Monday, May 21, 2018

IDCC Golf Renovation - Update as of May 18

In Late April We Started Spraying to Eradicate the Existing Grass, Now it is All Done


After meeting with our sub-contractor, Talent Golf and Architect (Harry Bowers) it was determined that drainage could be installed in #7 fairway that would eliminate much of the wetness of the left side. The Picture below shows fill that's been used on the #7 Fairway to prevent wetness for most of the area.  

Today, May 18th, even though we have had 5" of rain this week, we are nearly finished with not only #7 but we are also improving drainage on #6 & #4.

The drain line shown helps with the standing water between the 3rd and 4th green. It sank down by the back pond of the water plant.

Where This Drainage Line is Located , We Shouldn't be Seeing that Marshy Area Alongside #4 Flood Over in a Heavy Rain


Our new fairway grass will grow more heartily with adequate aeration and sun exposure. For this reason we are removing palmetto's and exposing the trees that line #2 & #6. On #9 we are removing invasive species on the river side to open the view to the river.

We Should Also be Able to Find More of Those Balls Previously "Lost" in the Palmettos


The crew is working hard everyday, and our new superintendent, Jack Hester, is doing a great job!

We are obtaining a lot of our "fill" dirt by mining it ourselves by excavating it on property. This is proving to be a cost savings that we can certainly use as new challenges pop up daily as is to be expected on a project this size.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

IDCC Golf Renovation - Schedule

Please Note: All Tasks are Subject to Change Due to Weather and the Availability of Supplies and Equipment

Aerial View - Turf Eradication Task
In Progress

Here's Jack Hester, Harry Bowers, Dave Gordon with Bill Kirkland in the Background Re-Contouring the Back Half of #6 Green to Allow for New Chipping Area 

As Per Plan, This is the Fill for #7 Fairway. Goal is to Keep the Fairway High and Dry Without Flooding and Unplayables