Irrigation System Update: At the end of today the remaining holes will be: #4, 25% of #11, and #12. With just these 2 and ¼ holes to go, and if the weather is reasonably cooperative, pipe pulling and sprinkler head installation should be completed by May 4-5. Thereafter, there will still be work involved with filling & flushing the lines, repairing settled and worn areas, adjusting sprinklers, wiring controllers, programming the computer, and testing.
One of the hundreds of new sprinklers shown here in #3 fairway.
Winter Injury Update: The seed that we planted on #3 & #11 greens and #4 tee has germinated nicely and is growing as we speak. Under optimal conditions, bentgrass seed will germinate within 7-10 days, but the cooler temperatures lately have delayed this process. Today we topdressed the seed areas which will provide a growth medium for the new and existing plants. We will continue to baby these areas for as long as needed to ensure the turf matures appropriately.
New seedling germination on #11 green.