The maintenance team has been working on drainage improvements around the course. The biggest improvement includes the driving range drains. The drain line that drained the driving range to the barranca was originally a 6" line, by replacing this line with a 12" line, we have made a drastic improvement on how the driving range holds water after a drain event. Other improvements include the #1 pond overflow drain (clogged with roots), and numerous cart path drains to reduce the amount of standing water on the cart path after rain events or irrigation cycles.
Photo- #1 Pond Overflow Repair
Spring time has come early this year, and the maintenance team is welcoming it with some cultural practices on the greens surfaces. With 80 degree days and 65 degree nights we have encouraged some growth on our greens. Last week we verticut, topdressed, and vented the greens. With these processes we have began working the texture of the putting surface. To create a smooth, firm, and true putting surface these processes are necessary when temperatures are favorable. By verticutting, topdressing, and brush mowing we encourage the surface to putt truer and more consistent. By venting we are allowing gas exchange with our roots, and improving our drainage.
Photo- #17 Green (3/17/2017)