Saturday, August 8, 2015

Week 3 Recap

It was a very good week of work for Al and his Landscapes Unlimited team. When the weather is dry and you can work every day it is amazing how much can be done in a short span of time.

Golf Course Architect, Tim Liddy was on site early in the week and he worked with the team putting the final touches on #2 green cavity. This is very important because the sub grade will have the exact same contour as the green surface. You have to work very hard to get it done correctly in this phase of the construction because it cannot be changed later. Tim made several small tweaks and by Friday morning he signed off on the project and LUI will be able to start tiling out the cavity next week and installing the mix on the green. This particular green will have 6 places around the perimeter to allow water to shed off the surface. In the green cavity these look like low spots. All of these lows have now been tiled in case it rains, water will not collect in the cavity. Mr. Liddy will be back next week to put the finishing touches to the bunkers that will surround the new green.

The 36” tile line was installed through the dam face on Monday.

Ground water and run off water from upstream make it very difficult to dig. LUI has encountered ground water seeps or springs. All of these wet areas will have perforated drain tile installed to drain them and make the area playable.

A temporary ditch was dug on Friday afternoon to once again divert the water in another route. This will allow the team to install the 36” pipe next week all the way to our west side property line.

If you follow me on Twitter you may have noticed that I tweeted that the last of the muck was removed from the upper pond on #2 and good soil was installed back in that area. Once we close down this area will be graded to become an integral part of the hole.

I will leave you with a video that I took on Friday late morning. It was very windy so it is a little shaky but I think you will see the progress being made and some of the new bunkers are laid out for Tim Liddy to look at.