Persimmon Update - Dave's Construction Diary
Dave’s Construction Diary
Commentary from Dave Dube’ on Persimmon’s Greens and Bunker Renovation Project
A light at the end of the tunnel.
Week ending June 19, 2015
Lots of progress to report this week. We have completed the destruction phase on all bunkers and greens and are nearing the end of the construction phase on both.
Only three bunkers are left to have the polymer applied to the gravel base, #11, 13 and 14. All the rest are completed and seven holes on the front side already have had sand installed. Next week we should complete the bunker renovation portion of the project, with new sand that meets USGA specs installed in all of Persimmon’s greenside bunkers. It was important to complete the bunker work prior to grassing the greens because once we install the greens and collars, we don’t want any construction activity to still be going on in proximity to the newly planted grass.
Reconstruction of the greens is really moving along. All have had greens mix put down and have been rough shaped using GPS to confirm green contours. This is now the most important part of the construction phase when, working with Greg Nash our course architect, the GPS specialist (who himself is an architect) and the construction company’s shaper, we precisely measure and verify all contours and sign off on each green individually prior to putting down new grass. The goal is to complete this process at the rate of around 3 greens a day over the next week. That schedule will put us on track to begin grassing June 29th.
If the creek don’t rise, next week’s post will end the construction phase and we will begin discussing what the finishing phase of the project will look like.
(See the picture of Greg giving direction to the shaping specialists on hole #3.)