Now back to fun golf...as soon as the aerated greens heal :(
The other day when blogging about the aeration of the putting surfaces I failed to mention something which hadn't happened here in quite some time but unfortunately happened as we were ready to embark on our mission Monday morning. If you check the July archives of The Greenkeeper you will see on July 16th I posted "Fairway Aeration Cancelled, Goldilocks and Other Stuff!" If you scroll down to the "Other Stuff" section I talk about the frustrations this year with staff desertions/defections. At that time we had endured 5 desertions/defections this season and after that post things settled down quite nicely. The replacements we received fit in quite well and two months past with no issues... and no warnings. Unfortunately, I was met Monday morning with the announcement three guys went AWOL Sunday evening! The timing of their decision would not have been good at any time, but on the first day of putting green aeration I cannot repeat the words uttered that day. I must offer up a big kudos to those members of my staff that pressed on! We managed to make it work after two very long days!
Now back to drainage!
Golf Course Services, Inc. has wrapped up installing the additional fairway drainage on number 8 and have now started working on number 7. Here are some photos detailing the project thus far:
|Trenching Across Fairway|
|Pipe, Gravel and Sand|
|Gonzalo Checks The New Catch Basin|
|Compacting the Trench|
|Putting the Turf Back in Place|
Here is the first look of the work currently going on at number 7:
|Removing the Turf and Trenching|
|View From Other Side|
I will post more photos next week. Until then...
See you on the course,
Golf Course Superintendent