This weekend I will be playing in the MAC, and may help get thing started (depends on my tee time), however that doesn't mean that the work is stopping.
I want to thank Keizer, Beckett, Mark Moseley(my neighbor), G$, Ted Keith, Penney, Jose Ossa for lending a hand on the over 60 hours of work we did this weekend at the course. We essentially have the initial hole done for the new #1 hole. We started to cut out the new #2 hole as well, but it (honeysuckle) needs to be pulled out and taken to the top to get it out and cleared. That is essentially what I think will be needing to be done at the workday, is really yanking out that Honeysuckle that was cut. I am hopeful that Keizer will bring not only his 4 wheeler to help expedite this, but also remember his cables this time. I will attempt to get out there and cut or spray pain the trees that can go on the new fairway. Initially this will be a "temp" pad, or possibly become the "short pad" for the new #2.
Yesterday Keizer and I were able to get most of the work done on #4, #5, and #6. Though on #6 there needs to be some trimming (weedwhacking) done off the tee, and a few other locations, really on 4, 5, and 6, I didn't get to weed eat around the trees, and that should/could be done in about probably 30-45 minutes for all the holes.
Needless to say it does look very nice out there on those holes right now. We also were able to clear most of the downed tree on #3.
So here is what I had listed heading into the weekend from last week's mental notes. After I play at league tonight, I am sure I will have more possibly less to discuss.....
Here is the list of the work that needs to be done. It is a COMPREHENSIVE LIST, so please don't think that we will be getting all of this done, but we shall try right?
Hole #1-weed eat, and
trash clean up
New holes #1 and #2-remove Honeysuckle, clear out ravine of cut limbs from last weekend, complete trail, and continue to work on teeing area on #2 and expansion on the first green area. This will require most of the work.
Hole #2-Mow the grass, clean up around green on the long placement.
Hole #3-weed eat around the side of the hill, weed eat around the pin placement, and expose the rock removing at the roots if possible the honeysuckle.
Work with P&R on getting the downed tree removed from the teeing area. Hole #4-mow the fairway, and the side of the hill on the short placement Hole #5-mow the front fairway, and the top green areas, and remove the downed Paw-paw trees
mow the fairway, and remove the downed tree. That can be placed behind the basket down the ravine as we fill that with debris for better erosion control.
Clear better swath out of the woods towards #7 pad
Hole #7-work with P&R at removing the downed tree, clear the hillside, and the back pin placements for the Mini Golf clearing the rock all the way up to #8 tee where....
Hole #8 and the stage area all the way cleared out and expose the rock, clean up around the long pin, and go deeper into the woods between the stage and the long pin for the LDO.
That is all for now that is high on the list, we can worry about the other new holes after we get the new ones done.
So as you can see we really have right now #2 to mow and clean, and #3 to clear and expose the rock some more, then we need to work on the LDO area. If you can make it out there this Saturday or Sunday that would be great. If you can make it out there during the evening that would be great. If you can get out and help make the course better we will all love you, just please let me know. Most of the area on 2 is ready to be done with a standard push lawnmower. Hole #3 will need loppers and a weed whacker....the LDO area needs all of that and your tender love to make this event even better. We want to do as much around that area as we can folks for the Mini Golf, and to show off how we clean the area.
Now is the time to make it happen!