We have stripped and saved all of the sod on #11 and have started to work on lowering the hill short of the green. The goal is to improve the sightlines from 100 yards in. This will be achieved by raising the low spot at (120 yards )and the new green slightly and lowering the hill. We will also fill in front of the green to remove the harsh transition slope there.
At the same time our drainage engineer Steve Ami has been on site to help determine the drainage outlets for the new bunkers. This involves digging in the bunkers to find the existing outlet drain and then determining whether it is adequate for the new bunker or not. A drainage profile for the bunker can then be drawn up and provided to the installation crew when the bunker is rebuilt.
|Laying out the perimeter of #12 green|
|Doug Carrick checking the internal contours of the green|
|Softening some slopes as per Doug's instructions|
|Finished sub-grade with bunker outlines painted|