Friday, August 16, 2013

Wissahickon Restoration Update 8/16/13

This week saw more good progress being made in all 3 phases of the project.  Despite the heavy rain on Tuesday many facets of the project went forward without any hesitation.

Phase I

The contractors continued to move forward with the final grading details of holes 8 and 9.  Irrigation was also installed throughout most of phase I and is now up and running.  We also finished sodding around and adding sand to bunkers on 8 and 9.  We also continued to seed where needed and are getting good coverage already.  This can be seen in the video of the great hazard which captures the process from seeding to where we stand now.

 The 8th hole! Reintroduced back bunkers. Recaptured full size of green while maintaining strong undulations

 The 7th hole with new bunker zone irrigation on bunker faces

9 green and approach view from trestle

 Installing lateral irrigation on #9 fairway, and installing sod around #7 tee surrounds

#6 rough and fairway seed growing in great!

 Time Lapse video of seed germinating on #4

Phase II

Phase II continues to move along at a steady pace and saw the rough grading of the 18 green complex which includes the practice green and #1 tee start to take shape.

 Keith Foster overseeing the rough-grading of the new warm-up green near the back tee of #1

 New back tee on #1 and new warm-up putting green

Phase III

We are continue to grow in the fairways and rough in advance of the contractors getting to phase III.  We have excellent turf coverage throughout most of phase III and continue to fine tune the any trouble areas. 

Gathering shot data from Allison Shoemaker and Alison Rudolf to assist with forward tee placement

 Fertilizing phase 3 fairways at dawn (#11)