Jamshedpur : The Jamshedpur Golf that looks after maintenance of nine-hole Beldih Golf Course and 18-hole Golmuri Golf Course has started renovation of the over nine decade old Beldih Golf Course. The exercise is estimated at a cost of nearly Rs 2 lakh will be completed in June.
Sources in the Jamshedpur Golf revealed that three green (putting green) � an area of very closely trimmed grass on relatively even and smooth ground surrounding the putting hole, allowing golfers to make precision stroke on it�will undergo re-plantation in the form of doob grass along with change of top layers of soil.
�We were receiving complaints from golfers about rise in numbers of termites at the greens and also near green collars of the bunkers which was causing problem while playing. There were also growth of wild grasses on the greens. We have started the renovation exercise and would be completed it before monsoon so that newly planted grass grow naturally in rains,� said administrative chief Jamshedpur Golf and Seoul Asiad Games Indian team captain Allen Singh. Allen Singh further said that such renovation is being carried out at the Beldih Golf course after more than a decade.
The Beldih Golf course spread over an area of 5 acres is known for its lush greens and fairways and has been prepared in a parkland style layout with a mature line of trees and the fairways are lined with a thickly wooden tree cover.
�There is no major tournament in the next two months so we can afford to go for this exercise at this moment,� said an official of Jamshedpur golf.
Founded in 1922, Beldih Golf Course is known for several amateur golf events, including the prestigious Steel City Golf Tournament, and jointly with Golmuri Golf Course, the annual Tata Open Golf, a premier professional golf tie of the country.