Saturday, January 28, 2017

PLAN B:

This month we went to plan B:  What does that mean?  Like many courses we wait for the ground to freeze so we can move around the course and not create excessive damage.  Mainly tree work and to start cleaning the ditch on 12-13.   Because the weather has been so warm we started plan "B". Construction on expanding the 13 championship tee and the 6th ladies tee and started leveling and re-contouring the faiway by the old bunker on #17.

Of course there are always problems.   We had to fix the road to allow the trucks to haul material to the 13 tee.   We need to keep this road accessible because it is the only way to get larger vehicles out on the course.  Especially emergency vehicles.  Which we hope to never need.  

Here we are moving material to elevate and expand the 13 Black tee.  We are lucky in that the material is of good quality and always a good thing it is free.  A local contractor was looking for a place to get rid of it.   We are definatley putting it to good use.  


















Still a work in progress but it's starting to take shape.  We will triple the size of the old tee,  raise it a couple of feet for better visibility and shift it a little to the right.  



The Sixth Ladies tee is also being expanded.   It was way to small and not level.   The new tee is starting to take shape.  


Here is Carlos helping to remove the mound on 17.  



















Old bunker and mound on 17 is now leveled.  We need to give it a final raking then sod the area.  To give you an idea  from this picture.  To the right of the white pipe will be fairway and to the left will be rough.  



Thought I would throw this picture in.   Turkeys nest in the trees at night.  You have to get up pretty early in the morning to catch them roosting.  A few of them have already flown to the ground.  Can you see the two in this tree?  We have seen them almost every day this winter.