Friday, May 13, 2011

Course Update 5/13

There several things going on that I would like to briefly touch on:

1. RAIN!!! - We received just under an inch on Thursday morning. This rain was badly needed for both the course and the aquifers. Thursday would have marked the 101st day without significant rainfall for Sonterra. We are very grateful and certainly need more to come. Before the rain, we were just inches from hitting Stage 2 restrictions. It is important to remember that we are still in an exceptionally bad drought and Stage 1 restrictions will remain in place for quite some time.

2. Sod Work - We re-sodded and re-leveled both the Men's and Women's tee boxes on number 1. We also repaired #4 Men's tee, and several  other small areas on the course. These areas will be heavily topdressed and mowed very soon. Thank you for your patience as we try to improve the tees.

3. Bunkers- I am sure many of you have noticed that we replaced the sand in both of the practice bunkers (driving range and chipping green)

4. Greens - We are confident that the North greens are going to survive until the renovation. The South greens have completely healed from aeration. Both courses have slow greens today due to the rain. However, speeds will steadily increase over the next couple of weeks.

5. North Greens Renovation - We are currently finalizing all the detail pertaining the renovation. We have decided on the contractor, grass (Mini-Verde),  and sand supplier. We are now waiting on some permitting issues to be resolved so that we can make everything official. I will be posting much more on the renovation in the coming weeks and all throughout the project.

6. Divot Filling Party- The divot filling party on Good Friday was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who came and helped out. The USGA published a short article on the party which was sent out to over 10,000 golf courses nation wide. To view the article click here:   The Green Section Record  May 6

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