We have been working this summer to renovate and improve our short game practice area and today we were able to put the finishing touches on it.
This afternoon we removed the area at the bottom of the green and sodded it with new 419 bermudagrass. We had hoped to carry the putting surface farther down the hill but the slope created issues with drainage and traction of the equipment used to maintain the green.
Since we have not had the greatest grow in weather this summer for the turfgrass we have a few thin areas on the green. Willie and Jonathen took viable plugs from the area we were removing and placed them in the greens surface. This will help the putting surface heal in quicker and be better for practice.
It will take a couple of weeks to get the new sod and plugs to knit together and then we will have a vastly improved short game practice area from what we did just a few short months ago.
Special thanks to all the Bear Trace staff for all their hard work and for our friends at Champion Turf Farms for providing us with the sprigs.