The Club Maroochy greens are maintained by Troy Sommerville Contracting; ably assisted by Aaron Page (formerly Capalaba Bowls Club) . Troy took over the management of our greens in April 2017.
Bowlers of all standards will enjoy the challenge of the natural turf surfaces. They are covered with a hybrid couch grass referred to as “Tiffdwarf”. The hybrid grass was developed and bred in Southern United States of America for use on golf courses in sub tropical areas. Legend has it that Pat Boone (an American entertainer who was involved in a golf course development at Ocean Shores northern NSW) smuggled the first Tiffdwarf sprigs into Australia in his guitar case. It was propagated into sufficient quantities to plant a golf green. From this inauspicious beginning as an illegal immigrant it is now used all over Queensland and other parts of Australia.
For the pedantic – Tiffdwarf is a ultra dwarf, superfine leaf. It makes a great playing surface. It is dark green in color and has good rooting capabilities. Like most Bermuda grasses Tiffdwarf requires aggressive cultural practices such as verticutting, aerifying and topdressing to control excessive thatch.
Tiffdwarf has the ability to handle low mowing heights as long as the above cultural practices are being performed regularly.