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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Eliminating First Two Fairway Bunkers Hole #10

During the 2018 season we received the approval from the Green & Grounds Committee, the Golf Committee and the Board of Governors to eliminate the first two fairway bunkers on hole number ten. They are a constant maintenance problem and require pumping after almost every rain event.
Filling them in will save man hours and improve playability.
Rough grade has been completed. We will add some screened topsoil and seed the area in the Spring.
The following pictures show our progress.
Started by exposing the drain lines to make sure we would not compromise outlet piping that drains the rest of the hole
Adding stone and sand above drains to prevent soil from getting into drain lines
Added a catch basin between 2nd & 3rd bunkers to catch surface water
Dumping fill
Spreading and compacting fill
Rain briefly slowed progress
Fill & rough grade completed