Saturday, October 29, 2011

Superintendent’s Corner

Superintendent’s Corner
Autumn Blaze Maple #5
       Fall is a beautiful time of year in Michigan, with the changing of colors in the trees, and usually great weather to enjoy a round of golf.   Some of our trees have lost their leaves but there still are many trees going through there fall transition before they drop.  We have definitely have had more than our share of wetter days this fall, but the maintenance team has kept the golf course in good shape ready for your enjoyment.

Irrigation System
The Greens and Surrounds Irrigation install has been moving along well.  So far the contractors have been able to install the pipe, sprinklers and wiring on holes 1,2,3,4,5,6,15,18, and the putting green.  Many players have seen the installation first hand during their golf rounds, witnessing the amount of work involved in trenching, digging and installing new irrigation components around the greens.  The quality of work performed and the detail to restoration to the greens complexes has been first class.  Below are a couple of photos from the installation.

#1 Green during installation
#1 Green after restoration


New Satellite installed #1 Tee
The other component to the irrigation project was modernizing the control system. The addition of new satellites on the golf course (seen on the right), and updated central control, will allow us to properly manage the water requirements for the individual areas in our greens complexes, improving these areas.  Our goal is to have all of the new irrigation installed by the end of November. 
 Thank you,                                                                                    
 Greens Committee