Thursday, September 30, 2010

#12 greens renovation

JonesPlan started our greens renovation project yesterday. They started on #12 green got it all cleaned out and ready for sand. You can see in the picture that they are scooping out the old sod and some of the soil profile. Over the years, the top four inches had accumulated too much organic matter and was clogging up the soil. This doesn't allow for deep rooting and results in a much weaker plant. JonesPlan is removing this problematic layer and replacing it. Once the sand is back in place it will be blended and regraded.
Once this green is done, they will move onto #13 and #14. They should be done will all three greens by Friday afternoon.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pump house

A finely tuned pump system can deliver years of trouble free service, however, as pumps and motors get older there comes a time when repairs must be made. This summer, during some of the hottest weather we've seen in years, one of the pumps began showing signs of trouble. We pulled the pump out in late July, once out, we discovered that one of the impellers was broken and the screen had rotted off.
This morning we placed the reconditioned pump and motor back into the pump house. Now with the pump and motor back into place, we should get years and years of reliable service out of our pump system.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

#11 fairway

Brown Farms Sod began filling in bare areas on fairways Tuesday. Thirteen pallets were put down and should start to root in a day or so. Once the sod is rooted in, we will begin bringing the height down from 2 inches to three quarters of an inch. Brown Farms will be back this week to finish #11 and #7 fairways.