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Friday, August 18, 2017

New #8 Hole After One Week of New Growth

Yes, that's one week of growth

And the sprigs are sprouting already

One week ago we started with this

And added the SOD

And laid down the SPRIGS

And a week later we have this!

"... it's proceeding according to plan, we have been fortunate so far to be blessed with good growing conditions".

                          Bill Kirkland, President, IDCC

This bunker will be filled with sand soon

Friday, August 11, 2017

The #8 Hole - from Sod to Sprig to Watering In, All in Sequence, Ready to Grow!

Major Milestones were Accomplished Today on the #8 Hole Redesign and Reconstruction

Milestone #1 - The "SOD"
The Starting Point - a Rebuilt and Re-Contoured Green with new Drainage and Irrigation, filled with USGA-Certified Greens Mix 

The Sod has arrived

And is carefully placed alongside the green... 

And the front green retaining wall

Out to the cart path

For a Completely New SOD Green

Milestone #2 - The SPRIGS

Shown below as they arrived, some of Georgia's finest sprigs...

The pictures following show the putting down of the sprigs, the rolling of the sprigs and the cutting of the sprigs, as done by Harry Bowers, our golf course designer/architect and IDCC staffers Felix, Chris and Jean

Milestone #3 - WATERING IN

The Final Step - watering in is the prelude to growing in, which is expected to take approximately 60 days before this hole can be re-opened for regulation play in the Fall.

And a very happy Harry Bowers, who knows he's done a great job and can go home to enjoy some Michigan football!