September 23, 2011


Holes 17 and 18

It was another busy week for the Sandpines agronomy staff.  We were able to get a little more fairway aeration completed earlier this week.  So far, holes 1-3, 9, and 12-16 have been completed.  That leaves holes 4, 6, 7, 10, and 18 (par 3's will be done with approaches) left to do.  Our oldest core harvester and utility vehicle combination required quite a bit of service work this week.  Hopefully, it will be ready to go again for next week. The majority of our time this week was spent on preparing the golf course for daily play and getting the course ready for the Club Championship this weekend.  If you played on Thursday you may have noticed a couple of innovative tee markers used on holes 8 and 9. For those that are curious, the blacks were marked with tops of old sprinkler heads, the blue were marked with irrigation flags, and the whites were marked with 2" PVC tees.  We actually had enough red markers, so no creativity was needed for those.  All the tee markers on holes 7, 8, and 9 were stolen Wednesday night.  We had some backups on hand, but not enough of each color, as there has been some theft of markers over the summer.  Tee markers were back to normal as of this morning.  I suspect the markers were probably "relocated" in the salal adjacent to the tees, but that is just a guess.  If you happen to run across any tee markers in your travels, please turn them into the golf shop.