Wednesday, August 21, 2013

There is Light at the End of the Tunnel

Things are moving quickly as we near the end of the main restoration of the course. The 4 tee complexes affected by the flood have all been rebuilt and all areas will be open within the week.  Most of the material has been moved into the new greens (#10/13) and today we will finish the drainage and then begin installation of the irrigation system.  At the same time we will finish detail work on the traps and begin work on installing the liners and sand.  Our goal is to have all seeding done by Sept 1.

Monday we also expanded #18 fairway on the left side as the fairway begins up the hill.  This was approved by the Green Committee to help expand the landing area in a more level location.

We will also begin construction of the new #18 ladies tee - this will not replace the current one, but add a new location and options for tee placement.  We will also be shrinking the bunker on #18 and expanding the fairway to the right on #18.

We are hoping to seed #10/13 greens within the next week and have most of the rough restored and seeded by the end of next week.

#2 tee complex - the ladies tee will open soon

#11 ladies tee was finished on Monday.  It takes about 10 days to root down.

Javier seeding the newly leveled rough.

To help keep costs down, we have been supping the labor for the contractors.  Peter, our 2nd assistant, is helping to install drainage for the new greens.

Hydro mulching the newly seeded areas.  All of this work is being done in-house.

Newly seeded areas have to be kept moist for 7-10 days.  You may see irrigation running during the day, especially with the current dry spell.