Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The bird you see flying is an American Eagle that has a nest in a tree right of the 6th hole at Whitemarsh. This is the nearest we could get to this majestic eagle. In the 25 years I have been at the club this is a first. This is still a great picture with all the shadows . Photo credit to Asst. Supt Jim Dennisson
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Before the wet weekend we were able to install sand in two of the three bunkers at the 11th green. As of today we have not smoothed or tamped the sand, but it was still playable.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
This is what a finished bunker looks like right before sand installation. Drainage trenches are dug out 12" deep and a 4" pipe with holes in it are placed then backfilled with rice gravel. Outside the bunker solid pipe is run to a location for the drain water to exit. The white material you see on the banks is a special fabric that is stapled down to the soil. This will prevent washouts and soil from mixing with the sand. Bunkers can last from 15 to 50 years before they need to be rebuilt again depending on the style and location.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Had to put this one up! Installing sand during a snow storm on Friday.White sand is still not as white as snow.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
It was all hands on deck this week as we tried to sod around the bunkers at #12 green and install sand before Wednesdays storm. Hopefully the snow fall amounts will be small so we may get out on the golf course again by the weekend.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The old bunkers have been demolished and the new ones are roughed out at this point of time. At the green complex we have reduced the number of bunkers from 4 to 3. Work will also be done to level the front of the green for addition pin placements.