Golf Course Project Update for 9-20-17
- Now that the golf course is closed for full renovation work please do not park at the maintenance facility or be on the course to check progress. This is for safety reasons due to many contractors moving around, large equipment, and open trenches.
- Hard hat tours will begin on weekends for anyone interested in seeing project progress.
Project Scorecard (use the link to follow progress scorecard):
Good progress was made over the past week with mainline installation. Tanto was able to make it to the pump-house and along the way finish #6 and #7 mainlines. We also installed our first greens loop and new heads on #8 green after Agri-Scape got the green cored out. Now that the green has its new irrigation we are ready to begin using it whenever we need to. As expected, the left side of #7 provided several sections of rock/ ledge that they were able to break through to install the new pipe. This now means nine holes of install have been complete leaving only #14 on this side of the road left to finish. With iffy weather on Tuesday and Wednesday due to the Hurricane progress may be halted. When it is raining Tanto cannot weld pipe together because it will not seal properly and wet conditions also create more of a mess.
The real fun has begun for Agri-Scape as they have ramped up their staff with their main focus shifting to the greens construction. Over the first week they have stripped greens 6-9, 11, and 12. Greens 8, 9, 11, 12 have been cored out with the help of the GreenScan3D data, which allows the shaper to recreate the green in the sub-grade. Once the green is cored out to the proper 16” depth the next step is to install drainage and a 4” gravel layer at the base of each green. #8 has been completed thus far with gravel while #9 in progress. The gravel layer will be checked with GreenScan3D as well to make sure that it is uniformly 12” below the surface so the greens mix is installed at correct depths.
The staff along with Green & Grounds thanks you for the continued support and patience as we undergo this major renovation.
Matt Powell, Green & Grounds Superintendent