As the season has moved from Early Spring to Late Spring, we have been very busy around the golf course with projects and maintenance. The tee renovation project is in the final stages and we will be opening four of the sodded tees this coming weekend. The new tees on #4,#7 & #13 will be open for play this weekend.
The above image shows the new tee on #13 just prior to opening this weekend.
The image above is the tee box constructed last fall and sodded this spring, it has shown amazing growth and will be open for play on Saturday, May 11, 2013
Along with these tees we have other tees that remain closed, that were sodded last fall. The poor spring temperatures have slowed growth and prevented them from properly filling in. We will open these tees when we see fit that they are able to handle golfer wear.
The final phase of the tee renovation project has been the construction of the Bronze/Silver tee on #4 and the construction of the new silver tee on #16. These tees are in the final phase of construction and will be sodded next week.
Above you can see the construction of a new tee box on #4 that combines the old silver with the bronze tee constructed last spring, by combining these tees we will also be giving golfers who play the bronze tees and new angle at the green
The construction of #16 silver tee box began last fall and has taken full shape this spring, as you can see from the above images, sand will be added to the rough grade and we will lay sod next week
Along with the large tee renovation project, we have been busy with many other routine maintenance practices. The Fairways have been in great shape all season and we are mowing them frequently to keep up with the growth.
Here you can see the Fairway on #2, they have had great color and density all spring
The greens saw loss of some grass over winter and due to injury last year from Aerification. We have aerified many of these spots and seeded them. Due to our sand based soils that heat up and cool down rapidly, we haven’t seen the growth on the greens and tees, like we have the fairways. We will continue to make foliar applications of nutrients to help speed along their recovery.
Thanks for reading and I will make sure to update more frequently. See you on the Course!
Head Golf Course Superintendent