Well my June 10th deadline for completion of the SGA tee project has come and gone. We could of laid sod today if I pushed harder but with the hot and humid weather I thought it would be best to wait till Monday to sod the tee and its surrounds.
With my staff’s batteries recharged from the longer than normal hours we worked this week in preparation of both Women’s and Men’s member Guest events, I expect to have the entire area covered with sod before we go home on Monday.
I have to ask everyone for their patience’s over the next 3 weeks to refrain from using the tee as it will take this long as a minimum, for the sod to root itself to withstand hitting off it.
Thank you for your continued patience’s while we wrap up this winter project.
The earth moving you see while coming down the driveway will result in a larger, level grass tee along with a strip of synthetic turf for your practicing needs. We are also extending the irrigation system to cover the new tee and will have the capability of expanding watering coverage throughout the entire area, but for right now, we’re just focusing on the tee.
The synthetic turf will give us the ability to keep the area open while closing the grass tee for maintenance and recovery. We’ll also shut down the grass tee in the off season to protect and preserve the turf. this will greatly enhance the conditions of the grass tee in the beginning of the season.
This “winter” project begin on March 17 with irrigation installation.
Easy digging here across the center of the range. As we got closer to the tee, the soil became more rocky and right next to the tee we discovered what appears to be an old dump site for the Club. All sorts of relics were unearthed while trenching and grading for the tee expansion.
The worst was yet to come when we approached the backside of the synthetic tee. I suspected some slow trenching being right next to the driveway, but never expected to hit rock the entire 160′! We couldn’t move 6″ before we would have to stop trenching and physically remove a large rock!
With a lot of patience’s, some perseverance, and spare Ditch Witch parts we succeeded in completing the irrigation system last week.
When not working on the irrigation installation, we were able to complete the level base for the synthetic turf and carve out the base for the tee expansion.
This past Saturday we were able to install the grass strip which will allow us to finish enlarging the grass tee. This is now open for usage when were not working on the grass tee.
The anticipated completion date of the grass tee is June 10. Wish us luck!!