Thursday, July 22, 2010

Day 13, 14 and 15 - Doak is Set!!!

(Tom Doak giving instruction to Eric Iverson on the 10th green)

For the last two days Mr. Doak has been on property reviewing the work of his shapers and fine tuning the green contours one last time. As of today, all of the green contours have been approved and have been released to the contractor for the building process. We all owe a great thank you to Eric Iverson, lead shaper for RGD, for all of his shaping expertise. I don't know that I have ever seen someone run a bulldozer as delicately and effeciently has Eric just did for the last two weeks.

We continue to make great progress. We now have 5 greens with the new mix installed and they will be moving to a 6th green (#12) this afternoon. The installation of drainage has moved to the 5th green and in total, we now have 8 greens completed. Irrigation is continuing at great pace as well with 4 green complexes complete and a 5th to be started in a matter of moments.

The application of glyphosate was made to the fairways on Monday and we are beginning to see the grass check out. In a matter of days the fairways will be completely dead and we will begin the process to prepping these areas for the new bentgrass seed. We are antcipating getting the fairways seeded some time around the 15th of August.