17th Hole Improvements

As part of the Club’s Capital Improvement Plan for 2018, our team renovated the bunkers on the penultimate hole of the golf course. 

We began this project on October 30th and was besieged by all types of weather. Even a bout of snow did not deter our team!

The architect’s plan, seen below, involved expanding the left hand fairway bunker “F,” while removing the first bunker “E” on the right side of the fairway. With the bunker removed, our staff leveled a section of the fairway to incorporate a flat deck teeing ground.

Although not part of the original Cap Ex request, our team was able to create the second fairway bunker depicted above as letter “G” due to savings we experienced on other projects we accomplished earlier in the year. 

The day before Thanksgiving, our team installed the drainage system for the left hand bunker, seen above.

In the picture above is Matt Medina, contemplating the orange line for the bunker edge. 

If you click on the picture above, you will be able to zoom in and see the bunkers from the perspective of the back tees. While constructing the newly positioned bunker on the right, it was important to have sand “flashed” from all the teeing grounds to identify the hazard.  

#14 Hole Improvements

Earlier this spring, our staff constructed a forward tee on the fourteenth hole, per the Golf Course Master Plan provided by Andrew Green, illustrated in the picture below and labeled as “D.” We returned again this fall to add a flat deck tee, labeled above as “E.”Our intern, Matt Gillespie, was given the reigns on this task and did an outstanding job!This improvement was accomplished in a matter of days, from start to finish, that included removing and storing the existing turf; hauling and leveling the soil sub-grade; and setting the turf back in place. This new teeing ground will bring enjoyment to all level of golfers and this task was accomplished with our team members!

 

 

Winter Work: Practice Tee

With warmer weather forecasted for the weekend, our staff cleaned the snow off the Practice Tee to eliminate an ice layer that had formed under the snow.

Practice Tee February 20 2014 d

Above is Gaudencio Rodriquez operating a snow blower.  What was left after this process is represented in the picture below. 

Practice Tee February 20 2014 c

Just to the right of the shovel we can make a some turf, covered by a slushy medium of ice and snow.  This area just above the turf was ice as thick as 3 inches.  Below is the Practice Tee as it looks today.  The higher temps over the weekend help eliminate any remaining snow.

Practice Tee February 20 2014 e