Thursday, May 15, 2014

Course Update

The last dead pine tree that was stuck by lightning a few years ago on hole 5 finally came down on Tuesday May 13th.  We do have plans to add additional trees but planting them in the fall would be preferred.
Here is the base for the new path going back to the red tee on hole 11.  There will be 3 inches of asphalt paved on top of the base.  It has been long overdue and I am glad to see it complete as I am sure a few ladies are too! 
This week we were able to start some cartpath repairs.  On the 10th hole where tree roots were coming up through the asphalt we cut the roots along the path and then remvoed the top layer and put down a new layer of asphalt.  It is a little tough to see but the old cartpaths are only about 6 feet across and when they did the last overlayment they added about a foot and half of gravel on each side of the old path and laid a new 9 foot path on top.  This is why we see all of the cracking along the edges on most of our paths.  We will be continuing to do more patchwork throughout the course as time allows for our contractor.
During a late evening wedding on Saturday May 3rd I was told by the pro shop staff that some very intoxicated Duck Dynasty looking men took some carts and went for a joy ride on the golf course.  When I came in on Sunday luckily the damage to the golf course was minor but it could have been worse.  They jumped the golf carts through some bunkers, broke the flagstick on 16 and than ran across 11 green.  We were pretty fortunate that they just bruised the grass on the 11th green and did not really tear up the turf.
Here is some of the aftermath of the damage from all the rain.  Besides having the entire staff fixing bunkers all day on Thursday May 1st we unfortunately found this.  The soil completely eroded the bank on the small pond in front of 9 tee box around the drain pipe.  We will be getting some pricing on this and try to come up with a permenant fix for this.
Water was overflowing every water feature that we had.  The big pond to the left of the fairway on number 1 came out of its banks and was running across the fairway for nearly two days.
The rains continued on Wednesday and dumped a little over 6 inches of rain on the course.  You can see here on hole 13 that the creek that runs to the right side of the fairway came out of the banks and flooded the fairway.


1 comment:

  1. The path on the 10th and the new path to the side tees on the 11th look fantastic. Great work.