It has been a while since I was able to update the followers on what has been happening on the course. I am happy to report that much is happening that will effect play as we enter our Silver Anniversary Season. With a large donation from Mr. Frandsen, we are beginning to reconstruct 4 greens so that the putting surface will have less slope on the so the green will be more user friendly. The greens that will be renovated are 4,7,12,and 15. We have started on #12 for the fact is that we need to bring in new greens mix and it will take longer to do. The process of the rebuild is that the sod will be removed and saved for reuse, the mix will be pushed out to the side, the sub grade will be re contoured to have a max slope of no more than 2%. Once the grade is set and agreed upon, then drainage will be dug into the bottom grade and tile will be placed in the trench lines. Greens mix will then be spread back into the cavity at a uniform depth. The sod will then be laid out and rolled into play. We are hopping to finish at least # 12 but the construction company is very eager to finish all of them.
The other project is that we are finally going to fulfill Mr Glassman's wish to build a bunker on hole 8. They have begun ground breaking in this area. The bunker will be placed in front of the green to protect shots coming in short and bouncing up onto the green. This bunker will greatly enhance the strategy of playing this short par 5.
Keep stopping by this blog to view pictures of the construction project. Playing conditions in the spring will be discussed later on after the construction has finished.