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May 9 update

18 rock wall is starting to pick up steam as the bottom course is now almost complete.

I would anticipate the rock wall to be finished by next Wednesday and soil and grading finish in another week.

The staff finished 2 fairway bunker and has started on 4 Fwy bunker as of today. Sod is expected this Tuesday.

Monday was our first closing and we solid tined aerify the greens followed by 2 vertical mowings and topdressing. Greens are putting in the slow side because of these practices and will improve as the week progresses.

4 Fwy bunker nose removal Vertical mowing “verticutting”Verticutting lines2 Fwy bunker awaiting Sod 2 Fwy drainage

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2 inches of Rain 

Course is closed again.  We have received 10 inches of rain since the weekend. The below picture show tropical waves heading our way in the next few weeks.  

A Flood Watch is now in effect for the Treasure Coast through Thursday night. Windy conditions will continue through our area into tomorrow. These winds will produce hazardous beach and boating conditions. Our rain chances are high with rainfall amounts of up to 2-4 inches possible through Thursday night.

Impacts expected:

    High surf with hazardous beach conditions.

    Minor coastal flooding is expected through Friday.

    Heavy rainfall during the next 48 hours.

    The tropics remain active and everyone should remain vigilant through the end of hurricane season, which is November 30.

    The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a new tropical depression (TD 16) located over the southwestern Caribbean Sea (90L) that should be nearing the coast of Nicaragua early Thursday.

    The depression is expected to become a tropical storm later today or tonight.

    The next name on the Atlantic hurricane list is Nate.

    As this system moves into the Gulf of Mexico there is a possibility for landfall anywhere between New Orleans, LA and Tampa, FL as either a tropical storm or possibly a hurricane.

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Home Stretch…

Staff did a great job getting course ready for season this week. #4 greenside bunkers were finished and sodded.  Greens were deep tined aerified to a depth of 10.5 inches.   This will help relieve compaction and layering in greens profile.  

We also started on waste area on hole 7.  The oleanders were removed during hurricane cleanup and I’ve ordered 13 sabal palms to shield the left side refuse area.  Next week we will renovate #2 greenside bunkers and aerify tees.