Contractor activity increased in week 7 of the golf course renovation project as work on bridges and cart paths began. The cart path on #1 and #2 is complete, and the first lift of asphalt is complete on #9. The first of two deliveries of bridge beams has arrived, and removal of the bridges on #8 is under way.
A field trip was taken by myself and Assistant Superintendent Lucas Palczewski to two tree nurseries to select replacement trees for those that were removed for shade remediation on greens. The new tree locations have been selected by Nicklaus Design. About half of the trees will be planted this fall and half in the spring.
The second application of Velocity herbicide was applied to fairways, and the small amount of Poa annua that germinated alongside our newly planted bentgrass in fairways looks to be dying. I will post some better pictures of this next week as the bentgrass greens back up and the visible difference between the two grass types becomes more apparent. The turf on greens is really beginning to fill in where there was good initial germination percentage. The areas that were reseeded a couple of weeks ago are up and beginning to look much better and will soon catch up.
|Greens approaching full coverage|
|Selecting some very nice oak trees|
|Cart path install at #2|
|Bridge beams being off loaded|
|Bridge removal #8|