Friday, March 8, 2013

Recap of Week 3/4/13

In the golf business, weather sometimes keeps us from accomplishing what we have planned and as a result we have to go with Plan B.  With the weather slowing our drainage project on #6, we were fortunate to complete many other less glamorous tasks.

Installing drainage on right side of #6 fairway.

As sometimes happens, trees fall on the course and occasionally they fall on a green.  Such was the case this week on #4.  A white pine with no root system fell across the green.  This type of clean up is a tedious job since we must take extra care not to damage the surface any more than what was already caused by the tree.

White pine across #4 green.

Another job that we are inching closer to finishing is the rebuilding of several bunkers on the course.  We have selected approximately 11 bunkers to reconstruct, all of which either drained poorly or washed out severely every time it rained.  The first step of this project was to take all of the sand out of the bunkers.  Not wanting anything to go to waste, we have used the sand to topdress several of the fairways on the course.  Stay tuned for more on this project in future updates.

Sand removed from the fairway bunker on #6.

Finally, I am including a picture of a project that only a few members know about.  We have been working on this when it's raining. How many of you can guess what we are doing?  Email me if you think you know the answer.  My email link is on the right side of the blog.

  Hint:  Its an old propane tank.