Another week has gone by, and we still haven’t received any decent weather to initiate turf growth. We are hoping that after the cold temperatures expected over the weekend, the weather will take a turn for the better. Wednesday afternoon we experienced severe wind gusts throughout the city that left thousands without power. The golf course held up well through the storm. We lost one big spruce tree by the 5th green (see photo) and a smaller spruce tree by the 4th green. Otherwise, the damage was limited to branches and small debris.
Early in the week, the drainage and liner for the new 18th green were installed (see photo below). However, due to the rain on Tuesday, the installation of the gravel layer was delayed. In the interim, we were able to install the main drain for the new fairway bunkers.
The City of Toronto sewer relining project is wrapping up, and they will start disassembling and removing equipment next week. The restoration work has begun on certain areas and has been carried out very efficiently. We await warmer weather for the availability of sod, which hopefully isn’t too far off.
Have a great weekend.
Andre Aymar, Course Superintendent