A very busy week this one was, Starting with the preparations and set up for a full field in the  SW Vets on Monday, Bunker Edging to all green side bunkers on top of the Daily and weekly course Maintenance  including the manual irrigation of the back 9 along with edging paths and tidying up tee box walls and edges then rounding it off with laying the turf for the 2nd Black tee box today.

I am relieved to finally have this project drawing to completion as it has been a thorn in my side for the past few months with limited time to attend the construction work, doing it in bits and pieces where we could fit it in. 
We still have a few minor works on the tee and surrounds to do, including relocating the tee box sign and trimming a few branches for line of sight just to name a few. We will be using portable hoses to irrigate the area till Winter when we will extend the pipe lines and add permanent sprinkler coverage for the area.  
But the turf is down and can start growing in, while I sigh and finally have few beers watching it do just that !!!!!!
All things going to plan we hope to have it play Mid March, with what will be a fantastic upgrade to the existing tee Box with a much better alignment to the hole. For those lefties who like the draw, or even the righties who (shock horror like to fade or worse...slice) the old tee will still get some use!!!!! 

After yet another welcomed slight break in weather last weekend with cool temperatures and a shower or two (5mm) the next week is set to be a scorcher, some adjustments may be made to normal course set up with extra precautions taken with the greens to manage heat and moisture stress which may result in a slight decrease in pace. Depending on conditions, postponing our grooming (light verti cutting) practices, reducing our Cut frequency with  possibly a slight increase in height for a few days and  increasing hand watering are just some measures we may take. 
While the greens can tolerate very high maximum temperatures with careful management, when overnight lows are above 20 degrees as is forecast, it significantly reduces the plants ability to recover hence why extra intervention measures may be implemented.

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