It's been a busy first week of the project here at Pinnacle Peak Country Club. The practice facility is in full swing, with core out of the old greens just about complete and shaping of the new green cavity beginning. Core out on #10 is progressing, with sod stripping and removal working on #11 through #15. The chipping green area has been stripped of sod and shaping work should begin early next week.
As for the Agronomy Department, things have been just as busy. De-thatching and aerification has been completed on all of the green surrounds and approaches, as well as a heavy sand topdressing applied to all approaches, which should grow in nicely over the next couple weeks. Our version of "fraze" mowing has been completed on tee tops on #1, #10, #11 and #12, with a layer of new sand floated out and smoothed. The Bermuda should begin regenerating and filling in the tee tops within the next few weeks. De-thatching and aerification of the rough and fairways has begun, and will continue for the next couple of weeks. Cleanup is extensive but the process is critical for a healthy Bermuda base.
|Rough shaping of the new putting green|
|Core out of #10 green|
|Stockpile of sand taken from practice facility. This will be used later in the summer to topdress fairways|
|Verti-cut unit on #1 rough|
|#1 fairway after de-thatching, aerification and cleanup|
|Removing the top layer of turf and thatch on tee tops|
|#10 tee once complete of turf removal, aerification and the addition of sand|