Saturday, August 13, 2016

G.R.P. Update 8/13/2016

It's been a busy and productive week here at Pinnacle Peak Country Club.  We've officially got seed on the ground and water running.  Putting and chipping green, 10-14 and 3 have been seeded and currently being irrigated.  Drainage outfall work continues, with 9 and 18 remaining.  15, 16, 2, 4, 5 and 7 are filled with greens mix and are scheduled to have sod installed and seeded at the end of next week.  

The agronomy department spent much of the week cleaning up the monsoon storm from last week, as well as mowing the ever-growing bermudagrass.  Weak area on holes 10-14 and 3 were sodded ahead of the greens seeding, as well as a large swath in number 7 approach, where a new and improved drainage line will be installed next week. 

Architect Rick Phelps and Landscapes Unlimited Superintendent Darin Brown survey final grade work on hole 11.

Sod being installed around 11 green.

12 green after sod installation.

Second round of pre-plant fertilization being applied to the chipping green.

Francisco dropping the bentgrass seed on 10 green.

Using the tire tread from a sandpro, dimpling the surface after seed has been spread.  Once complete, it's time to turn the water on.

Profile view of the sand applied this summer to 18 fairway.  1"+ in most fairways.

Javier and Juan installing a fence around the putting and chipping greens.

The purpose of the fence is to eliminate unnecessary and damaging footprints and tracks during this sensitive first grow-in stage.

High heels count as well! Please be respectful of the greens surfaces during this sensitive grow-in period.