Friday, June 24, 2016

G.R.P. Update 6/24/2016

It's been another productive week here at Pinnacle Peak Country Club.  Landscapes Unlimited is starting to hit their stride, having split up into three separate crews.  The first crew is continuing the core-out of the greens, currently working on 5.  A second crew has begun the drainage and gravel bed installation and is currently working on holes 11 and 12.  Shaping of the new short game area is complete, with a third crew starting the irrigation installation today.  Irrigation should be complete within the next day or two, with sod scheduled to be installed next week.  Following that, irrigation will begin to go in around the putting and chipping green.  The retaining wall and stone cap is complete on hole 1 and construction of the tee has begun.

Andy's Tree Service continues to trim some of our large trees on property, completing 1,8,18,2,17 and currently working on holes 4-7.  Bartlett's Tree Service has also been on site, treating and fertilizing as needed.  

The agronomy department has had a productive week as well. With stripping and sand-capping tee tops completed last week, it has freed up the crew to begin leveling sinkholes that are in various rough areas.  We have completed one on the left side of 1 fairway, as well as a large sinkhole left of 16 fairway.  This will continue throughout the summer as time allows with the goal of correcting most of the sinkholes throughout the course.  Aerification and de-thatching of the fairways has progressed nicely, with half the course completed with it's third pass.  Topdressing fairways has started with holes 1, 2 and 8 being complete before the weekend. With the humidity rising and monsoon season here, the course in general is really starting to recover, with more and more green showing up daily.  

#10 Green with moisture barrier, drainage and gravel installation complete

Practice area with moisture barrier, drainage and gravel installed.  Next step is installing irrigation.

Trenching through the approach on #11 for SubAir drainage.  

Core-out complete on #4 green.

Core-out process underway on #5 green.

Irrigation being installed on new short game area.  Pink flags designate the location of the chipping green.

Before and after tree trimming on #18.

Overgrown Eucalyptus behind the bathroom on 7
looking much improved after trimming.

Retaining wall and stone cap complete on #1 tee.
Superintendent Cody Horstman getting in on the action while building new tee complex on #1.

Adding soil to eliminate sinkhole located in #1 rough.

Dakota topdressing beginning application of sand on #1 fairway.

#1 Fairway complete with sand.

#1 fairway after sand has been dragged in and irrigated.  Similar to the tees, we will continue to drag to promote smoothness as the fairway recovers.
#10 tee tops continue to fill in nicely.  Some additional time required around the edge but mowing not far away.

South tee ready and awaiting July 1.