Monday, February 13, 2012

Another stair project, why not?

We started this project on December 12th and it's still going.  We expected to finish within a month, but the loss of our tractor has certainly slowed progress as we load material by hand.  I'm not too surprised that no complaints have come my way from all tees being put on the forward pad during construction.  It takes courage to pull out the driver (and maybe some foolishness) on our #1 handicap hole from this shortened distance.  I've been going with a hybrid and then I do my best to find a way to destroy my chances with my approach shot.  That's kinda my game.

Anyhow, we have once again elected to remove some dangerous railroad tie stairs, but this time, we are going another route.  The new entry way will feature a series of wide landings built with decomposed granite and a 4 x 6 frame.  The retaining wall is built with recycled Basalite bricks pulled from the tree wells on #12; more on that later.

This is still a few days away from completion as we are determined to maintain the course conditions first and foremost and turn to our projects when time allows.  Here are some pics to give you an idea of what we are doing.

Old walkway removed and got a pic of Marvin leaning on a shovel, blackmail material.
Digging out the wall foundation, the old frame from the diagonal stairs in the foreground.
All I had to do was draw out the plan and Ildefonso, Craig and the staff did all the hard work.  Sure is nice to have such talented employees so I don't have to hover over all the work.  Can't wait to button up this project and move on to the next one.

Of course, this post would not be complete without one photo of Miss Izzo checking our work.