Monday, March 21, 2016
As the end of March approaches the warmer weather we were experiencing has turned back cold for a few days with wind and rain. Luckily we were able to get our first greens aerification of the year completed with out this weather affecting our work. The greens turned out well and as the weather changes back to more spring like temperatures, they should heal up nicely. We have a couple of projects taking place in mid April thru mid May this year that will greatly improve the look of the course. First, we will be replacing both of our irrigation pump stations. Our current pump stations have deteriorated to the point that they need to be replaced with new ones. The new stations will be much more efficient and will provide better pressure to the far reaches of the back nine holes. The new stations have been ordered and are being built now. We should be taking delivery of the new stations in mid April. The install process will involve taking out the front wall of the pump house on hole number 3 to allow for the removal of the old stations and the installation of the new ones. The pump house will then be re-constructed with any rotten wood replaced and a new coat of paint applied. We will also be installing a new line for the filter flush on the effluent station. We have to up size the current flush line which is two inch to a larger four inch line. This will involve trenching a line from the pump house to the effluent pond on hole number 6. There should be minimal disruption to the course during this time and we are looking forward to having the new equipment. We will also be improving the right side of the 17th hole this spring. We plan to remove several trees around the fairway trap which cause winter kill to the bermuda due to shade. We will be reshaping the trap and adding new sand and sod around the bunker. This will improve turf conditions along the right side of the hole and provide a much cleaner look to this hole from the tee. We are excited about these improvements and looking forward to a great season here at The Currituck Club.