One recurring problem is the broken drain lines from the irrigation head installation in 1996. The machine that putted the wires to the irrigation heads hit many of the drain lines. That was the case in the 10th fairway pool that had developed.
|White wire going through the black drain pipe in the 10th fairway|
Tree roots have penetrated pipe and heavy equipment has crushed drain pipes on the left side of the 16th hole. These type of thing happens over time, and drain lines need to be redone about every 15 years, so we are redoing about 100 foot of drain line that was keeping the bunker on the left side of 16 from draining.
|Open drainage trench on the 16th hole|
Overall the course did very well with the 10 inches of rain that fell over the last 2 weeks. Anytime we have that much rain the course is going to be soft, particularly in the rough where there has not been the topdressing that was received in the fairway. The sand in the fairways has helped but there is no amount of sand that can handle the amount of precipitation that we have received For comparison sake, consider the greens were there is 12 inches of sand and how soft they played these last 2 weeks.