Saturday, May 27, 2017

Open For Business

The new Pro Shop is open...And it is Awesome!  We officially had access about 10 days ago and the "move in" has been one of most hectic times I can ever remember.  I'm not sure you can imagine how crazy it's been, but keep in mind the weather has been gorgeous and everyone wants to play golf so it would be a hectic time without the pro shop project.  
Here you see the temporary pro shop being hauled off.  I certainly wont miss that building. My staff helped get everything out of it but the pro shop staff has been working furiously day and night moving things into the new building.  If those folks look a little tired today, believe me, they are.   For my department, our focus has been around the putting green and new patio.
Before plowing into the green with our Wacker Neuson wheel loader (affectionately called "the wacker") we removed all the putting green sod that was usable.
Ditches were dug and irrigation was installed.  This was a fun irrigation project for me.

I installed the valves all the way around to the side of the building so they would be out of site.  We finally got the irrigation restored and just in time cuz it's supposed to get hot this weekend.
The pop ups in the planter boxes work really sweet.
By the way the planter boxes have 8 inches of gravel in the bottom to help with drainage.
The soil is sandy loam.  The top 6 inches of soil will be amended with compost.  Later this next week we will be planting them and of course that's all Jeremy.  I'm sure he will do an amazing job.
Just have to say that I'm not sure how we could have done this project without the "wacker".  It literally is the most versatile machine and with the turf tires on it we can drive it anywhere........Yes, even on the putting green.
My staff has just been amazing this whole time.  Somehow they've managed to keep the golf course in shape while spending hours upon hours on the pro shop project.
This coming week we will sod around the putting green and plant the planter boxes.  After that we will address the mess where the temporary pro shop sat for 6 months.  That area is pretty ugly.  Stay tuned.

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