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Work continues on the Greens Renovation. By the time this is published all the greens and the sod nursery will have been sprigged. The project had continued at a rapid pace all week. The sprigs and sod arrived on Thursday and, except for the much needed 2’ of rain, everything would have been finished.
The process was interesting to watch with sprigs arriving in the large boxes shown below. A box was taken to a particular green and spread by hand. The harrow/roller shown below, then punched the sprigs 2-3” into the fresh greens mix. The pallets of sod were used to fill areas around the approach to the greens and in spots where the greens were reshaped. Everyone who has been watching has said what an outstanding job they have done.
Now we wait. Nothing worse than watching grass grow, maybe watching paint dry. During the waiting period a lot of work still must be performed. Things like fertilization and topdressing will be occurring all summer. Eventually the new grass will be cut, and they will start looking like a green. Patience!! Our DTE crew will continue the process of maintaining the new greens, as well as the other projects which are still in the planning stages.
As a reminder, NO ONE should be on the Golf Course except workers and Golf Staff. The exception to this is the 3 people who have a MARSHALL Flag like the one pictured below. Also, please do not walk out on the driving range to retrieve balls or hit them backwards up the range. This could result in an injury or accident.
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The Driving Range will be set up to accommodate six holes using glow balls. The final three holes will be a putting contest on the back lawn using glow balls. Due to the limited space, starting times will be assigned. The first tee time is 8:30 pm.
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Saturday, June 19th | 2-6pm
1450 SW 154th Street Road
Ocala, FL 34470
Equipment, material, and contractors all arrived this month. Plywood was placed by the greens to protect the approach areas from the equipment traffic. All 19 greens have been stripped of the dead grass. After the top two inches of sod was stripped, the next task was digging out the next four inches of material and hauling the dirt away. What are those piles of dirt everywhere you say? They will be used as fill on other parts of the course.
All phases of the project remain on schedule. Current work includes removal of old green’s mix, tilling and smooth of the sub surface dirt, and reshaping of #4 & #7 greens. This week’s work will be the start of the re-fill utilizing the sand mix that has been piled in the parking lot. The contractor estimates that weather permitting, the new ‘Sprigs’ will start going down the first week of June.
#9 green tilled
#9 green being smoothed
Reshaping of #4 green
In addition, our Down to Earth crew have been busy aerifying the roughs (Fairways next week), filling bare areas (utilizing the old greens mix), and continuing with irrigation improvements. Work will commence on the aerification and maintenance of the practice tee area. The driving range will remain open with areas modified for teeing purposes.