Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Winter Work On Track

As part of the 5-year course improvement plan, rock walls are to be added along the lakes at #8 green and #9 tee, and also at #18 tee.  Despite cold and rainy weather, I am happy to report that the wall at #8 green and #9 tee is finished.  This is some of the best rock work our staff has ever done and I am sure everyone will be pleased.  Since the weather is going to get VERY cold here the remainder of this week, we will be holding off on #18 tee.  As soon as it warms up a bit we will start that project.
Rock wall #8 green.

Rock wall #8 green.
In addition to the rock work, we have been working on various drainage projects. We have just completed installing Turfdrain on hole #19.  This turned out to be a major undertaking as the ground was heavily saturated and quickly became a fight in the mud.  However, in the end, we won and the area is already benefiting from the Turfdrain system.  In addition to #19, we are also working on a few smaller drainage projects on the club grounds.  Other drainage projects that we have yet to do are on #11 fairway and #13 fairway.
Drain pipe install at the clubhouse.

Drainage at the Clubhouse
As some of the crew have been working on drainage, others have been working on tree removal.  Several dead trees have been removed throughout the course along with a few not so well placed landscape trees.
Cleaning up a downed tree.