Just in front of the tees on #1 where carts enter the fairway we installed material called Enkamat (Enkamat Website)
Under the matting is newly planted Turf Type Tall Fescue seed. The goal is for the turf to grow up through the porous Enkamat. Once fully grown the Enkamat will cover the crown portion of the plant near the soil surface protecting it from excessive wear. No guarantee it will work but it is worth a try.
Also, we have now added sand to 49 bunkers throughout the course using over 25 tons of sand. We will finish adding sand to the bunkers that need it next week.