On and off rain the past two weeks slowed some of the earth moving and grading, but was just what the doctor ordered for the new seedlings. Thankfully all of our greens are firmly established, and we are past the point where heavy rain will cause washouts and setbacks. So far all aspects of the project remain on or slightly ahead of schedule. A glimpse of the past few weeks can be found below.
Most greens have been mowed 6-7 times at this point at about 1/4" height of cut. The 15th green is pictured above receiving a fresh cut and the 7th green is below.
Most fairways have been mowed 2-3 times at this point and are filling in nicely. Four fairways are receiving some final grading and prep work before seeding later this week. The 8th fairway is pictured above and below.
All tees have been seeded at this point. Seeding of the 13th tee is pictured above.
Bentgrass germination on a fairway 5 days after seeding.
Fairway drainage repair and upgrades are pictured above and below. Most of this work is being performed by RCC staff.
All tees received a "ring" of bluegrass before seeding. Our contractor has installed 12 semi loads of sod to date.
Grading of the fairway expansion on the 5th hole is underway, and the new lake is complete!