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ZAMBIA NEWS

Upgrading of the Lusaka Golf Course

Heinrich Malan

Each project undertaken by Time Projects is unique in the sense of getting the project , location , funding , deal structure , design and several other factors .

The majority of the projects that Time Projects has done is in the commercial , industrial and residential space . It is not often that we get ourselves involved with the construction of a golf course . Brett and I started working on the Lusaka Golf Club deal back in 2019 and despite Covid and numerous other factors that made business tough , the work on the Lusaka Golf Course has officially commenced . Below is a high-level program of the work that will be done .
Name Duration Start Finish Lusaka Golf Course 151 days 16 May 2022 12 December 2022 Temporary greens 10 days 16 May 2022 27 May 2022 Stripping of the greens sod 45 days 30 May 2022 29 July 2022 Application of the sand medium 45 days 30 May 2022 29 July 2022 Rotto / tilling of the greens medium 36 days 17 June 2022 5 August 2022 Shaping - greens , bunkers and catch basins 45 days 23 June 2022 24 August 2022 Prep of the greens and bunker profiles 45 ays 23 June 2022 24 August 2022 Irrigation installation 150 days 16 May 2022 9 December 2022 Greens drainage - installation 45 days 13 June 2022 12 August 2022 Bunker drainage - installation 54 days 13 June 2022 25 August 2022 Installations of catch basins 54 days 13 June 2022 25 August 2022 Rough grading of medium 63 days 13 June 2022 7 September 2022 Trees re-levelling and grassing 28 days 2 August 2022 8 September 2022 Planting 36 days 22 August 2022 10 October 2022 Placement of crop cover 4 days 22 August 2022 25 August 2022 Grow-in period 45 days 11 October 2022 12 December 2022
As can be seen , most of the work that will be carried out will be on the greens that were built in 1955 and actually look fantastic taking into consideration that they have been played on for 67 years ! The new greens will be roughly 50 % bigger than the current greens which will have proper drainage and sand medium for the grass to grow in and will also get brand new imported grass . The bunker sand which currently is basically soil will be replaced with imported proper bunker sand . Selected tees will be manicured and better golf cart paths will be constructed . Initially , the 25-year-old irrigation system was just going to get new ring mains and sprinklers around the greens , but now the whole system will get an automated pump station and all the pipes and sprinklers will be replaced .
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