Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Getting Closer

Work on fairways 4,6, and 7 is complete. The staff is working on fairway 14. They are nearing completion with just the area near the green to complete. This should be done by Friday. The next phase of the project is to buy sod for all the disturbed areas in the rough. I am looking at somewhere near 10 pallets which is 800 yds. We will sod the drain lines in the rough as well as the fill in areas on 4 and 6. The collection areas on 6 and 14 will also be sodded.

At the same time we will be doing a sod shuffle on hole 15. We have been removing the sod from the depressions if the fairway and will be filling them in with soil and then remove the sod along the fairway in the "bubble" at the bottom of the hill and put in the level areas. In the" bubble", we will lay new bluegrass sod. If we are short of fairway sod, we can remove from another "bubble" area on hole 10 and then replace it with bluegrass.

For this sod attack, I will be reaching out to the "Senior Muscle" to assist us. If all plans go well, we should be sodding next week Wednesday and then clean up details on Thursday, right before the 4th of July Weekend. Next blog post, I will include some before and after shots. Stay tuned!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

It's Working

All of the work that the "Senior Muscle" has provided over the past several weeks is working. I have pictures in my camera but have not downloaded them yet. They show that the seed has germinated and is filling in very nicely in all the scars on the fairways. The sodding in the fairways will begin this week. Depending upon how much rain we continue to receive, will dictate where we can start. My original plan/goal was to be done by the Wings Tournament, but that will not happen. My next goal will be done by the Men's Member Guest Tournament. There are a lot of moving parts to coordinate this project when Mother Nature does what she wants. Trying to coordinate soil, sod, and  a golf course dry enough to do the work has been difficult at best. Throw in the rains and warm temperatures, that now has the turf growing  extremely well so mowing becomes a priority. Add in that the our equipment has had many issues, management and administrative duties have increased, and that we are running at a much lower maintenance budget, patience is the key for completion of this project.

The old saying "Slow and steady wins the race" is our motto here. We will complete this project and do it well. The good news is that the new drain system "It's working".

Pictures added today. Everyday things look better!