Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Overseed 2016 Cont.

The ryegrass is up and beginning to fill in nicely.  We are currently getting our first mow on fairways, tees and approaches this week and will continue that process moving forward.  Greens are also being mowed daily and continue to show improvement.  Cooler night time temperatures should also help moving forward.  

Projects continue, with tree trimming progressing nicely. We are currently working through the back 9 and should be finished up within the next week or so.  Desert cleanup and trimming is also making progress, currently working through the front 9.  With a little over 5 weeks before we open, there will be a big push to get trees wrapped up, deserts finished, bunkers repaired along with a host of detail projects necessary to open.  All of this is in addition to the increased mowing that will be required now that overseed is up.  Needless to say, it is going to be a very busy month for the agronomy department in the lead up to a December 1 opening.

The putting and chipping green area is starting to come together.

Jorge getting a mow on 16 green.

Jose Tamayo getting the first pass on 2 fairway.

Overseed stand is looking good after the first mow on 18.

Guillermo getting the first pass on 1 tee.

Salvador getting a mow on 6 approach.

Juan taking a moment from chipping to pose for the camera.  The chipper we recently purchased has been an immense help getting through the tree trimming.

Jose Elias trimming trees on the left side of 13.

Tree trimming complete down the right side of 12.

Desert cleaning progressing down the left side of 4.