The grass and flowers from Bangkok arrived on time at 7.30am on Wednesday 4th August. We have had eight people constructing the course and brought in another eight to lay the grass and plant the flowers.
After a full day of hard work by all we had laid nearly all the grass, fantastic job. The rain kept off and it was looking good. That night it rained steadily and was most welcome in order to water what we had laid.
Thursday, out of the eight extra starters yesterday only three made it, obviously they couldn’t keep up with the demanding work. Never mind, onward and upward.
The remaining grass was laid and all 3,000 flowers planted. In two days 2 rai of grass and 3,000 plants planted, I could not have asked for more.
Friday. Some tidying up to do and the paths between the holes are laid. A bamboo shaded area was created at the start of the course and a few flower pots placed around.
Saturday. The flags, holes, markers are all in place today and the whole area just needs rolling with a roller to flatten the grass, roll out any bumps and lumps and help the grass to establish itself.
From start to finish in under two months is a fantastic achievement by all.
The course needs to settle for a while, then will need cutting and ensuring the golf ball runs smoothly with no bumps. That done we are ready to play.