Friday, September 14, 2012

Course Update 9/14/12

RAIN!!!!! We received right around 3.5" of rain as of 7:00am this morning, and it looks like more is on the way. Both courses will remain closed for at least the next couple of hours due to high water. The South Course is currently closed due to high water beneath the 1604 overpass, near #4 tee, and #9 tee. The North is more accessible than the South, however high water on 7 and 11 make it very difficult to get around. We are currently working around the water to get as much maintenance done as possible on both courses. Our goal is to get greens mowed, cups changed, debris removed, and to make the bunkers as playable as possible.  It is very likely that the bunkers will remain ground under repair until sometime tomorrow.

Hipolito Gonzalez aerating 18 Green North
In addition  to our normal maintenance we were able to accomplish several tasks on both courses this week. Check out the list below to see of few of the things we completed.
  • North Greens aerated, topdressed, sprayed, and fertilized
  • South Greens verticut and sprayed
  • All bunkers edged
  • Completed fertilizer applications to the Tees, Fwys, and Roughs on both courses
  • Greens edged on North and South
  • Cart path repaired on 16 North.
  • Gary Tupa began work on creating the cart parking area at Tennis
Next weekend is the club championship. We will be very busy next week completing our normal maintenance and preparing the courses for the event. Here is a few of the items we have on the agenda for next week:
  • Finish removing debris and repairing damage from the rain
  • Light vertical mow on North greens
  • Solid tine and lightly topdress the South greens (following Monday's high school tournament)
  • Completely mow both golf courses.
  • Spray greens on both courses (South on Weds and Friday, North on Thursday)
  • Continue to work on the tees on 9 and 15 on the South. We are hoping to get these tees open in time for the club championship.
  • Repair the fence on #10 South
  • Continue to work on the cart parking area at Tennis


  1. Travis,

    I'm currently overseas deployed and I want you to know that I constantly check the blog for updates!! It makes me feel like I'm actually there and not skipping a beat. It's a great thing to know how both courses are progressing with all the great things you and your crew are doing. I appreciate all of your hard work and I am really looking forward to coming home and playing lots and lots of golf! :)

    1. Mr, Barrios,

      I want to let you know how much I appreciate your interest in the blog, and for taking the time to provide feedback – especially while deployed. I also wanted to let you know that I have passed your kind words on to the entire crew. Everyone was excited and motivated to hear that someone in your posiition is taking interest in our work.

      On behalf of the entire crew, I would like to thank you for your service and wish a swift and safe homecoming. I look forward to seeing you on the course soon.

      Travis Moore
      GCS, The Club at Sonterra