August 2, 2013

With the abnormal wet season, our staff has had to groom the loose red stone paths numerous times throughout the season.  During July, we installed a test patch of a method of permanent paths call chip seal.  In this process (pictured here), an adhesive is applied through a truck mounted boom sprayer.

 The test patch was roughly 100 foot in length on the 11th hole where we sustain a significant amount of erosion.

Pictured here is the contractor applying a thin layer of stone.

The overall process is taking a large vibratory roller to compact the area, then one application of tar, followed by one layer of stone.  The taring and stone is repeated, to have a 2-layer base.  Once this is done, the paths are immediately ready for use by golf carts and maintenance vehicles.