|12 Hole the end of March|
|11 the end of April|
The other big news from March was the addition of a new Superintendent. Jim Bolinger arrived late march from Old Quarry Golf Course in Curacao. Jim brings with him 35 years experience working for the Dye family and has completed 9 successful renovations. Jim is an amazing superintendent and wonderful boss, I couldn't ask for anyone else to learn under.
May brought back the construction team and the start of completing the last 4 holes. While they were busy doing grade work and moving the last of the soil into place the maintenance team was busy with mowing and touch up seeding before summer stress. We also spent a lot of our time training new staff members. Most of the golf staff moved on to other jobs during the renovation meaning we were hiring a completely green crew in the spring. As challenging as that may have been, we have built a great staff and I'm excited to take them into next year.
|Bunkers going in|
|7 Tees Post Seeding|
|Hole 2 the end of August, Green Drained and Fairway seeded|
As you can guess September and October were more of the same. So where are we now? All the greens have been seeded and are growing nicely, 2 fairway is nearly filled in, 18, 1 and 5 fairways are quickly filling and the rough is nearly ready to mow. The only major area left to seed is 2 and 5 tees, which were both delayed due to the steady rain we've been getting nearly every week the past 2 months. The photos below will show how far we've come this year.
|16 Fairway (check out my last post to see just how much it progressed)|
|Flag and Logo|
|18 green and the First Hole|
|Baby Greens Roots!|