Here are the highlights from September to date:
Due to an extremely wet and cool October, we were unable to aerify our greens directly after course closure. We will evaluate their health as they emerge in Spring and make a decision on further cultivation at that time.
We pumped out the ponds at Fish Camp in November and we will be building new flumes in our maintenance facility this winter to be installed in Spring.
The rock stairs going up to the event lawn are complete, as is the ‘viewing deck’ above the event lawn.
The new III/IV tee on Hole #6 is virtually complete. We will asphalt the path in Spring and add landscaping around the V tee at that time.
We have begun the grade work and rock wall for the renovation of the I/II/III tees on #11.
We have expanded and realigned the II tee on hole #1. This tee receives a significant amount of practice swings and mulligan shots and was in need of more space to spread out the wear.
We have also realigned the V tee on hole #3. This tee was aimed into the forest down the right side and the root zone was completely infested with tree roots from the nearby forest.
We have installed a paver patio at the dog show. Additional landscaping will be installed in Spring.
We have removed trees from the right side of #8 to allow more sunlight to reach the turf.
Here are the other items we’ll focus on in Spring:
More bunker renovation: we’ll focus on holes 10, 11, and 18.
We have budgeted and ordered trees for the property line behind 13 tee.
We have budgeted for some cart path overlay as well. The quantity has yet to be determined.
As part of our ongoing poa annua eradication effort, we will be doing more sod work at the very edge of several of our greens. This is something we do nearly every season to remove poa that cannot be sprayed due to its proximity to the bent grass greens.
As time allows, we may still look at expanding the tee at the Short Game area that takes so much abuse each season.