The past week has been dry and sunny, which has been great for the turf and working conditions alike. On greens, we have reached our final mowing height of the year at .150", which is equal to our normal over winter height. Once turf breaks dormancy in the spring the greens will be lowered to their in-season mowing height in several increments. For now, however, we strive to maximize plant health prior to the arrival of winter.
Leibold completed their laser grading project which includes several tee expansions. They will now turn their attention to sodding tee banks and step cut at the rate of about 17,000 square feet per day. With roughly 7 acres of sod to lay, this process should take about 20 working days.
The finish work on the main entrance to the Club is turning out well, although the project has been slower than anticipated due to a concrete shortage in the Midwest said to be caused by the large amount of ice that persisted on Lake Michigan in the spring.
Bridge work, cart path, and pond bank work continue and are currently on schedule. Two bridges on hole #8 are finished and ready for asphalt installation.
|Nutrients are applied to greens on a weekly basis|
|#14 tee was the final tee to be laser graded|
|Bridges on #8 are complete|
|Several areas at front entrance have been poured|
|#8 pond bank ready for sod|
|#4 pond bank ready for sod|