Friday, July 1, 2016

G.R.P. Update 7/1/2016

This week Landscapes Unlimited continued their progress from last week.  The irrigation is being installed at the putting green area.  The short game area is complete, with the remainder of sod scheduled to be put down Saturday.  Core-out continues on the front, with 7 currently being worked on.  That only leaves 1, 8, 9 and 18 left to be cored out.  SubAir drainage and gravel blanket is complete 10-12, and is currently being installed on 13 and 14. Greens mix is starting to be delivered from Pioneer, with a growing pile located in the employee parking lot. Andy's Tree Service continued the tree trimming, completing most of the work on the front 9 and holes 10-12.  They will be back next week to continue on holes 13 forward.

Bartlett Tree Experts completed the tree fertilization to assist with the health of our mature trees on property, and has begun air spading the soil that has developed around the base of some of our trees. This process removes the excess soil located on top of the crown of the tree, which can cause premature decaying, increased disease pressure and even death.  By using a pneumatic air spade, it can remove this excess soil without causing harm to the crown or roots of the tree.

The Pinnacle Peak Agronomy team also made progress this week.  All fairways have been aerated three times, with over half of the fairways completed with their first topdressing.  With the amount of sand recovered from the old greens cavities, we have enough sand for multiple applications as the fairways grow and recover.  This process will be ongoing throughout the month of July. 1 tee and 3 tee are both complete, with sprigs currently being grown in.  Work continues on the sinkholes around the golf course, which will also be an ongoing project.

Hope everyone has a happy and safe July 4th weekend.

1 Tee complete and sprigged.

Irrigation being installed around the putting and chipping greens.

Greens mix beginning to arrive. Plenty more to come.

Short game area complete.  With years of sand build up removed from the face, the short game bunker looks great.

#1 fairway recovering nicely following a month of aggressive cultural practices.

SubAir and gravel being installed on 13 green.

Sinkhole being repaired on #14.

Gravel blanket beginning installation on #14.

Updated and improved drainage layout planned for #15.

Bartlett removing the soil on the crown of the tree.  Notice how high the soil was?

Side by side comparison of the recovery of 10 tee. The back edge needs some help, but the rest has grown in fantastically.