Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

August 30, 2011

We are rolling a few fairways today. The rolling is required before our first mowing to smooth the surface.

Monday, August 29, 2011

August 29, 2011

After the 4" layer of washed gravel is spread over the sub-grade, a 12" layer of a sand/peat mix is placed. This 12" layer will be the growing medium for the new practice putting green.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

August 28, 2011

Not much to report on a Sunday morning. The weather is so nice I think I can hear the grass growing.

Monday and next week will be busy with aerification, irrigation installation and more drainage.

Friday, August 26, 2011

August 26, 2011

After the drain lines have been installed into the green, an even four inch layer of washed round gravel is spread over the sub-grade.

August 26, 2011

#5 fairway at sunrise. Still a lot of work to do. But, even I can be happy with this catch of grass only eight days after starting to irrigate.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

August 25, 2011

The construction crew is installing perforated drain lines into the sub-grade of the new practice putting green this morning.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

August 24, 2011

The shaper puts a few finishing touches on the lawn behind the new first tee. His challenge is to maintain the level lawn and keep storm water from entering the bunker.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

August 23, 2011

We have germination on almost every seeded fairway now. Last Saturday's rain expanded our areas that will need to be reseeded. And the next several days of rain don't look good.

The rain has already set back the first tee project. More rain may delay our Labor Day seeding date on the putting green.

The old saying goes "I'd rather be lucky than good." The new saying goes, "if Im' not going to be lucky, it's lucky I'm good."

Sunday, August 21, 2011

August 21, 2011

#14 was the first fairway we completed. The seed is germinating nicely. Our boys are pushing off excess water from yesterday's storm. Looks like a nice day to grow grass!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

August 20, 2011

That's what 1.1" of rain in 30 minutes looks like on a saturated seedbed.

Friday, August 19, 2011

August 19, 2011

It's important that all areas are SOAKED several times through to germination. The kind of heavy soaking only a hose can provide.

August 19, 2011

Hi Folks:

Happy Friday!!

We have completed seeded all the fairways, finishing up last night. The watering will be consistent to keep a moist seedbed for a week or so.

The putting green and first tee area have really come around this week. Everything is taking shape, but much work remains.

We also have aggressively core aerified a few more greens.

It's been a great week. Have a great weekend!!

Dave Schlagetter

Thursday, August 18, 2011

August 18, 2011

An early morning picture with all the fixin's. Seeding. Dozer. Drainage. It's gonna be a GREAT day!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

August 16, 2011

And progress on the first tee area.

August 16, 2011

A good day. Water flying means this fairway has been completed.
Seeded in two directions
Sand topdressed two times
Dragged smooth
Rolled tight

August 16, 2011

18 green is your practice putting green for some time.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

August 11, 2011

Around the new first tee and practice green, our boys are removing the existing sprinklers. We will reuse the sprinklers around the new green and tees.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

August 8, 2011

We used a plywood barrier to protect the greens while starting the roundup application to fairways. Three men moved plywood from hole to hole through the day.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

August 5, 2011

Also during the renovation, we will be working on the greens. Our plan is for a much needed aggressive core aerification procedure during the shut down.

The picture below is from the west tee practice green today. We used this green to fine tune our process before crunch time.

August 5, 2011

Our work during the renovation will go beyond fairways and the practice putting green.

Here we are preparing to renovate the weed-patch next the tees on 8. Our plan is to remove all the vegetation and place new sod in this area. The sod and look will be similar to the mound behind 13 green.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August 2, 2011

It requires, on average, ten man hours per bunkers to reclaim the damage from the storms in July. Hopefully, you avoid the bunkers entirely as you play. But if you should be so unfortunate as to land in a sand bunker. Please! Rake your footprints and enter/exit on the low side, never up a steep face.