Wednesday, December 28, 2011


This morning we realized that we had a little bit of damage caused by a vehicle spinning out on #6 black tee box.  The damage is minor but is another reminder that vandalism is a constant danger, especially with so many holes near neighborhood streets.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Electrical repair

Yesterday the crew installed a section of new irrigation power wire on #6.  This wire supplies power to the satellite box for #6 green.  You've probably noticed the holes we've been digging lately.  We found a short in the wire somewhere between the tee and the green  This about 1,500 feet, so the best way we've found to isolate the problem is to go to the middle, cut and test the wire to see which direction the problem is.  Then we will go to the middle of that section, cut and test again, and so on. Now that we have it narrowed down to about 100 feet, we cut a trench and installed a new piece of wire.  Now that the new wire is installed ,and all the areas we tested have been spliced back together, the area can be cleaned up and finished.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Misc. sod projects

Cart path by #10 green
cart path behind #18 green
Yesterday afternoon, the crew had some leftover sod and soil from the project on #12 green so we decided to address some low areas along cart paths.  The areas at #10 and #18 green have been on my mind for awhile so we took the opportunity to use the extra materials to fix these areas.  We will continue to address areas throughout the course similar to this as we go through the rest of the off season.

#12 Bunker renovation

#12 bunker before
Yesterday morning the agronomy staff went out to the bunker project on #12 and wrapped up any last minute details that needed to be addressed.  All the sod was rechecked and ground under repair markings have been placed around the work site.  Like similar projects in the past, this new bunker complex will remain closed until spring when the Bermuda greens up and begins to root into the ground.  Until then, please help keep the new bunker complex intact by keeping off unless absolutely necessary.  
#12 bunker after

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Foggy morning

#14 fairway with light fog
The storm that moved through yesterday ended up not dumping nearly as much rain as was expected.  The rain total for the last 24 hours is just under a quarter inch.  However, this rain was enough to force golf carts back onto cart paths today, due to the moisture that remained from the previous storm.

Monday, December 19, 2011

#12 bunker renovation

The crew is hustling today to get all the sand installed in the two new bunkers on #12 before the rain tonight.  Once all the sand is installed, sod will be placed around the edges and around the basin to protect them from contamination.  The remaining sod will be installed once the sod farm can resume cutting later this week.  This will complete this project.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

#12 bunker renovation

The crew has begun installing the drainage in the upper bunker today.  This bunker will be ready for sand by the end of the day.  Tomorrow we will focus on digging out the new drainage trenches and installing pipe in the lower bunker.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Irrigation wire repair

This morning the crew is taking a small break from the work on #12 bunker to replace a section of power wire that feeds the irrigation system on the middle of the course.  This section of wire is damaged and needs to be replaced.  Once this wire is installed, we can restore power to the irrigation control boxes in this area.