faced by the club and surrounding properties. This includes:

  • Sourcing and planting native grass seed, shrubbery and trees that have salt tolerant properties and can cope with low water regimes. To assist with carbon sequestration and improve water retention in the soil. 
  • Investigating agricultural technology advances in soil management through polymer based soil conditioning for better water retention, mitigating water dispersion.

Through the club's fundraising partnership with the Sports Foundation, donations to this vital club project are tax-deductible. So please show your support by donating today!

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