Spalding ‘keeper helps Carnarvon Golf Club convert sand greens to grass

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Top greenkeeper Chris Clarkson is helping Carnarvon Golf Club.
Camera IconTop greenkeeper Chris Clarkson is helping Carnarvon Golf Club. Credit: Peter Sweeney/Geraldton Guardian, Peter Sweeney

One of the best greenkeepers in the game is advising Carnarvon on how to turn “green”.

Chris Clarkson, the reason why Spalding Park Golf Club looks so good, is advising officials at Carnarvon on how to turn parts of the golf course green.

Disappointed at grant applications being refused, Carnarvon Golf Club decided to go it alone. It has use of a Shire-owned bore and is self-funding the initial stages of a plan to turn its sand greens into grass greens.

“We’ve started with the first hole and the grass is growing good,” former club president Peter Skender said.

“We got the grass from Spalding Park, and Chris Clarkson has been advising us on what to do.

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“Presently, it’s just our members doing the work.

“It would be great to have all the holes grassed. That will take time . . . but you have to start somewhere.”

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