Water restrictions hit golf course maintenance

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Golf industry feels the impacts of water restricitions

Golf industry feels the impacts of water restricitions

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Golf industry feels the impacts of water restricitions

Golf industry feels the impacts of water restricitions

JOHANNESBURG - Water restrictions imposed by the Department of Water and Sanitation have hit the golf industry hard.

The quality of a golf course is often measured by its landscape but keeping a course looking good these days is difficult.

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On average, the courses in Gauteng need between 1,5 and two million litres of water a day, to maintain a healthy appearance.

With the current restrictions, it is difficult to achieve that without sufficient rainfall.

eNCA reporter OG Molefe looks at the ways of working around the water shortage problem to keep the fairways looking lush during the dry season.

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