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No offense but if the super cannot give you solutions to these simple turf questions then I’m not sure you all have the right guy in place. IMHO these are remedial task for a superintendent
Gentlemen,I serve on a green committee. For years the situation at several of our teeing grounds has bothered me. Settling has produced a lie where the ball is very noticeable below your feet. With parallel holes on the front line one representative tee in particular promotes a huge fade into the other fairway. During a course tour by the super he focused on turf quality in the left rough observing that two of four balls were pulled left and later on I submitted to him that this resulted from players overcompensating for the poor stance.I continue to point out that tees are like a handshakes first impression for ea hole and what every player experiences 18 times but bunkers, turf, and flowers all supercede budget resources to the strain of " it costs a lot of money to redo tees" which I suspect is piffle.Would any of you be able to offer up a per sf $range to strip sod, re-level, fine grade, and resod teeing grounds please so I have a context for my crusade?
Just estimated new tees (in place, add new forward tee), 5 tees, 7,000 SF, seed tees, 6" of mix, sod banks for quick recovery, using a bonded contractor in a high labor rate area. I predicted $48K construction cost each, including new sprinklers (about $10K), new 10 ft path with curbs for about 300 LF, plus another 200 feet down the fw at 8 ft wide. (about $20K)Of course, $30K is sprinklers and path, which you may not need, leaving $18K per tee. And, you can save money by re-using sprinklers, in house crew, less sod, etc. There are so many differences world wide. Hope this helps, but is only a general guide. Prices here in the US have ramped up after a few years of 15% decrease (2006-2010) and about the same length of stagnation (2010-2016) and contractors are trying to catch up. Cost of materials they have to buy isn't doing pricing any favors, either.