Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hurricane Isaac Impact

Update 8-29-12 at 12:00 P.M.

As you can see by the photos below Hurricane Isaac has caused minimal damage to our facility over the past couple of days. There were only a few small fallen trees on the golf course and several leaning trees that were planted during construction. If Isaac will move on out our Agronomic team should have the course looking nice and clean for our golfing customers when we reopen tomorrow. As of 12:00 P.M. today the maximum recorded wind gust by our weather station was 35 mph. 

Planted trees leaning on the right of the driving range.

Dead fallen tree on 1 cart path.

Leaning tree behind 3 green.

Leaning tree to the right of 3 green.

Update 8-30-12 at 11:00 A.M.

Hurricane Isaac was down graded to a tropical storm but he forgot he was unwelcome in these here parts! Isaac slowed to a blistering pace of only 5 mph last night and feeder bands have remained on top of the course all day. Our team will begin cleaning up the course Friday morning and normal tee times will resume at 12:00 P.M. Isaac dropped 8 inches of rain on us over a 3 day period.
Update 9-5-12 at 11:00 A.M.
Hurricane Isaac is a memory but his remnants had a major impact on our area last night.  We received 5.25 inches of rain over a 12 hour period last night.  This brings our rainfall total for the week up over 13 inches!  Fortunately Old Fort Bayou which borders our hole number 14 stayed in her banks and the storm left us with  washed bunkers and few new small ponds due to storm debris clogging our drain inlets. 
Number 3 immediately following the last rain this mornings rain.

Wetland on hole 4.
Another view of the lake on 3 later in the morning.  The lake spilled over into 3 fairway.


Monday, August 6, 2012

DryJect Aerification 8-6-12

Today we performed our last DryJect/aerification application of the year to our putting surfaces.  We performed a 3/8" aerification for organic matter removal and then injected approximately 40 tons of sand into our greens.  The DryJect technology allows us to cultivate our putting surfaces while providing excellent putting conditions the following day.  Click here for more information on this topic from a blog entry from this past May. 

DryJect application following a 3/8" core aerification

Photo of green sand that has been injected through the organic layer

Green being smoothed post application with a 1.5 ton roller