The crew has busy out aerifying on the golf course. Starting on September 22nd we aerified the greens. We had a great stretch of sunny weather and were able to finish all of the greens and fill in the core holes with sand in 2 days. Capitalizing on the great fall weather we moved right into finishing the tees on Wednesday and started our journey on the fairways over the following days. Generally 2 fairways are aerified in a day including busting of the cores and blowing off left over debris. We currently have 3,4,5,6,7,8 fairways to finish which should be accomplished next week. We have had good success and have seen very good recovery in all aerated areas as greens are playing fairly smooth and the core holes are shrinking daily. Limiting factors in aerifying late fall include amount of sunlight and fall rains that leave soils saturated.
On October 6th we will start construction on hole #17. The greens committee has prioritized the surrounds and greens complex as an area that needs improvement. Due to the loss of several green side Norway Spruce as well as a large corpse of White Pines the character and attractiveness of this golf hole was compromised. With the help of C.W. Golf Architecture, a plan was developed to improve this signature Par3 hole. Major improvements will include fairway extension up the left side of the green, a pot bunker on the left side to frame the golf hole, a small greens extension on the left side, smoothing out the ground and contours, cart path rerouting and relocating irrigation control boxes. The project is estimated to take 2 weeks to complete. The 17th hole will be removed from play for the remainder of the year.
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