GOLF COURSES NEED EXTRA TLC DURING DROUGHT

The Links

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By WVUA 23 Reporter Jabaree Prewitt

The recent drought across the state is beginning to cause some issues to the Links at Tuscaloosa golf course.

The lack of rain is forcing workers to take some extra steps to battle the drought.

“We’re doing extra watering, which would be like hand watering on the greens,” said Links at Tuscaloosa Manager Jason Bonneville.

Bonneville said there are some areas irrigation doesn’t reach, so some parts of the green aren’t as lush as others.

Bonneville said the golf course doesn’t buy water for irrigation purposes. Instead, water for the green comes from the lake.

“We’re good,” Bonneville said. “I mean if the drought stretches out another two months like it did in 2016, it could be a problem.”

The Links sees about 150 golfers every day, Bonneville said, and the heat isn’t slowing business down.

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