Friday, July 30, 2021

7/30/21 – BRP

Well……… it has been a challenging past 2 weeks. We received 4” rain in 72 hours 7/22-7/25. This set us back a few days. We’ve been able to get back on track a little this week. Landscapes Unlimited is committed to still making the significant completion date Sept 3rd. They have added several more employees and will bring more in if necessary to make the completion date yet.  We completed hole #1 on 7/27 and have completed portions of #8 and #18 as of today. We hope to finish 8,9, and 18 by the end of next week. Which will give us 11 complete holes through sod. That will give us 7 holes to complete in 4 weeks which should be attainable, weather permitting. #10, and #11, and #12 are currently being shaped. On a bright note...not a single new complete bunker washed out during the storms. This was a major test for the new bunkers and the drainage and they performed very well.

G&G completed all aerification of fairways, roughs, approaches, and tees the week of 7/19 just in time for the rain. We spent another few days cleaning the golf course up again this week. We have begun dethatching the tees, approaches, and fairways this week. Due to storm clean up we were not able to finish, but hope to finish next week. G&G continues to top-dress the sod around the new bunkers in order to mend the new sod to the existing turf. We’ve used about 500 tons of sand so far to top-dress sod. G&G will continue the desert vegetation next week. We are currently working on the #16th tee. The storms have definitely put a large dent into our in-house projects. The desert area on #5 tee is still drying out and we will fix up the area once we can get equipment in. Once again, the drainage retention work that was completed in 2016 on #4,5,7 worked perfectly as containing the damage of 4” of rain coming off Pinnacle Peak Road. 

Aerifying Fairways

Aerifying Fairways

Dethatching - Verticutting Fairways

Topdressing Fairways #2 

Landscaping #16 Tee - Drip Irrigation and Holes Dug, Ready for Plants

Wash/Retention between #4 & #7 - Very Full After A 2" Downpour

Front Greenside #6 Immedietely After A 2" Down Pour, Standing Water In The Approach But No Wash Out or Standing Water In The New Bunker

Water Pouring In From Pinnacle Peak Rd.

#5 Tee Retention Holding Water

#18 Rough Shaped Areas Holding Water Because No Drainage Is Installed Yet.

Installing Exit Drainage #1 Front Bunker

Installing Capillary Concrete #1 - 2nd Right Fairway Bunker

Rough Shaping Practice Bunkers

Practice Bunker Shaped

Practice Bunker Ready for Drainage & Sod

Front Right Bunker #8 - Added Back In By Andy Staples

Front Right #8 Completed.

Left Green side Bunker Interior Drainage Being Installed

Left Greenside #8 Being Sodded

#9 View From The Tee With New Shaped Bunkers

Left Bunkers #10 Being Shaped

#10 Left Bunkers Shaped & Irrigation Being Re-Installed on the Right

#10 Right Greenside Moved Back and Expanded Approached Right  Of Greens & Irrigation Being Re-Installed

#11 Tee Expanded and Tied Into The Back of #10 Greens. #11 Green, White, Blue, and Black Tee Will All Be Combined To Create Multiple Yardage Options.