What began as a sunny week turned rainy on Wednesday morning. Throughout the day we saw 2.56". While this made the golf course very wet, it also turned much of our new turf very green and helped break dormancy. Sand based surfaces like tees and greens are relatively easy to mow after rain events. The fairways are a bit more difficult to mow when saturated, but since we need plenty of active growth in fairways prior to opening we'll welcome the "how are we going to get that mowed" struggle.
As far as projects go, the sea wall behind #15 green was completed. Restoration work on the bank will take place once the soil is dry enough to be workable (hopefully next week). Our guys installed nearly 1500 linear feet of bank stabilization logs on hole #13 last week. The task of installing them is tough work and we really appreciate the effort that they are putting forth to complete this project on schedule. With the driving bridges finished, Leafblad Enterprises has turned to the rebuild of the second walking bridge on hole #3. As you may recall, there have been several issues with the steepness of the slope on this bridge, and to change this, a complete reconstruction will take place. A big thanks to Leafblad for their commitment to satisfaction.
|My helper on Saturday inspecting quality of cut on greens|
|Greens are beginning a lot of new root initiation and look great on the surface|
|Fairways took on quite a bit of color this week after the rain|
|Lots of stakes to pound!|
|Seeded/covered areas in fairways were walk mowed|