As we explained in our last Granite Bay Course Update, sod farm's and their install crews are a bit of a moving target. That being said we received a call middle of the week with an opportunity to get a sod install on Friday 8/3/18 and we jumped on it. We prepped the rest of #6 and stripped out the approach on #5 and witnessed and helped with our first big roll install of sod here at Granite Bay. Very exciting.
|GBGC GCM Staff leveling sprinkler heads and removing old sod
ahead of overseeded hybrid bermuda install
Currently we have the area roped off with some drop area circle's painted in front of the ropes. The sod will be soft until it roots down so please use the drop areas or the collars of the greens when your ball lands near the putting surface rather then hitting off of the new sod. Hybrid Bermuda will start to root almost immediately but it will need to be kept wet during the next couple of weeks to get firmly established.
|#6 ready for sod
We are going to start prepping the rest of #5 on Monday 8/6/18 for another install this coming Friday 8/10/18. In the subsequent weeks we plan to complete #7. So by the end of August ahead of aeration after Labor Day, we will have completed 3 green surrounds. Very exciting.
|Overseeded Hybrid Bermuda big rolls being staged. Each roll covers 400 sq. ft.
|Contractor installing big roll on #6
|Contractor pulling the edges close together of the big roll sod.
In the background GBGC GCM is watering in the new sod