Yesterday we sent a message just as we always do using RainedOut.com about course related issues, but this time the message kept resending to those signed up for email alerts. Unfortunately the issue was with RainedOut and as such we had no control over the excess emails being sent. This is a free service. They posted a message on their website that they were having technical issues. We are sorry for the inconvenience and hope this does not happen again.
A few weeks ago we "rebuilt" about 1/2 of #2 green to make it more playable. This was not an approved USGA fix, but the goal was to keep the green open at all times, and use the existing sod (not new sod). The contractor, Hollembeak Construction, stripped the sod, cored the green out, repaired the drain tile, installed a mix similar to the existing green and reinstalled the sod. The green is looking good and over the next few weeks we will be topdressing, lowering the height on the sod and core aerate the entire green. We hope to open it for play in Early October.
|This shows the muck layer of soil - about 2' down.|
|Grading of the back of the green|
|The sod was kept in the same order as it came off the green and then relaying the same way.|
|The drain lines had to be lowered and reinstalled.|