Monday, August 23, 2010

Day 38-40 - More Finish Work

We continue to press toward a seeding date this week. On Friday of last week, we sodded the 11th, 6th, 14th, and 8th green complexes. This only leaves the 7th, 9th, 10th and 17th to get ready before seed can go in the ground. Regardless, we expect to now start the seeding process on Thursday of this week and will wait a day or two for the final 4 greens if necessary. I still believe these greens will be prepped, sodded and ready to go by Friday of this week. It look like we have terrific weather heading into our seeding date.

The tees continue to move along at an exceptional pace. By the end of today, the only tees that will be left to shape should be on hole number 12. They will be doing the shaping work on #'s 1, 7 and 10 today and the drainage on number 8 and 6. I expect to start laying sod around some of these tees by the middle part of next week.

The locations of the new bunkers on hole #3 and 18 were defined over the weekend. Brian Slawnik of RGD worked on these designs all day Friday and Saturday - until the rains came - to get this work done. This was an important step as now all the fairway lines can be hard painted and identified as we head into seeding the fairways late this week or early next week.

Lots to do this week before the seed goes in the ground so I gotta run. I can't wait to see green tinge just 14 days from now!!