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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Club Championship! Course Conditions After 2.7 inches of Rain!

All groups and their flights started their respective club championship competition today. Yesterday's 2.7 inches of rain, in one hour, gave us a very challenging morning today. While that type of heavy rain has its benefits (water does not soak in and allows us to give players good greens and reduce cart restrictions),  it also has a negative effect... Every single bunker is completely washed out and needs repair. Many bunkers also need water to be pumped out before those repairs can be made.
I have talked about this over and over and shown you all the pictures. Here is a small sample of what we were faced with on one hole... #10.
You can see the rest of the pictures in the slide show. Pay attention to what we see and repair before you see anything.

Starting to pump fairway bunkers on #10. Notice debris from flooding in beginning of fairway.

Nick "dons the tights! / waders" to pump the fairway bunkers on #10

This is what you see when you play #10 at 8am.
I am not going to print any more pictures of the "before and afters" on each hole... Enjoy the slide show. There are some pictures of what we were faced with. There are 68 bunkers on the course.
Obviously we were challenged. I'm very proud of the maintenance staff's efforts this morning! They did everything they could to give our members the best possible golf course!