Friday, November 30, 2012

WVCC grounds staff replacing damaged sod on #18 green.

The repair work on the 18th green is nearly complete. By next weekend there should be 100% turf cover on the green, collar and rough. Since Hurricane " Sandy " the following work has occurred.

     -Removal of a 120 year old "Red Oak" weighing up to 80,000 lbs + or -.
     -Complete replacement of the pipe, sprinklers and wires for the green irrigation.
     -Rough sod replacement of 8,000 square feet of turf.
     -Green sod replacement of 750 square feet of turf.
     -Approach sod replacement of 1200 square feet of turf.
     -40+ man hours of small sod piece repairs to the green surface. 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Get prepared for the "MEAN 18" tournament on Saturday.

Saturday will be the annual playing of the "MEAN 18 " golf tournament.

Pin locations will be in the "might I say" challenging areas of the green.

It will take solid strategy and a deft touch to keep the ball near the hole.

Dress warm and have fun tommorrow.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Look who is trying to get in on the act!

General manager Kent Silhanek volunteers to help out with the irrigation installation......... Now, we all know that 5 seconds after the picture was taken that he was running into the men's lockerhouse to see Merv or John(lockerhouse attendant's). And you guessed it,to get his shoes cleaned!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Installing new irrigation around the 18th green.

With damage to the irrigation caused by Hurricane Sandy we felt it was wise to replace the entire 26 year old loop of pipe, wire and sprinklers around the 18th green. This work is completely done "in house" by Senior Asst. Jerry Stockmal and John Fleming.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Drainage work near completion on the 17th green. This green should be open for the weekend.

The crew from Golf Preservations in the final stages on the 17th green. Project manager "Joe" in the front left kneeling is demonstrating to his staff "the proper method" of sod placement.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sub -surface greens drainage is being installed on the 6th green today.

Staff from Golf Preservations trenching drainage channel on the 6th green in preparation for installing 2" drain pipe. The 6th green should be complete on Thursday. The 17th green will be the next and last green for drainage installation this year. 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Large crane needed to remove trunk of Red Oak behind the 18 green.

     If you ever wondered how much a trunk of a tree like this weighs, well today is your lucky day. After the logging truck in previous pictures was unable to lift this piece, a crane truck was called in to take care of this task. These crane trucks have scales on them to acurately weigh what they are lifting.
     Does this piece weigh a)500 lbs b)5,000 lbs c)15,000 lbs d)25,000 lbs or e) 40,000 lbs ? Reply with your guess and on Monday I will post the weight. 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012