Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Rainy Day Projects

To say its been a wet winter would be an understatement.  Even though we cannot always work outside, we have many other projects going on inside the shop to keep us busy.   These smaller, less glamorous projects are necessary for a successful season.

In my last post, I showed a picture of an unidentified project we were working on.  With it raining all day on Monday, we had time to complete it and here it is; a fairway roller.  We built this so that we can smooth areas of the fairways after large undertakings like the drainage project on #6.  Additionally, we can use it to smooth the fairways when they get soft after excessive rain.  Each roller can hold up to 150 gallons of water, giving it sufficient weight to smooth the surface of the turf.

Two of three pieces cut from an old propane tank.
Completed fairway roller.
Completed fairway roller.

Another one of our rainy day projects is repainting and staining all the signs and benches on the course.  All of the wood is cleaned, sanded and then stained.  After staining the signs, the letters and numbers are repainted.

Hal staining a yardage sign.
Completed signs.