Saturday, March 29, 2014

Update on Course Projects

Since the grasses behind 13 tee are starting to get out of hand we decided to dig them up and go in another direction.  We enlarged the bed and got rid of the strip of grass next to the cartpath, hauled in about 6 loads of dirt and created a slight crown.  Next we are going to install 15 red twig dogwoods and then finish it off with a fresh layer of mulch.
Earlier in the week you may have noticed this outside the pump station.  Over the last few years we have getting some holes rusting through the metal plumbing lines.  The only way to solve this is to remove the bad metal piping and replace it.
Last Saturday the contractor completed welding up the new lines.  In the middle of the picture is where the old pressure tank was.  Since the pressure tank is not really needed we went ahead and eliminated it.  Now the pump station is ready for the 2014 season.  This past Monday the 24th the irrigation system was filled and pressurized.
One of the projects that was put on hold at the end of last year was the renvoation of the 14th tee and with the winter we had it was probably a good idea.  On Tuesday the 25th before the snow was to arrive we started to dig out the irrigation heads, yardage markers and stairs so we could be ready for the contractor to start on Wednesday.  Once again when we thought we were done with winter this happened .........................
More snow!!!
As you can see the snow did not stop us from getting this project moving.  On Wednesday we removed all the snow from the tee before the contractor stipped the sod to get to dirt.
Here is the first dirt being moved later in the day on Wednesday.
Here you can see the grade of the tee box coming together.  The contractor is using his laser box blade to create a level surface that will have a 1% slope from the back to the front and the left to the right to aid with drainage.  Once  this is complete he will start to dig out the cavity that will hold the tee mix and then we will install irrigation and then sod will be laid over the entire tee.  We will have one large tee when this is finished nearly 2.5 times the amount of teeing space we had before. 
When the snow melted and the rain moving in Friday the 28th we had to sift gears away from the tee on 14 and get our spring annuals planted at the clubhouse.

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