Monday, 19 October 2015

Frost Delays and Turfgrass Health

Although the golf course is closed today for the remainder of the season, this is a very educational video from the USGA about frost and the need for tee time delays during frost, enjoy.

Hawk Greens Construction Update - October 19th

An asphalt cart path was put in on 2 Hawk. A cart
turn-around was created at the end to vary traffic patterns
from those that walk and those who drive carts
3 Hawk received it's fairway sod today and should be all
grassed at the end of Tuesday

Hawk Construction Update - Day 32

Added sand to the bunker on 3 Hawk before sodding of the
surrounds is completed on Monday.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Hawk Construction Update - October 16th, 2015

Our last green was sodded today and it
looks phenomenal
Most of the Sod Squad after completing the
17th green, the final one.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Hawk Construction Update - Day 29

Staff rolled the new sod on 2 for
better root-to-soil contact and to smooth
out the playing surface
Keeping all turf adequately watered
is very important with the recent wind
and with irrigation blow out beginning
next week
The green site at 3 Hawk
is substantially different from
the old one (in a good
way) - sod begins tomorrow
Probing 3 Hawk green surface to find
the true edge of the green prior to
sodding tomorrow morning. This
process was done on all the greens that
were resurfaced

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Hawk Construction Update - Day 28

Laying sod around 2 Hawk continued
all day today
Watering newly laid sod around
2 Hawk green
New look to the bunkers with the
sod folded over the edges to prevent
topsoil from washing into the drainage

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Hawk Greens Construction - Day 27

2 Hawk rough and fairway sodding
began today and will continue through
Hauling of the green rootzone and
topsoil began to the 3 Hawk green site
Better Billy Bunker polymer being
applied to the gravel bed

Monday, 12 October 2015

Hawk Greens Construction - October 12, 2015

Roots of some of the
bentgrass sod are already
diving into the rootzone
Irrigation installation is on the home
stretch on 3 Hawk
Final touches of the drainage sub-grade
before application of Better Billy Bunker
The drainage rock layer is being
shaped and contoured on 3 this afternoon

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Hawk Green Reconstruction - October 11

The part-time crew installed the
bunker boards on 3 to form the shape of
the hazard today
Connecting the subsurface drain lines
before the rock layer
We began spreading out the drainage
rock layer on 3 Hawk green site

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Hawk Greens Resurfacing - Day 24

Bentgrass staged and waiting for the
arrival of the Sod Squad
Everyone was present for the grassing
of 2 green
2 Hawk green surface and collar were
completed, making 3 Hawk the only
remaining green to sod

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Hawk Greens Resurfacing Update - October 8th

Blowing leaves off greens before
fungicide applications
First application of our fall fungicide
to the new greens
Crew is spreading out gravel as a
base for the Better Billy Bunker
We're using cut sections of drain pipe
to help get consistent depths of gravel
for the Better Billy Bunker

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Hawk Resurfacing - Oct 7

Select work resumed today on 2 Hawk
despite the inclement weather overnight
We are continuing to mow the newly
sodded greens

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Hawk Greens Update - October 6

The sod squad working had to tie in the
areas between the collar and the rough
Loam getting the final touches put on
it before grass in the coming days
3 Hawk green surface is starting to
take shape

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Hawk Greens renovation Update

Friday October second was a very productive day. The final load of sod for the week was 10 hours late due to a truck break down, so staff worked late into the stormy wet blustering night on Friday, sodding # 10 and half of # 9 green. The sod was laid by staff using the lights of trucks and golf carts to see. With snow in the forecast for Saturday,  the risk of the truck load of sod dying was to great to chance not getting the truck load of sod down. A negative situation was turned into a positive when a group of Sr. staff showed their best under less than desirable conditions and not one complaint from the group. #PRIDDIS PRIDE IS ALIVE!

The project was put on hold for the remainder of the weekend as  rain and snow rendered the work site to muddy to make progress.

If the weather forecast holds true for the coming week, we will have 16 of the 17 greens completed including the new number 2 green and only green # 3 will remain.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Hawk Greens Resurfacing - October 1st Update

Boards being installed to create the new
bunker edges.
Greens drainage being installed in a herringbone pattern
then covered with a layer of gravel

Rock wall finished and backfill to
happen today
Bentgrass sod being laid on 8 Hawk

Enhanced mountain view
behind 16 green that will open
up after shade trees are removed
Water entering the new creek
on 2 Hawk: water falls & stilling
ponds. Looks and sounds great