Cold the weather is finally settling in with the night temperatures getting closer to freezing, with that being said frost delays are becoming more and more prevalent. Some projects that have been under way and completed include the pulling of cores in the approaches and reusing the cores on 16 fairway. In an effort to improve the play ability on 16 fairway, it has been extended to about 15 yards. Since this was rough at one point all of this needed to be removed so we can install the same grass as the fairway. If we were to sod this area the approximate cost would have been about $7,000.00. By leveling out the cores and seeding with bent grass we are not having to expense that cost in sod. This will take all winter to develop and has been covered to enhance the growing conditions.
We are on our last truck of sod for the year continuing with removing of bermuda, poa and filling in bare areas. Leaf clean is on going with numerous immature trees still waiting to drop there leaves, as well as mulch bed clean up (pine needles, pine cones and leaves). All of the approaches have been top dressed, you will notice some sand on them as we continue to work the sand into the grass. The fairway top dressing program will begin in a couple of weeks.
|Coring the Approach|
|Pushing for removal|
|Installing cores on 16 fairway extension|
|Rolling for smoothness|