Hyde Park Est. 1909, A Donald Ross Design

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A New View from the Fifth

Original layout of the new tee box sizes

As you may have noticed the Grounds Department has been busy over the last few weeks taking advantage of the cooler temperatures and sunny skies to make a few changes around the golf course. With the continued help from Golf Course Architect Tim Liddy, the staff continues to improve the teeing grounds at HP with reshaping, leveling and realignment.

Stripping the Original Tee
And Again...

The objectives for the renovation of the tees on the fifth were to; properly align the tee up to the center of the fairway (rather than lining up to the woods), find a way to utilize the space in a way that increased teeing ground while reducing the square footage of the more intensely managed bentgrass, and finally, completing this all in a way that was as efficient as possible.

Laying out the New Front Tee, While Utilizing as Much of the Previous Tee as Possible
And Again...

Over a ten-day period the staff worked diligently to complete the renovation; meeting all of the objectives efficiently and within the prescribed budget. We encourage all the members to take a look at the new view, but please refrain from hitting tee shots from the new tees, due to lack of adequate rooting. We are hopeful that next season, the tee enhancements will be completed on holes 3 and 9.

Front and Middle Tee Surfaces Finished Being Sodded
New Back Tee after Being Sodded
 
A View of the New Compound as Rough Sod Goes Down
The New View from the Fifth

As always, we appreciate your feedback and any questions to: grounds@hydeparkcc.com

Thank-you,

Pat Carroll

Assistant Grounds Superintendent

 

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