Thursday, November 29, 2012

November 29, 2012

Our crew put the finishing touch to a second bridge replacement today. This bridge connects the first green to the second tee.

Friday, November 16, 2012

November 16, 2012

Great weather to work!! Our crew recently completed this bridge between 14 & 15 fairways.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

November 6, 2012

Our boys keep working, even after the weather cools off. Here we are replacing a wooden bridge with a stone crossing.

Friday, September 28, 2012

September 28, 2012

The boys are moving along with the drainage project at #13 green. No rain in the forecast to try it out though.

Monday, September 24, 2012

September 24, 2012

This week we have an outside contractor, XGD Systems, installing drainage. The new drainage system will be installed into #13 green. Attached is a condensed YouTube video of the process. Thanks to Jim Campion at NCR Country Club for letting me share his work.

Our 13th hole will use a temporary hole location Thursday and Friday while the process is complete. But the golf course will be open and it's usual beautiful self.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCQFBVHtrAE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

See you on the course!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

August 13, 2012

I can't remember the last time we had a slow, all-day rain. We applied a soil conditioner that requires additional water to move down into the soil profile. Yes, we really are sprinkling on a rainy day!!

Friday, July 20, 2012

July 20, 2012

videoIn this short video, Jesus demonstrates how to turn his greensmower. We use plastic landscape lattice to protect the collars from the mechanic wear of mowing greens.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

June 27, 2012

With less than 10% of normal June rainfall, to date. Our efforts to keep the golf course playable, and alive, require more precise measures than machines can provide.

Here our crew applies water to only those small spots that need it. Leaving nearby moist areas untouched.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

June 5, 2012

We opened the new practice putting green this morning. The green continues to mature and will continue to get better and better. But it will be months until it behaves exactly like the mature greens on the golf course.

Monday, May 28, 2012

May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day!

I am evaluating a new product on 14 fairway. Apparently it's not one we want to incorporate into the program.

The fairway should begin to bounce back with cooler temperatures next week.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May 2, 2012

Adelberto Martinez is currently out deep tining the new fairways. This process allows for a healthy exchange of gases and aids in water infiltration. All with a very limited disruption to the playing surface.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

April 22, 2012

Hi Folks!

The golden rule in golf is to leave the course better than you found it. Please rake your bunkers, repair two pitch marks on each green, replace your divots and use garbage receptacles.

The player behind you, thanks you for your course courtesy.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

April 12, 2012

One of the first and most important jobs of each spring is cleaning debris from the ditch. A years worth of leaves, sticks and other organic matter is hand shoveled to allow for maximum drainage and water flow. A tough job indeed.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April 1

video14 green will be ground under repair for a little while. Meteor damage.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Incredible weather this March. The course is open for walking only. The greens are open. Life is good!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

March 8, 2012

We pulled back the cover of the new practice putting green to take a look and give it some attention. And it's looking good!!

Friday, February 3, 2012

February 3, 2012

Aaron Becker, our Second Assistant, has been leading the roofing and siding job on the golf course shelters. A great winter job, when winters are like the one we are experiencing this year.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

January 28, 2012

Our winter work includes Jim Connor restoring these ten year old greens mowers. Jim & Fernando are going through every piece of each mower and matching everything to factory specifications. Amazing work by two amazing guys. We are looking forward to seeing the finished products.