Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Blue Stakes = Irrigation Valve Markings

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We've started marking our irrigation valves in the native grass areas with blue plastic stakes. We formerly used small irrigation flags but had trouble with the plastic flags detaching. It is important that we mark the valves in the high grass so we can find them when needed. Oftentimes the valves get covered over by gopher mounds or become obscured by the long grass. The blue stakes just signify where there is an irrigation component.

If you happen to need to remove a blue stake to play a golf shot, please replace it. Thanks!!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Path Replacement at #10 Tee

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The asphalt path from the lower clubhouse parking lot to #10 tee is being replaced this week. The old path had deteriorated and was crumbling following the water line installation/construction over the winter. The new path has 6" of compacted base material and redwood headers. This should be a good path for many years to come.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

High Grass!

The early and abundant rainfall this year has resulted in some extreme growth in our naturalized areas. This photo was shot right of #6. We've worked really hard trying to keep the naturalized areas weed free. Hopefully this will pay dividends in the upcoming years as the soil gets slowly depleted of weed seeds.

Pirate, one of the luckiest dogs anywhere.

Rainbow from Last Weekend

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One of the best parts of my job is getting to see the golf course in many different lights. This is a picture from last weekend, shot from #3 tee.

New Benches #8 Tee, #10 Tee

We've put some new benches out on the course at #8 and #10 tees. They are constructed with recycled plastic so should last longer, be easier to clean, and not require painting every year.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New Trees Planted on #2

Seven new coast live oaks (Quercus agrifolia) were planted last week on #2 near the new water tank. They should grow fairly rapidly to help screen off the SVGTC water tank and pump station.