Friday, September 20, 2013

Wissahickon Restoration Update 9/20/13

Since the last update a lot of progress has been made on the Wissahickon restoration project.  All of the greens will be sodded by Saturday.  Greens 1, 13, and 16 are sodded and 12, 14, and 15 are being sodded today.  The contractors continue to fine tune a few of the fairway lines and fairway bunkers on phase III while our crew continues with sod work.  Our crew continues to lay big rolls of sod in the rough and stripping sod from 12 fairway where the contractors are reshaping areas of the fairway.  This sod is then being used in other areas of the course where disturbances have occurred and need to be repaired.  Please enjoy the photos below to see the work being done.

Phase II

#1 green sod wrapping up

 PCC assistants and staff doing an awesome job prepping between 1 & 2 for rough sod in the wee hours of Saturday morning

Phase III

Left fairway bunker on 12

Keith marking the perimeter of the quarry bunker on 12 with Militia Hill course in the background

Keith and bunker team reviewing final shaping of the quarry bunker on 12

 Quarry-bunker being shaped in the distance into the quarry wall on 12, along Tillinghast's original line

 Installing last bit of greensmix on our last green on 12

 Keith and Medalist's greens-team reviewing final fine-grade on 12 green

 Fine grading of 13 green

 Sodding 13 green

 Lots of action on 14 & 15 greens and greens surrounds

View of future approach shot into 14 green

Right-side view of 14 green with 15 in the background

 Sodding 14 & 15 green surrounds, and prepping the greens for sod

Close-up of 14 bunkers being sanded and sodded

Wide view of 14 green in the foreground with 15 green in the background

 Sodding 14 green. 15 green sodded in background

 Greens mix going into 15 green with sodded and sanded bunkers

16 cross bunker roughed-in. Left bunker and fairway line adjustments still to come