During the grow in process, we will be keeping the tee very wet to reduce stress to the turf and to assist in rooting. Once roots begin to form, we will reduce the amount of water but will still keep it fairly moist. Once it is firm enough to mow, we will do some mowing at a higher height than its normal playing height to keep the crown of the plant from raising to high. We also want to keep it slightly higher than normal to assist in rooting and growing it in. We will also be lightly sanding the tee to assist in smoothing the surface, placing some protection over the crowns and helping the seems close. We are also evaluating barrier netting on both the metro link side and an area on the right to reduce balls from entering the the maintenance compound.
We ask that you please keep off the tee and discourage anyone from practicing from the tee until it has been opened for play next season.
We will attempt to open the tee in mid-spring if conditions allow.
We are very appreciative of our member donors who contributed to this project.
|The guys are close to finishing the zoysia. Look over to the right corner and you see 10 roles of fescue. I burst their bubble when I told them we had to lay at least 6 of those before we left.|
|The fescue trim on the left. You can also see in the background the area below the netting which still must be sodded. We will finish this area once the heat wave stops in the next week or two.|
|The tennis court roller we used to help press the soil on the sod in better contact with the tee surface.|
|This is the metro link side that will be sodded as well. We are not going way down the ditch but along the main soil area to reduce erosion.|
|Watering after the work on Wednesday. We will also be hand watering as well to concentrate the water where needed.|
|The finished product. Looks pretty sharp!|