Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Monday morning provided a little excitement out on #5 Lake Course. Assistant superintendent Bill Peterson found water bubbling up out of the ground in the left rough about 30 yards from the green and a closer inspection found a nice 3 foot deep sink hole about 15 yds down hill from there.

As it turned out the two incidents were unrelated, but in the same area. The water coming out of the ground was caused by a plugged overflow pipe coming from the pond. Bill pulled a couple 8-10" chunks of log out of the pipe, along with the debris caught behind it, and the water was flowing well again.

The sink hole was caused by a rotten piece of galvanized pipe. As you can see in the picture, a good portion of the pipe had rotted away leaving the soil under the pipe exposed to some erosion. All things considered, it could have been a lot worse.

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