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The Nelson Photo News



Roving Camera


The tenuous ties that have bound the overseas vessel Cymric to Nelson and to the shore, are cast off. The little tug strains to turn the bows; the propellers churn the water into froth, and a waterside worker watches and speculates. A familiar scene at Port Nelson and one tinged, possibly, with a little sadness.


Workmen completing the final stage in the water reticulation of greens, fairways and tees at the Nelson Golf Club's course at Tahunanui. The project, which is to cost the club $28,000, will guarantee in the future a freedom from scorched fairways and dried-up greens. And since a big percentage of the system is automatic, watering work for greenkeeping staff will be cut in half. On most greens four concealed sprinklers, set around the green perimeters, will turn on and off automatically as directed by computer. The fairway sprinklers operate by remote control and the fairway system is so designed that it can be coupled to the automatic system in the future if desired. A much-needed amenity for the club.1