Course Conditions

Rakes

When entering bunkers always enter low side of bunkers. John Sanford our course architect designed the bunkers with a bullnose on edge making high points steep. The sod is less than 9 months old and some slopes may not be rooted 100%. This will avoid any trip/fall situations.

Rakes should also be left ½ in ½ out for ease of retrieving.

Our goal for summer 2018 is to renovate fairway bunkers for reduced maintenance and sand/drainage upgrades.

See you on course!

Shane Wright, CGCS

Projects

11 & 15 projects

Today we started on 15 fairway pot bunker. The bunker was eroded and infested with roots. Overtime from wind, rain and golf activity a bunker looses its shape. We are getting the Sod from 11 gold tee area that will be raised and coquina cart path added.

Knocking 2 birds out with one stone…11 Tee improvement with 15 bunker improvement!!! Win Win!

11 Tee rough to be raised and coquina added

Course Conditions, Projects

Bunker edge compacting

We rented a plate compactor the last 2 weeks to tamp the bunker edges of all greenside bunkers. We added new sand after Hurricane Irma. The sand is called G-The angularity and larger particle size of G/Angle not only increases playability, but also significantly reduces bunker maintenance costs.G/Angle bunker sand will: • PROVIDE GREATER WIND RESISTANCE TO DECREASE PRODUCT LOSS • STAY IN PLACE BETTER ON STEEP BUNKER FACES DUE TO INTERLOCKING PARTICLES • PROVIDE EXCELLENT DRAINAGE • REDUCE THE FREQUENCY AND SEVERITY OF WASH-OUTS • DECREASE LABOR EFFORTS NEEDED TO COMPACT / FIRM-UP BUNKERS

Course Conditions, Disease, Projects

Still Battling

The weather is still a concern this week as it has rained 5 of the last 7 days. The cloud cover and persistent rain showers have increased disease pressure.  Please continue to exit cart paths at white line at end of fairway.  Driving carts around greens will thin turf and lies will deteriorate.  This week we will continue to refresh green side bunkers with new sand.  We are on back 9 today and hopefully weather dependent will finish them this week.  We would then refresh fairway bunkers starting next week.

 

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8 Black Tee cart path expansion
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Miguel measuring bunker depths and adding sand to green side bunkers
Course Conditions, Projects

Hole 7

We finished 2 right greenside bunker this week.  We will start on 3 greenside bunkers next Tuesday.  


The crew turned their attention to hole 7 coquina area.  The oleanders were removed from Irma.  The guys are leveling and reshaping this area.  We will Sod a section of 7 cart path and coquina will go down in palm area.