Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The USGA on frost issues

Here is a pretty good animated message on frost from the USGA........

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The USGA on frost issues

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Bunker Face Reshaping #6

The old bunker before re-shaping

Ten buggies of sand were removed from the lip, exposing the original contours.

The new, nearly completed, bunker face.

New Old

We are re-shaping the faces of the bunkers with excessive sand buildups. This minor re-shaping is being done to extend the bunker's life. It will also keep the greens from becoming severely sloped on the edges, thereby losing good pin placements. In addition, aesthetics; playability; and ease of maintenance will be vastly improved. Bunkers at #7 green, #1 green, #5 green and #8 green will be done next. The bunkers at #19 will be the last to be done in this project.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Work Starting On Bunker Right of #6 Green

Here are the "before photos" of the bunker on #6.

This photo shows the preliminary digging used to find the old soil lines of bunker edges. This bunker was last re-built in 1994. In some places, we found sand accumulation reaching two feet above the old grades.

Peeling off the accumulated sand to reveal the original bunker contours.

Shaping of Range Bunker - Finishing Up

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Old Varsity bunker photo from 2006

Another photo from 2006

Sand buildup removal and bunker re-shaping 2011

Video of excavator pushing back bunker sand after re-shaping