Entries by lrg_admin

Effort & Passion Result in Golf Course Improvement

Over my 13 years as a golf course agronomist, this is my third irrigation installation project.  The first came at the Country Club of Asheville in 2004.  The second was at Sequoyah National Golf Club in Cherokee in 2009.  This is the smallest of the three projects that I have done, so I’m more than […]

Major Progress on the New Irrigation System

Great news!  We are seeing major progress on the new irrigation system.  Holes 2-6 are complete with the product install, so all that remains there is a final cleanup of holes 2 and 3.  Currently, the booster pump is being installed on # 5 and hole #1 trenching began late yesterday. As expected, sub-surface rock […]

Battling Summer Temperatures & Diminished Rainfall in May

What a difference a month makes.  We went from a very wet April to a bone dry May.  The golf course was really starting to suffer from the lack of natural rainfall.  The nitrogen in rain gives the turf a boost that irrigation water can not mimic.  The main areas that were suffering are obviously […]

“Ins and Outs” of Irrigation Project

The good times were flowing at Laurel Ridge last week, literally!  We were able to run the new irrigation heads for the first time on Wednesday.  This helps to cut down on the man hours that it takes to currently water holes 2-6 with a portable water tank.  While we cannot water the entire playing […]

Updating Progress on the Irrigation Project

Each week, I will write a blog insert to provide the members and interested parties an update on the irrigation project. The work is progressing great in spite of the rain early on and we have started to lay the PVC pipe and wire from #7 tees, up to #6. This will cross the cart […]

Looking to the Future and Installing a New Irrigation System

In these days when golf courses are struggling and golf play is declining, Laurel Ridge Country Club is looking to the future and excited about what is on the horizon.   We will be doing some construction work on the golf course in the next 60-90 days, installing a new irrigation system that will improve the […]