Thursday, October 31, 2013

Here We Go

We are back after it again. Finally, after much planning and discussion, along with puting the course to bed, the drainage project has finally started. I actually began last week with some exporatory digging finding existing tile lines to use and opening up areas that needed work. We are using a trencher on loan from Pat McCabe and yesterday tied in some drain tiles on 14. This will help in collecying and transporting the collected water and moving it over to 15 and off the course. We then began hole 7 by trenching from the pond to the fairway to a catch area and then will start at this point with the rental equipment. We then began trenching on Hole 6 by the trees on the left at the dogleg. The intention here is to drain the low area back toward the tee. We got about 100' and the chain fell fell off. After a 2 hour wrestling match, we were able to put the chain back in place. We got a good start to the project. and will update today with pictures.

Friday, October 11, 2013

New Project

It has been awile since I have posted. The completion of the greens project was agreat benefit to the Luck golfers. I thouroughly enjoyed the project even on the days where it seemed to be an impossible venture. So now what's next? Well, we are just finishing up our aerification this week. All greens and fairways are done with the tees to be done as time permits. We chase leaves everyday and should be done by early November, when all the leaves are done falling.

The big project will be starting next week when we begin to add drainage to fairways 2,4,6,7,& 14. We will be removing some old drainage and installing some new. We have a trencher and materials onsite and will begin as weather permits. I plan to rent a specialized trencher and trailer to help with the install. Once again, a big thanks to Dennis Frandsen and Chuck Torrance for the donation to make this project possible. I will update and show pictitures as we progress.