Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Municipal Water Main Installation

We are currently in the process of installing a new municipal water line that will run from our entrance at highway 57 to our clubhouse. This improvement will allow our facility to transition from a well water source to municipal water. There are many benefits to this project but the 3 main reasons are to lower operational costs, provide a more dependable water source for our fire suppression system in the clubhouse and to provide a back up water source to the golf course.  The following are some recent photos of our current project.

Pipe that was delivered.  Notice some was damaged due to an issue during shipping.  This batch was returned to the distributor and replaced.

8" pipe being prepared to be hung on the outside rail of the bridge crossing Old Fort Bayou.

6" pipe being installed up the road.

Boring contractors beginning to install a 6" HDPE pipe beneath our entrance drive.

Machine used to fuse the HDPE pipe together creating on solid seamless pipe beneath the road.  This will dramatically reduce the potential for leaks beneath our road.

Contractor finishing the boring project.

Jose Martinez preparing the pipe for connection to the water line

Another look at our staff working hard to complete the project!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Team Member Moving On

Bernadino Torres worked his last day for us today.  He has been a part of our team since January 2006 and what a valuable asset he has been to our organization!  Bernadino is one of those associates you really appreciate.  He always gave 100% in everything he did while working for us.  I literally have never seen someone break so many shovel handles from working so hard.   Bernadino is one of the older associates on our staff so I was always amused watching younger new hires come in and have to run to keep up with him!  I have enjoyed working with Dino for the last several years and we wish him well during the next step of his life.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Prescribed Burn to the South of 16

Today The Nature Conservancy has scheduled a prescribed burn on their land to the south of hole 16 stretching to hole 6.  This burn is part of TNC's environmental habitat management and it will have a very beneficial impact to our surrounding long leaf pine savannah.  Many of the native plant species in our region actually depend on fire to trigger certain growth mechanisms during their life cycle. There is potential for smoke to impact our facility but TNC will work to keep this at a minimal.  If your golfing experience is negatively impacted today from the burn please speak to the pro shop following your round.