Well by now I think most of you who are following this blog know that the current priority for the project is the installation of the drain tile. We continue to move at a swift pace and are making tremendous progress. By the end of work tomorrow, we should only have the 1st and 17th greens to complete next week and all but the 7th, 14th, 6th, 17th and 1st greens will have the mix installed. Completing the installation of the drain tile and mix should be wrapped up Wednesday or Thursday of next week.
The irrigation component of the project has reached the half way point today and we anticipate completing 6 more greens next weeks. That would bring the total to 15 greens by the end of next week and leave only 3 greens to complete the week of August 9th.
What all this really means is that by the later stages of next week, we should be starting to do the "finish" work around the greens and may even begin to install the Bluegrass rough sod around the perimeters. This would mark the true beginning of putting the pieces of the puzzle back together.
One other item of note...Next week we intend to go into the 2nd green complex and finish everything, including the bunkers. From there we will complete the 3rd and 18th tees. With the work completed on 2nd green complex, 3rd tee, and 18th tee we can remove the existing haul road and begin the final shaping efforts on the new 17th hole.