Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The last evidence that the practice green was at this location for the last 105 years.

The remnants of the chipping green during the bulk earth moving stage. The practice green was in this location for the last 105 years. This work will allow a larger chipping fairway with multiple angles of attack.

The soil from the old practice green is being moved to create the pad for the new green.

Beginning of the end for the present chipping green.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

View again from the 6th fairway. Stockpiling topsoil today.

View of the short game area from the 6th fairway. Pre-construction.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Short Game Area construction starting up today.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Jerry Stockmal, John Fleming and Julio Cesar Garcia install new irrigation for the tees at 17.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tom Watson teeing off at #1.

Past Open, Masters and U.S. Open Winner Tom Watson on the 1st tee at Whitemarsh.

Friday, June 14, 2013

The best time to work on irrigation is when it rains.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Short Game Area construction to start soon!

     As part of the Golf Course Improvement Master Plan, the Short Game Area (SGA) construction is slated to begin on Monday, June 24th. This date is earlier than the originally stated July 22nd start date to allow the SGA to be open sooner for member use during the busy months of September and October. Please remember that during the construction and grow-in phase of the SGA, the practice tee will remain open throughout.

      Some preliminary preparatory work on the SGA will begin prior to the June 24th start date. This will include spraying the proposed SGA with a non-selective herbicide to remove existing ground cover and also removing the existing irrigation system in the area to hasten the earth moving sequence.

     The construction phase of this project will take 4 weeks with a brief hiatus during the Men's Member Guest tournament week while the grow-in phase will be an additional 3 weeks, so the projected re-opening of the SGA will be approximately mid-August.

     This work will greatly improve our present SGA and will allow for more efficient and enjoyable time at the practice facility.

Pair of eagles on practice tee having a morning snack.

Jerry Stockmal took this video of the pair of eagles. They were down in our practice tee enjoying the morning sun and a snack. Their nest is about 250 yards away in a pine tree.

Video of Eagle snacking at the practice tee.

For some reason, video does not come out as clear went sent fromm an I phone to the blog.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Doug Miller and Jose Barajas flush flood silt off the 14th green. Yesterday's flooding caused some silt deposits on some of our greens.

Saturday morning pictures of the 3rd and 15th holes after last nights flooding. 4.3" inches of rain fell from early Friday morning to late Friday night.

Friday, June 7, 2013