Another busy week here with construction. The tees are basically done except for a few touch up items. The filling in of four green side bunker is complete. The face was sodded with the existing sod that came off it and the rest will be here Monday. We had more rain this week which will help all the new sod to survive. The leaves are becoming a pain and with both rough mowers going down it has been a challenge to keep up. The 40 mph winds have not helped either. We did manage to get the drain at the beginning of 4 fairway fixed this week also. A few hours on the roads filling potholes was long over due so maybe a blessing we did not have mowers to mulch leaves or sod to wrap up the open projects. Until next time...
4 bunker is no more

we sodded the face with stuff we saved when stripping it. Rest is on order

new forward tee on 9 complete except for edges

expanded tee on 8 complete

New forward tee on 8 

improved drain 4 fairway. 9 feet deep

drain 4 fairway

almost had enough left over sod from tee tops

Fall construction update

It has been a very busy and productive two weeks since returning from vacation. The pictures below show three new forward tees ready for tee top sod. The first is on number 9 at the bottom of the cart path. This will be the new red tee and allow those players to have variation from front to back. The next is the old red tee on 8 which has been expanded in size. This will now be the red/white and green tee. The last is a new forward tee on 8 which will become the front nine red tee. The old back nine tee just off the cart path where we had red/white, green and green/white markers will now only have green/white markers. Should make a big difference for all those players.

new 9 tee

Expanded forward tee on 8

New forward tee on 8
The sod for all the tee banks was used from either the expansion of the tee on 8 or the stripping of the bunker on 4. We purchased the tee top sod and it will arrive Monday. Speaking of the 4th green side bunker it has needed a face lift for a couple of seasons. The sand gets blasted up onto the face and then the face grows and eventually a lip is created as you can see in the picture. We will not, however, be doing a face lift or repair but actually an elimination of this bunker. It has already created mixed feelings as some will not miss it and some will. I work as directed and will do my best to create a nice feature here. Although since I have never done this before I cannot say exactly what it will look like.
right green side bunker on 4

4 bunker almost stripped

4 bunker ready to be filled in

Fall color

Good to be back home. Course has changed colors over the last couple weeks. 

Speaking of color. There was a very nice sunrise this morning: