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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

One Week into Construction

7 Green Rough Graded

It has been one week since construction began and everything is moving very quickly. The first green (number 7) has been rough graded and you can now see the shapes of the bunkers and how they will tie in around the new green. Trees are being removed to make way for new bunkers, fairways, greens or anywhere that they will interfere with the playability of the course or the turf quality. Tees are being stripped off in preparation for laser leveling and/or reconstruction. The irrigation pipe has been staged throughout the golf course, and we should see a lot of installation happening this week.

Irrigation Pipe being Delivered

Congratulations are in order for our Architect Tom Lehman who won the PGA Senior Championship over the weekend in a playoff with Fred Couples and David Frost. Even after his victory, Tom was on site at 10am the next morning ready to look at the work that had been accomplished so far. He explained his vision for the bunkers, greens, and angles of shots so that nothing was repeated and each feature and hole was unique. Here is a picture of Tom standing close to the middle of the new 15th green where a Red Oak was removed. Good luck to Tom as he heads to Columbus, Ohio to play in the Memorial Tournament.

Tom Lehman reviewing 15 Green Drawing

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