Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Weekly Schedule for July 28-August 3, 2014

Weather and unforeseen conditions can/will change the schedule.

-Sod area in #9 fairway where irrigation break occurred
-Cross tine greens
-Dust greens with sand
-Apply soil amendments to greens

Friday, July 25, 2014

Lightning Strikes

Thursday morning I received a call from Assistant Golf Professional Brad Lewis as he was opening up the golf shop. He said we had an irrigation leak on #9. Upon arriving to the scene this is what I found.

The bubbling that you see is from the water that came from the broken irrigation line getting caught between the turf and the soil underneath.

Once the valves were closed we were able to find out what happened.

The break came in the middle of the pipe. Very, very unusual as almost all breaks occur at a coupling or joint. Plus the wire was split as well. It was determined that we had lightning strike the ground there and literally blow the pipe up. We also had solenoids on the two nearest irrigation heads split. Meaning that an electrical charge went through the wire. Fortunately solenoids are relatively inexpensive and easy to replace as compared to an irrigation head.

Some of the bubbling was able to be rolled smooth. But about 650 square feet was not. So we removed the turf and leveled.

On Monday we will sod this area.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Weekly Schedule for July 21-27, 2014

Weather and unforeseen conditions can/will change the schedule.

-Weed control in rough and Fescue areas
-Clean-up from July 9th's storm damage

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Weekly Schedule for July 14-20, 2014

Weather and unforeseen conditions can/will change the schedule.

-Apply fertility to fairways and tees
-Weed control in rough
-Clean-up from last week's storm
-Rock wall repair

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Additional Storm Damage Photos

Hole #11 top of tree

Hole #1
Hole #1

Storm Clean-Up from July 8, 2014 Wind Damage

Last night we had some pretty strong winds come through at about 8:30 pm bringing with it 0.4" of rain. Have quite a few limbs down and some trees. The course will be opening at 10:30 am this morning. Below are a few pictures.

Hole #11
Tree blocking cart path to left of #12 tees
Tree blocking cart path on holes #5/#12

Same tree as above picture from other angle

Tree next to #15 cart path
#14 Fairway