While large amounts of water will still flow above ground through the arroyo and across 4 fairway, this will help direct the slower rain events away from playable areas, mainly 4 fairway, and minimize the damage we receive when these large rain events occur. It will also help cleanup, as we can now pump water through the pipes instead of across turf when repairing the damage. This should be a huge improvement to the area and help keep excessive sediment off of turf areas, which has been a reoccurring problem in the past.
Grow-in of the greens is coming along nicely. The practice area, which was seeded first, was mowed for the first time today. 10-16 and 3-7 are being rolled every other day to promote smoothness. These greens should also be ready for first cut within the next week or so. All greens are on a fertilizer program that will continue to encourage growth.
|Putting green filling in. First cut was yesterday.|
|13 green almost ready for first cut.|
|Newly shaped and sodded transition from 8 green to 9 tee.|
|Reshaped retention right of 4 fairway. Notice the 12" pipe leading under the fairway on 4.|
|New arroyo between 4 fairway and 7 tee.|
|Reshaping the large retention on 5 tee.|
|Reshaping and extension of large retention on 5 tee. The front of 5 fairway was slightly raised to help keep sediment and water off of turf in this area.|
|Looking back at 5 tee at the large retention.|
|Preparing for the cart path extension between the driving range house and 18 green. This should now ease congestion in this area, allowing for two carts to pass.|