Monday, November 21, 2011

Weekly Schedule

With Winter quickly coming upon us I will suspend the weekly updates. Instead I will focus on any projects that we will be working on. For now, our goal is to finish leaf removal from the course and get things ready for Friday's Black Friday Tournament.

Look forward to seeing everyone at Friday's tournament!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Here are Mario and Salvador getting ready to apply some compost to the left side rough on hole #18:

We are applying the compost to weak areas of the rough that need some extra help. In general slopes are tough to grow turfgrass on because they lack proper nutrient and water holding capacities. Our goal is to change the soil characteristics to improve these areas.

This will not occur overnight but will gradually help improve the roughs over time.

This is just one practice we are using amongst many to improve turfgrass health in the roughs and throughout the course.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Weekly Schedule for November 7-13, 2011

Weather and unforeseen conditions can/will change the schedule.

Our focus will be on leaf clean-up. Drainage work on #18 is complete.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

#18 Drainage

With the excessive amount of rain that we've had this Fall a couple of springs have shown up on the 18th hole. These springs travel upward toward the surface via hydraulics. In order to counteract the wetness this causes we are installing underground drainage to capture this water before it reaches the surfaces.

The first area was designed in a herringbone manner as an optimum way to remove the water before reaching the surface. Perforated pipe and pea gravel are installed into the trenches and then into a nearby drain inlet to remove the water.

The matting seen over the drain lines are to help the seed stay in place and germinate faster.

The other area that drainage is being installed is just above the first area. It's a rather small area (5 ft by 5 ft) that has a constant flow of water coming from it. We are digging this area to a depth of 3 ft and installing pea gravel up to 1 ft from the soil surface. Then a solid drain line to a nearby drain basin to remove the water.

In regards to the stacked sod wall bunker in the middle of #18 fairway, we are looking at several options to fix the sloughing of the bunker face that has occurred.