Saturday, November 2, 2013

Greens Irrigation Project Has Begun

It has been a couple years in the works but this year, after the shown success on #5 and #16 greens, we will be working to install part circle irrigation heads around the remaining greens.  We began on #13 green and will work our way around the course during the winter months, hoping to have them all completed by the spring golfing season.

The process of placing additional irrigation heads around the greens will allow us to direct the water directly to the greens surface and eliminate the over-application of water to the putting green surrounds.  This will save us over a million of gallons of water each year and will cut our nightly watering window in half saving electricity to operate the pumping system. 

Those are the benefits for the golf course and the environment but what about the golfer.  Well,  with the ability to place the water where it is needed and the proper amount we will be able to provide firmer and faster putting surfaces while also being able to reduce the surrounds from being overwatered and saturated making "bump and run" shots and run up shots more effective.

Willie and Jonathen will be working on different greens throughout the winter and we will wait until the spring before we sod over the trench lines to allow them to settle and the sod to root better, so until that time please play these areas as Ground Under Repair.

Just a quick reminder that you can get updates on course conditions, weather delays, and projects by following us on Twitter @BearTraceHB. 

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