BRP - 6/4/21
Progress over weeks 2
& 3 moved faster than expected. We began performing some of the demolition
work on the back 9 before closing. We appreciate the membership's patience and
understanding allowing us to keep moving even as the back 9 remained open.
We moved through
demolition on the front significantly faster than expected. We have now removed
all greens side bunker sand #1-18. All drainage is removed from all bunkers.
Demolition of the back 9 should be complete next week.
Our golf course
architect Andy Staples has been making several visits per week to ensure the
work is being performed per his design. Andy also helps to track progress and
budget on a weekly basis. So far there are 4 changes to the scope of work. The
sub air valves for greens #3, #5, and #6 will have to be moved and lowered to
accommodate the changes to the bunkers and elevation changes in the greenside mounding.
This work has been completed already.
Some additional land
surveying also had to be performed to effectively utilize the GPS system. The
GPS allows us to make sure bunkers are being placed properly, track quantities
of disruption and the size of bunkers. This hand-held system has a small
computer with the bunker renovation plans installed to make sure everything is
being put in the proper place.
Our bunker shaper, Derek
has arrived on property to start forming all the new and re-designed bunkers.
Many of the new bunkers will start to take shape on holes #4-7 this week and
Once the shaping takes
place the drainage and liner work will begin. We expect to begin installing
liner and drainage the week of 6/7.
Next week, the sod will
begin to be laid on several bunkers that are being eliminated on 4 & 7.
You may have noticed the
large piles of sand in the parking lot. We have begun receiving the new sand
for the bunkers. So far about 200 tons have arrived. 300 more tons will be
arriving next week. An additional 1000 tons of tons of sand will be needed to
complete the project. Most of the sand will be stored in the parking lot at the
club. Some of the sand is being stored in the G&G yard.
G&G continues the
in-house landscape project. We have completed #5 & #6. The tee area
retention of #5, left side of #5 along with the oleander & fairway, behind
the green and the left side of #6 along the cart path has all received
additional vegetation. Currently, we are working on the desert area of the #3
G&G is also working
on some of the oleanders that are encroaching over the cart paths. We will be
cutting back some areas significantly now to give them the next several months
to green up before re-opening the course.