Friday, October 21, 2016

Bunker update

     Today Schaefer-Meyer was here cutting sod on holes 10, 13, 14, and 16.  These are the holes Art Schaupeter marked out for Schaefer-Meyer to start shaping.  We received 1.5 inches of much needed rain on Wednesday so they could not do any shaping.  They will be here on Monday to start digging out drains and begin to shape the new bunkers on these 4 holes.  All of the sod that was cut today was left in place.  I have marked all areas with white paint.  Play as ground under repair.  They will pick up sod when they begin to shape that area.  They will complete 3 or 4 holes at one time before moving on to the next group of holes.  Schaefer-Meyer will shape, install drain and liner, place sand in new bunker and then sod all disturbed ground.   Art Schaupeter will be here to make any necessary changes before hole is completed.  Schaefer-Meyer cannot move on until Art gives them the ok.  Below is a couple of pictures of hole 10 and 16.  Please be careful retrieving your ball in the cut sod area.  You will see we have some big areas that sod is going to be removed.  A lot of it is on slopes so it could be easy to fall if sod gives way or slips as you are walking on it.

 Cutting Sod # 10
 # 16 finished

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Bunker reconstruction update

They are cleaning out the last 2 bunkers today.  Left bunker # 2 and # 8.  After they are cleaned they will be back on holes 10, 11, 13, 14, and 16 digging up old drains and reshaping the new bunkers.  Come back for construction update.  You can also follow me on twitter @ed_wachter  Every morning I will tweet what holes we are working on that day.      

 Taking sand out of left bunker #2
Getting ready to remove sand from #8

Friday, October 14, 2016

Course Damage

     Someone yesterday afternoon was being mischievous on the golf course.  This morning we found a divot taken out of the Putting Green,  a cart did donuts in the middle of # 2 fairway and some one gouged the flag stick into the green on # 5.  This is very upsetting.  This person or persons needs a refresher course of Golf Course Etiquette.  Please if you see any bad behavior on your course report it immediately.

 Divot from Putting green. 
Donuts in the middle of 2 fairway about 50 yards from green.  Looks to me at some point the cart was on 2 wheels.  They drove the cart all the way to front apron of 2 green.

Bunker project

Today Schaefer-Meyer is cleaning out last 3 holes.  1, 2, and 18.  Next week they will be shaping.  Picture below is shot of right bunker on # 1.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Construction Update

Schaefer-Meyer has been busy cleaning out old sand in our bunkers holes 4, 5, 6, 10, 13, 14, and 16 have all been cleaned.  The next step is to clean out all old drainage,  pack subgrade and start to locate and shape the new bunkers.  Most of our new bunkers will be moved just a little bit.  Our Architect Art Schaupeter was out today going over  holes 10, 11, 13, 14 and 16 with Schaefer-Meyers construction crew.  He was marking new bunkers positions and going over where to  cut and fill.  Let me tell you I am very excited.  This project is going to make huge improvements to our course from  playability to aesthetics.  I cannot wait to see the final product.  Here are a few pictures of the construction progress.

 Schaefer-Meyer checking out #13

First bucket of sand removed from #13 bunker
 # 14 before
 #14 after sand is removed
 #16 before
#16 after sand removed and small pot bunker.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

13 steps

The steps on 13 have been removed and sodded with Turf Type Tall Fescue.  Looks much better.