Thursday, August 2, 2012

PHASE 2 IS UNDERWAY

I thought it was appropriate to take the picture you see below.  Tony is on the left and today is his last day.   John Harvey was here reviewing the cart path plan.  We have made some nice changes to the original plan.  Make sure to look at the drawing outside the locker rooms.  We are hoping to get started later this month.  This will give us a good jump on the project before the weather turns colder.  We will start by installing the Belgium block curbing. That should not be that disruptive.  We will get down to the nitty gritty in September. 

STAY TUNED!!!!

What happened to the green speed!!!!   In a sentence we can blame Mother Nature.  We have had too much rain and the greens are growing at a record pace.   The growth regulator is not as effective when it is warmer, and the added moisture combined with the fertilizer just has the grass growing too much.   You may think it is crazy that we try and stop the grass from growing, but that is exactly what we do.   We do not manipulate the height of cut, and we do mow every day.  We also roll on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sunday's.   As soon as the greens start to dry out we will be back in business.  Till then it is best not to fight with Mother Nature. 

Tony Turner is the last survivor from the irrigation install and John Harvey is getting ready for cart paths. 

All the rain has made the place green, provided some nice pictures and slow greens