Air Injection was performed today on our green by Saturated Solutions 4 U. This process involves tines being forced into the ground by compressed air, the tines release the forced air at their tips and fracturing the underlying soil. This will aid in water infiltration and air and gas exchange in our soil profiles.
The decision to install XGD drainage in our greens is paying off well!! We have received over 6 inches of rain in the past two weeks! Although our greens are wet, they are draining, there is no standing water on them and they remain playable!! The remaining areas on the golf course have several areas with standing water so golf cart restrictions are in place!
Construction has begun on the new pavilion on the golf course by Pine Creek Structures. Apparently, the previous structure was built on top of a tree stump! The auger which Pine Creek used to set the posts into the ground was unable to drill through the stump. Luckily, a local contractor let me borrow his mini excavator to remove to remove the stump. Pine Creek is now able to continue construction of our new pavilion and should be completed in about a week.
The left side of #2 green surrounds has been resodded with Kentucky Bluegrass. It is mandatory to take a free drop from the area until further notice. The sod needs to root into the ground before it can be playable!