Little else is showing above the waterline at Hay Golf Club, except the back of one of their immaculately kept sand greens and a single forlorn flagstick, already well underwater.
The tiny town, with a population of 2500 or so, is currently underwater after weekend rains in the catchment caused the Murrumbidgee river to rise, flooding much of the town.
The Weather Bureau is predicting the worst is yet to come, with a Major flood alert issued at Monday lunchtime suggesting the river could reach nine metres, mirroring the flood levels the town faced in 1974.
Flooding has occurred at other centres across the Riverina, including Wagga Wagga, where much of the country club course disappeared underwater over the weekend, forcing the abandonment of the final round of their club championships.
Further North, Trundle Golf club finds itself in a fix, with a vast expanse of Brown flood water covering everything but a few spots on its footprint.
Elsewhere the water has finally started to recede in Forbes, where the club’s green staff reverted to rowing boats between greens to cut the grass surfaces.
With the Lachaln now receding, the club’s greens staff and volunteers are witnessing first-hand the destruction left behind, with much of the critical ground infrastructure, including several bridges, all but destroyed.
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