On June 10, 125 tons of new bunker sand was delivered to the golf course. The staff has worked diligently to install new drainage and sand to the bunkers on hole 12. All bunker renovation work on hole 12 will likely be completed by July 4th weekend. The remaining bunker sand will be added to the green side bunkers on hole 7. In total, the maintenance staff has installed more than 525 tons of bunker sand and over 1200 feet of drain tile to renovate 21 bunkers on the golf course in the last 3 years.
Aside from completing bunker renovation work, the last half of June has given the staff trouble completing routine maintenance due to excessive rain fall. From June 12 to June 29, the golf course received 9.39" of rain. Receiving rain on 13 of these 18 days has made it difficult to mow and has shifted our focus to cleaning up debris and fixing bunker washouts. Despite the bad weather that mother nature has thrown our way, the maintenance staff has worked hard to keep the golf course in excellent shape.
As we move into July, we all can wish for better weather as it would be nice to put away the umbrellas for a while. July is a very busy month for the golf course. The weekend of July 11 and 12 is the Beavercreek Club Championship, and July 23-26 we will be hosting the Miami Valley Metropolitan Tournament. Our staff is looking forward to these events to be able to show off all of their hard work.
|Staff watering and compacting new bunker sand on hole 12|
|Flooded fairway and approach on hole 15 during a June rain event|
|13 green flooded during a June rain event|