We started out the week laying bluegrass sod as fast as it could be delivered to the site. With the forecasted rain in the middle of week, the LUI crew had a lot of areas prepped for sod and they worked very hard to get it all covered up before the rain event. This is photo of the area around #6 green.
A photo of #17 bunkers before the sodding and then a photo of the area after the rain. You can imagine what the area would have looked like if the sod had not been installed.
We were able to get back into action on Thursday even though many areas were muddy. This week the main focus is to get all of the irrigation heads installed and to finish up the tee tops and getting a bluegrass sod ring around the bentgrass tees. At this time we will be finishing up the tees on #6 today and then on Sunday we will move over to #3 which is the last tee to be completed. If there is no rain on Monday morning these tees should be completed by noon on Monday.
Irrigation is tying up all loose ends across the project and then that crew will be staying on site to help install drainage pipe in some key areas.
The concrete crew moved in yesterday and we poured some small areas on #18 and #1 tees. They framed up all of the new cart path on #18 by the tees and that area will be poured today. We asked a concrete company to open for us on Sunday and they will be delivering concrete to us tomorrow. We will be installing the concrete from #6 green to #7 tees. Then a small area on #4 tees will also be completed. Getting the concrete in before the bad weather hits is a big part in getting this project completed. If there is no rain on Monday morning we will be installing concrete on the last part of #18 by the south range tees. Then all we will have left to install is #17 tees and #6 tees.
We were able to complete the bunkers on #7 fairway this week and Danny moved over to shape the bunkers on #4. I will be sending photos to the architect this morning for his approval on these bunkers and then we will move him to #3 bunkers and then finish on #2 fairway bunkers. After #4 there are only 5 bunkers left to build and finish.
We are nearing the end of the project for this year. Mother Nature will control what we get done and if we finish totally. We are very close and just need to good, dry days and it will be completed. If not it will not take long in the spring to finish the sodding aspect of the project. Check back with us next week to see how we fared.