Monday, December 31, 2012
Thursday, December 27, 2012
About 3-4 weeks ago on a Saturday, a red Escalade pulling a trailer with a few rows of firewood and I believe a gray Audi left the grounds with firewood. I was out on the course and saw the vehicles leaving the property through the back gate. I've waited a few weeks to be contacted and have not heard from anyone regarding the firewood. I would like to bill the individual for the wood but do not know who was in the vehicles. Please contact me through email or call me so I can bill you for the wood.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012
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Joe WachterThe course had a couple of issues with the high winds from Thursday. An arm snapped off a silver maple that was near the left corner of #3 red tee. The tree on the left is next to 12 green. We also lost a smaller evergreen that was going to be removed this winter because it was thinning severely. We will be spending a lot of time picking up brush/twigs that fell as well over the next couple of weeks with the holidays and vacations tied together.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
|Leaves being blown away from the fence and the sweeper then cleans them up.|
|The clean fence row along #2.|
|900 cfm compressor hooked into the main line at the pumphouse.|
|Heads on #13 purging water from the irrigation lines.|
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Reminder, firewood is being sold to membership for self service p/u or delivery. Please alert me if you are picking up wood so I can charge your account. $50 for p/u load. Reduced charge for smaller loads. Delivery will be an upcharge based on distance.
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Friday, November 30, 2012
- Provide a consistent playing surface of Zoysia on the fairway, approach until reaching the collar/green.
- Bentgrass requires many more inputs of water, fertilizer, fungicide and insecticides. Also, it must be walk mowed which requires additional labor. It also must be hand watered during the summer to reduce stress.
- USGA agronomists in site visits to the course since I have been at Glen Echo has recommended that the bentgrass approaches be removed for the reasons listed above as well. Other clubs in the area have removed or have been in the process of removing the false fronts. My staff has informed me that the false fronts have been drastically reduced in size over the last 10 years or so.
|Sod being removed from the front of #1.|
|Zoysia being laid on the approach.|
|The finished product.|
|Sod being stripped away from the right of #2.|
|Big roll sod being laid on #2.|
|Near complete. We have about 2 rolls of sod to finish the job and some additional cool season turf along the edge of the area.|
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The project has come in at or near our budget. There were a few surprises along the way but most everything went as planned. The staff faced some pretty difficult circumstances with the rain we experienced in the first half of the project but some dry weather over the last half allowed us to get the project completed fairly close to schedule.
Plans for the next couple weeks include:
- Cleaning up out flow trenches and sodding as needed.
- Sod the bentgrass collar back in place along #17
- Hand watering the new sod to push root growth before winter sets in.
- Trimming sod edges along the bunker edge.
- Back filling settled trenches and seeding areas next to construction which were disrupted but did not require new sod.
- We will also be expanding the targets that Kye shaped before he left the project and will be seeding them with rye grass and covering them with straw. We intend to sprig the targets with bermuda grass in mid-spring so that they can be mowed tightly giving them a green surface appearance.
|Staff edging the practice bunker.|
|Forming an edge which will allow the new sod to tie into the existing area.|
|Removing the old sod along the new edge.|
|Sodding the new practice bunker.|
|The finished practice bunker!!|
Monday, November 19, 2012
At the end of the day today, I am relieved and very happy to announce that we have completed the bunkers on the golf course!!
The remaining sod was placed around #17. The soil was removed from the trenches of #1 and drainage was installed. Sand was hauled into the bunker and sod was placed around it. We plan to complete the practice bunker on Tuesday.
At this time, the following bunkers have been opened for play. Bunkers that are open for play have no ropes around them. As the sod continues to mature, we will open additional bunkers to play.
#3 left bunker #6 left bunker #13 left bunker
#4 left bunker All of #7 All of #16
#5 left approach bunker All of #9 All of #18.
|The staff removing the soil from the trenches on #1.|
|Sand being added to the bunker.|
|Sod being laid around the bunker.|
|The bunker completed.|
|A view from along the fairway of #1.|
Saturday, November 17, 2012
We will be cleaning out #1 bunker on Monday, install drainage, sand and sod which will complete the golf course portion of the project. We still have work to do on practice range and will take care of that as soon as possible. We will be spending the next couple of weeks checking and cleaning up our work areas, back back fill settled trenches, trimming sod, watering, mowing and other work to get the bunkers and course ready for winter.
|Randy moving sand in the left front bunker of #17.|
|Staff spreading sand in the left rear #17 bunker.|
|Finishing the sand in the left bunker of #17.|
|Placing drainage in the right side bunker of #17.|
|Sodding the right side bunker of #17.|
|Right side bunker #17 nearly complete. Some sod work around the green and the front edge of the bunker and outflow trench back fill.|
|The left bunkers on #17 complete except for some drain outflow work and collar sodding next to the green.|
|Nearly complete, #17.|
Friday, November 16, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
|Skip and Tom extending the front left sprinkler heads on #17.|
|Drainage install on the left rear bunker of #17.|
|The staff cleaning up soil along the edge of bunkers of #17.|
|Sodding of the bunkers on #17.|
|Additional sodding of left side bunkers of #17.|
|End of the day sodding for #17. The fairway side of the bunkers will be sodded once the sand is dumped into the bunkers.|
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
|Sodding the back right of #5.|
|Staff adding a surface drain behind #5 as well as digging the dirt out of the trench so pipe can be laid.|
|Staff back filling the outflow pipe of #5 which had settled from the weekend rain.|
|Staff back filling the pipe behind #5 green.|
|Front bunker of #17 getting drainage placed in it today.|
Monday, November 12, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The staff completed both left bunkers on #4 on Friday and we trenched the remaining four bunkers left on the course, 3 on #17 and the last one on #1. The staff cleaned out most of the soil from the bunkers on #17 in preparation for placing drainage in them early next week and the potential rain coming Sunday/Monday.
I hope we can finish the bunkers on #17 this coming week and all we will have left is #1 and the practice for Thanksgiving week.
|#4 Bunkers COMPLETED!!|
|A longer view of the right side completed bunkers of #4.|
|Trenching and soil cleaned up on #17 front left bunker.|
|#17 left side rear bunker trenches.|
|Skip removing soil from trenched #17.|
|#17 right side trench line.|
|When Kye was shaping the right side bunker on #17, he came very close to the pipe and wiring that supplies the water for the green. Skip hand dug a line and is burying the wiring back in place.|
|Skip using the mini-excavator to trench a short line out the right bunker of #17. I used this machine over the last couple of days because of the wet conditions of #4.|
|#1 bunker is similar to the bunker on the right of #17.|