Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Grass is Greener

Not much is new to report this week from the grounds staff. The weather continues to be very favorable for the growth & recovery of existing turf and for the establishment of new sod & seed. We continue to see great progress throughout the course. Fall aeration has been completed throughout all the greens, tees, collars, approaches, and fairways.

Above and below are photos of drainage progress. Above, the drain in the cart path near the 5th tee was repaired. Concrete was cut out and removed to allow the pipe to be replaced. This photo shows the area prepped for concrete to be re- poured. This should eliminate the standing water that remains in this area following heavy rains. Below, technician Jaret Vasey stands near a drain tile which is being installed on the hillside of the 5th fairway.

Above is a picture of the 3rd fairway and approach. We have put a significant amount of time and effort to replace sod and reseed this area. Our hard work and better weather are paying off. Below you will see the practice tee. It has been recovering very nicely the past two weeks. We will continue to mow the tee with lighter mowers and restrict use of the tee through the coming weeks to allow our new seedlings to mature.
Finally, pictured below, a technician is busy seeding bare areas of the primary cut of rough on the 8th hole.