Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Day 19 and 20 - The Final Third

As I write this post this morning, we have moved to the final third of the greens that need drainage and gravel installed. With only 1, 6-8, 14 and 17 remaining, we are in the final stages of installing the drain tile and gravel layer. By weeks end, we anticipate only having 2 greens remaining to install drainage on next week. This pace means that we will be shutting down the practice putting green on Monday August 2nd in order for the construction process to begin there.

The installation of the new rootzone mix will be rapid today! With four greens (#'s 9, 10, 11 and 13) ready for mix to installed, the contractor envisions a large effort today to get most, if not all, of those greens completed. Should they be successful in that attempt there will be 12 greens with mix installed. It appears that by some time mid to late next week all 18 greens on the course should be drained and have mix installed. At that point, we will be just waiting for the irrigation to be installed and the finish work to be done before sodding of the surrounds and seeding of the greens, approaches and fairways can begin.

The irrigation component of the project has moved to the 7th complex of the project. Completed to date are the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 15th, 16th and 18th complexes. The work continues this morning on green #5 and should move to green #12 sometime late in the day today. This means by the end of the week one-half of the greens will be completed from the irrigation stand point.

Please know that we will be holding another Member-Info session this evening at 5:30pm. At this meeting, I will outline the lengths of quality control procedures that we are engaged in to ensure this project is done right and that your investment in your club is protected.