Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Weekly Schedule for April 28-May 4, 2014

Weather and unforeseen conditions can/will change the schedule.

-Pour concrete on cart path between holes #2 and #3. Also pour concrete where cart path was cut for electrical line installation next to #3 green
-Bamboo removal next to #2 fairway
-Clean-up of area to left of #7 left side fairway bunker
-Remove weak turf areas in greens for sodding. Currently due to the harsh winter the sod farms will have greens height bentgrass sod after May 1st.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Weekly Schedule for April 21-27, 2014

Weather and unforeseen conditions can/will change the schedule.

-On Monday we will cross tine greens (not taking plugs) then topdress, apply soil amendments and water in
-On Friday we will remove the broken concrete located on the cart path from #2 to #3 (next to #11 Blue tee). Plywood will be placed for the weekend and concrete poured on Monday, April 28th there and where the cart path was cut on #3
-Continue removing bamboo to the left of hole #2 to our property line
-Mark and prep areas to be sodded

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Installation of Fan at #3 Green and Blue Pipe in Fescue Areas

We are working on running electrical conduit from the control panel for the well on #4 to behind #3 green. So far the digging has gone well.

Unlike the fans on #8, this fan will be 14 inches larger (thus reducing the need for two fans) and will not have a pole sticking out of the ground during non-use times in the Spring, Fall and Winter. Once the fan is removed only a plastic box flush with the ground will be seen.

For additional information on the benefits of fans for greens please click on the link for this short article in a recent Golfdom Magazine issue.

Golfdom-Fan Article

We have been installing PVC pipe painted blue in Fescue areas.

We are marking the location of irrigation valves so they may be quickly found and turned on or off when a repair is needed. Depending upon the height of the Fescue in the summer we may shortened the pipe as needed.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Fairway Aerification Holes

This week we will begin mowing fairways. Along with cleaning them up this will promote more lateral growth which will fill in the old aerification holes from last Fall. With the harsh winter we had not all the aerification holes closed. This is actually not bad as the freezing and thawing of the soil has had a fracturing effect giving us some additional benefits. With sunshine and warmer weather the fairways should be filled in shortly.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Bamboo, Cart Paths and Bunkers

We are removing as much of the bamboo to the left of #2 fairway as possible. This is a time consuming process to cut then chip but it will make a big difference on this hole when completed.

A couple of cart path repairs are occurring now. Prep on #8 and #18 is almost complete and we will pour concrete when we are confident there is a day with acceptable weather. Once those are finished we will move to replace a piece between #2 and #3 next to #11 tees.

The cart path on #8 which was buckled up had a large root underneath.

This is what we pulled out.

With the root removed and new concrete being poured there will no longer be a bump when riding along this path.

Currently our staff is edging all bunkers and making sure the sand depth is consistent throughout the bunkers. This is a time consuming process and our hope is to have it done by Tuesday of next week,

If the weather cooperates our first greens mowing will be tomorrow (Thursday).