Tuesday, August 31, 2021

BRP - 8/31

 BRP 8-31-21

Substantial construction has been completed. We finished sodding our last hole, #16, on 8/27. We now move to a grow-in, fix, and clean-up stage. We have 4 weeks to grow the sod in and get it ready for overseeding. Landscapes Unlimited is not finished yet. They will go back to prior areas and correct small items that need attention. In addition, LU will be going through all the bunkers and checking depths, and spreading the sand out. LU will continue punch list items and cleaning up their areas from construction over the next several weeks.

G&G department continues to landscape the deserts. #14, #13, and part of #12 tee desert is now vegetated. In the next month, we hope to finish 12, 11, and 10 tee deserts.

G&G department continues to trim the small trees in-house. Holes 17,2,3-7 remain. We hope to finish in the next 2-3 weeks.

Contract tree trimming of the large trees began the week of 8/23. The driving range, 1-13, and 18 have been completed. 14-17 will be completed the week of 9/7. The oleanders will start to be trimmed the week of 9/7 and hopefully finished by 9/17. All the concrete in the staging area will be removed and replaced starting the week of 9/7 and will hopefully be complete on 9/17. In addition, multiple broken or heaved panels will be replaced throughout the golf course.

G&G department will begin to prep and replace the outer half of the collars on all greens the week of 9/15. This practice is being performed to reset the Bermuda encroachment into the bentgrass. Replacing the collars will be an ongoing process every couple of years to keep the Bermuda grass out of the putting surfaces. The collars are a buffer to protect the putting surface.

#1 trees being trimmed

#6 trees being trimmed view from the tee

#2 Complete

#7 Complete

#8 trees trimmed

#12 Complete

#13 tee with new vegetation

#13 greenside bunkers being sodded

#13 new bunker right greenside being bunker

#13 complete by the green

#13 complete

#14 new left fairway bunker ready for sod

#14 fairway bunker being sodded

#14 second left fairway bunker being sodded

#14 Complete

#15 view from the cart path, back bunker removed

#15 shaped and ready for drainage

#15 complete

#16 Tee with new vegetation

#16 being rough shaped

#16 being rough shaped

#16 being rough shaped

#16 fairway bunker ready for drainage install

#16 drainage being installed

#16 greenside drainage installed

#16 capillary concrete being installed

#16 green backside with removed bunker and prepped for sod

#16 - FINAL SOD being laid on the bunkers
#16 Complete

Landscapes Unlimited and PPCC Staff having a joint thank you lunch. 

Friday, August 13, 2021

BRP 8/13/21

Well things were moving well, then it rained another 1.5 inches. We have made up the lost time from the monsoon storms in late July and are back on schedule. The rain event, 8/11, has delayed us a little bit this week again. We don’t anticipate much of a disruption and are anticipating meeting the project significate completion date of Sept 3rd.

The week of 8/2 we completed holes 8,9,18, and 10. The week of 8/9 we completed #11 and most of #12. Due to the rain on 8/11, we were not able to meet our goal of finishing 12 & 13. We do anticipate finishing 12,13,14 the week of 8/16 and finishing 15 & 16 the week of 8/23. This will still meet our goal of significant completion by Sept 3rd.

Currently, we are meeting schedule and budget. There have been no major surprises or change orders to date, nor are there any critical items pending that we foresee derailing the project at this point. Granted the weather cooperates over the next several weeks. Little ways to go yet, but things are looking great.

G&G has finished our summer cultural practices of dethatching and verticutting. Much of our focus will now shift to cleaning, healing, and growing in all the new areas around the bunkers in preparation for overseed. We will spend a lot of time topdressing and mending the new sod to the existing sod.

G&G continue to landscape and vegetate the open desert areas. We have now completed the 15th and 16th tee and are also preparing the 14th and 13th tee for plants. Like many things these days, plants have been harder to get from our vendors.  To be safe, we have shifted primary focus to the tee areas in case we are unable to secure enough plant materials for all the areas surrounding the golf course. Tthe recent storms have impacted our in-house projects, particularly the desert vegetation plan. G&G has also resumed our in-house tree trimming. Our larger contract tree trimming has been pushed back due to the recent storms and a backlog for the tree service. We anticipate the remainder of the large tree trimming to be completed in September.

#1 Finished

#9 Finished Through Sod

Pouring Capilary Concrete #10 Righ Greenside Bunker

#10 Prepped Ready For Sod

Sodding #10

Sodding #10

#11 Shapeed

#11 Pouring Capilary Concrete

#11 Black, Blue, and White Tee Combined And Tied To Back Of #10 Greens

#11 Being Sodded

#11 Tee Sodded

#10 to #11 Turf Expanded. 

#12 Ready For Sod

#12 Front of Green Being Sodded

#12 New Right Fairway Bunker Sodded

#14 Fairway Bunker Close to the Green, Irrigatioin Pipe Was Under The Bunker

Landscape Install #15 Tee

#15 Landscape Finished

#16 Tee Landscaped Finished

#18 Green Mound Sodded

Practice Bunker Ready for Capilary Concrete and Sod

Practice Bunker Finished And Being Fertilized.