Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Paving done.....What's next !!!!

Paving is done.  What’s next?   While the paving certainly could be viewed as the “hard part” I think the tie in’s in some cases can prove to be quite difficult.  The tie-ins refer to the sodding or seeding around the new cart paths and the addition of top soil to where old paths were removed.  It can be quite a challenge to remove a path and make it look like it was never there.  One example of this is  number three.   Owel and Tony are moving the Yardage Rock, Ball washer and plant material from the right side (where the path was) to the left. (where the new path is)

The contractor can work until the ground freezes.  The problem is when the ground is frozen the supplier can not harvest the sod.  Some other “extra areas” that need to be finished include the tee on four.  Smoothing the hill on three (while they remove the old path), and enlarging the fairway on 17.   Today they put the finishing touches on the putting green.  (We had a few small rough areas that needed to be sodded.) The putting green is completely finished.  Now we only have to wait until the sod knits and for that we need some nice spring time temperatures.   

I want to wish everyone a Happy Holiday season and a Healthy and Happy New Year. 
The End of paving,  just outside the maintenance shop. 

we are taking rough sod from 17.  Notice the yellow line on the left side,  that is where we are enlarging the fairway. 
Double click the picture to view in larger scale. 

Sod from 17 was placed in front of the 8th. green. 

The grass in front of the green will now be maintained at rough height. 

The machine is where the old path was!!!  Can you guess what hole?   Answer is below.

Owel and Tony are moving the plants from the bed on the right side of three to the left of three. 

We applied a fungicide for winter disease,  they are finishing some sodding around the back. The project is now complete. 

If you guessed the back of 13 green you are right !!!!!