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Powell- Now that Wissahickon is temporarily out of the rota how do you split your plays between Militia Hill and St. Martins?
PowellWhat role will the Super play. Is Dan Meersman still there?
Wish him luck for me. I don't tweet but i wish I could keep in the loop
Hope you can make it out and share photos as things progress.Look forward to seeing the finished product.
I had the pleasure of playing the course with Powell recently and had a wonderful day out. The course was extremely enjoyable and I am sure the renovation will only improve an already great place. Powell, could you please discuss the decision around which iteration of the course to benchmark the restoration to. I believe you mentioned the original Tillie and post Flynn work as two of the options when we played. Thanks.
This is such a cool property. I was fortunate to play it on the 8th of June with two members. I can't wait to see the restoration of Hell's half acre on 4 and the quarter acre bunkering on 14. It will also be neat to experience the new tee and green reconstruction on 15, the redan. I'm trying to imagine the existing 7th as a long par 4. It's a stout test now, I'm certain it will be even better next year after it reopens. Congratulations to the members for having the vision and patience for the transformation.
Tom, I know the club wouldn't want the cost posted, but I will describe the scope of work:Gas and seed fairwaysRebuild and sod greens (have never been rebuilt since opening in 1922)Install drainage and rebuild bunkers (these are also original construction)Restore bunkers that have been lost over timeReconstruct and sod tee boxesNew irrigation system (the current system is ca. 1960)Much of the work is deferred maintenance - deferred over 90 years. There was significant tree removal work done in the winter of 09 and 10. The majority if that work was done in house, except for the big stuff which required experts. That work was done under the guidance of Keith Foster's master plan.