Friday, January 20, 2012

Course Update 1/20/12

Good Afternoon. As we conclude another busy week, I would like to provide a quick update on a couple of things.

Cart Traffic: We are now 90 degrees on BOTH courses. However, we are asking everyone to follow a few simple rules:
  1. Don't drive in worn or thin areas (stay out of bad grass)
  2. Don't drive on the mounds (especially true on the North)
  3. Return to the path at the green and white stakes. We are cart path only from the green and white stakes to the green.
  4. Pair Up! Sharing carts made a big difference this past summer, and we definitely need to continue this practice.
Green and white stakes on #2
We are still in a severe drought, and need your help to protect the courses. By following the above rules we can make a big difference.

Bunker liner removal:

We started removing the bunker liners on the North Course earlier this week. Currently we have worked on the green side bunkers on 1,2,4,5,6, and 7. As you can see from the pictures below, this is an extremely labor intensive task. The first step is to move the sand off of the liner. Then liner is pulled out, including the metal staples used to hold in place. The sand that was moved in order to expose the liner is then removed. The remaining sand in the bunker is then smoothed to a consistent depth. The crew then adds new sand to the bunker until the desired depth of sand is reached. Afterwards the sand is hand watered in order to help it settle and firm up. Finally, we use our bunker rake to smooth the sand improve compaction. The bunkers will be soft for awhile, but over the next several weeks they should play much better. Thank you for patience while complete this much needed task.

The crew pulls the liners out of #2 North

Adding sand to #1 North

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