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Last week (November 2, 2010), I met with Army Corps to discuss several issues related to the course, tournaments and the future of the facility. Below are the highlights of the meeting.
They want to take "ownership" of course improvements this next spring. Basically, they want to "kick it up a knotch" and make sure all existing in-ground improvements are up to their professional standards! We will be GPSing everything from tees - to trails so that they will have all that information in a single, unified database. Then they will make improvements to several tee boxes, cut trails to replace the current side-sloping ones, build bridges at Holes 8 and 11 and anything else they feel necessary to make the course a worthy destination. The goal is to have all these improvements in place before the 2nd Annual Banging Chains For Charity event in May (5/7-8/2011). WOW!
Currently, making the "Temporary Course" a permanent feature is not a priority for the Army Corps as they want to focus on "fixing up" the "Regular Course". I realize that many of you will be deeply dissapointed in this decision as so many of you have expressed your approval of the "Temporary Course" design and your desire to have it installed permanently. I am glad that so many people expressed their approval of the design, and I will work on getting it permanently installed at a later date. Perhaps by the Fall of 2011? I will also work on making it available for use during tournaments if at all possible.
We also agreed to work on the tee pads to reduce the "slippery when wet" issue. The initial work will involve hand cleaning the rubber mats and applying an aerosol adhesive together with a medium to increase grip ( ie sand, ground walnut shell etc). This should hold us through the coming rainy season and give us time to address the issue more comprhensively in the future. The goal is to eliminate this issue by next year's rains.
We will also begin looking at options for secondary hole positions, with an eye on having them in place before next May's big charity event. Nothing wrong with a little variety!
Things are on the move. Stay tuned!