Saturday, October 3, 2015

North course aerification is complete and is healing up quickly. By next weekend,  the greens and fairways should be back to normal.  During the closure we were able to continue some of our drainage issues. We repaired areas on 8,10 & 12  north and holes 7 and 12 on the south.  This should help dry up some of our wet areas

Pump station has been installed as well as the electrical panel.  Waiting on Edision to upgrade our transformer to be able to operate the additional pumps.

Tees were overseeded on the north.  The paint markings on the tee boxes were used as an indicator to reduce the risk of skips when using a drop seeder.  The tee markers themselves will remain in the same locations which will allow for less damage on the tees during the germination process. Once the seed germinates and we begin to start mowing the tees, we will start rotating the tee markers like we normally do

Sodding on both courses will continue over the next few weeks.  Please keep your carts and foot traffic off the newly laid sod.  These areas will be extremely wet until the sod begins to root.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Starting tomorrow we will begin repairing some of the worst cart path areas on 5,6 and 13 south.  It will take a few days to complete so please be careful driving while guys are working.

North pump station upgrade should begin next Tuesday September 8th.  It will take 4 or 5 days to complete the job.  Worst case scenerio we may need to rent a generator to keep power to the pump station so we can continue to water the course.  There will be some noise associated with the generator but hopefully only a day or two.

Fairways are scheduled for aerification starting September 8th on the South  and then the North will follow two weeks later.  During the North aerification we will be aerifying the greens as well as overseeding the tees. The fairway and green aerification will be the last one of the year.

Still a lot of weak areas in the rough.  We will continue sodding and fertilizing as much as possible to get these areas to fill in over the next two months.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

     With the heat and humidity, the cool season grasses on the south course is starting to burn out.  This is typical with overseeding. The bermudagrass dies due to high traffic areas / compacted soils as well as too much competition from the cool season grasses. The result is bare soil or lack of turf density.   Over the next month, we will be fertilizing and sodding these weak areas to get them to fill in as quick as possible.  For those members who have been here for a number of years, most are probably  familiar with this transition period although it's never very encouraging to see bare areas around the course.

     Over the next week we will be addressing the overgrowth around the tee boxes to improve line of sight to the fairways. We completed #18 south in front of the white tees on Friday and most of the area in front of #7 south.  From there we will addressing  #1 north, 5 and 15 south..

     Still waiting on our pump-station on the north course.  Most of the components for the pump-station has already been manufactured. The main hold up is the transformer upgrades so we can power the additional pumps to help improve water distribution.