Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Work at #2 Tee

Click photos to enlarge.....

We are installing the water service to the new tank at #2 tee. The red tees are temporarily closed and traffic is being detoured around the work. Please excuse the inconvenience!

BTW, we received 0.36" of rain last week. They are predicting the first frost of the season for tomorrow, Wed. 10/27 and more rainfall later in the week.........

Monday, October 18, 2010

First Rainfall of the Season

Nice to see some rain finally fall on the golf course. Although it wasn't much, 0.02", it did allow us to turn off the entire irrigation system for at least two nights!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Now On Twitter!

I've just set up a Twitter account. You can follow my posts about the course at http://www.twitter.com/SUGolfCourseSup

Friday, October 1, 2010

SVGTC Water Tank Progress

Construction of the water tank on hole #2 is substantially completed. Work that remains is connecting it to the water source (non-potable University Lake Water) and installing the electrical service for the pump station. The water service connection will impact Fremont Rd. and the red tees on #2 in the next two weeks. The timetable for the electrical connection is unknown, and dependent on PG&E. Our hope is that everything will be completed by mid-November.

This water tank is required to remove the Siebel Varsity Golf Training Complex (SVGTC) from the golf course's irrigation system. The course's irrigation system was never designed with enough capacity to handle an additional 30 acres of irrigated turfgrass. It is an extremely complicated juggling act to irrigate both properties in the current configuration. When it gets hot, daytime watering must be done which hampers golf players and is inefficient due to wind and evaporation. The tank will allow us to take water during the daytime hours from the Lake Water pipeline (at a low time of use.) We will then fill the tank during the day, and pump from it at night on a completely separate system from the golf course. Since the SVGTC is built on a six-inch sand cap soil material, this will allow us to irrigate lighter and more frequently, reducing the loss of water out of the bottom of the rootzone.

Below are some photos taken during construction of the tank (Click to Enlarge) :