I was looking through my old pics and videos and one beauty caught my eye from the fall of 2010 at one of my favorite clubs in the Chicagoland region, Ridgemoor Country Club, on Chicago’s extreme west side.
The course opened for play in 1913 and was either originally designed by William B. Langford then or upgraded by him at a later date. It is a true sleeper of a layout in the area as not that many golfers are aware of it, and even fewer have walked this classic gem.
Over a period of three fall seasons XGD had the good fortune of installing our Classis Greens Drainage in to these gorgeous pushup green specimens, finishing the last green in the fall of 2011. The video below exhibits some of our crews workmanship in the sodding operation and the prepping of the sodding operation. I also focused on the fantastic oak tree directly behind the 18th green that was under the knife in this video. I found it particularly striking even in November minus its foliage:
XGD supervisors Matt Magarian and Cristobal Gayosso really enjoyed working with course superintendent Peter Hahn on these projects, as Peter had a 40 year history working the grounds at Ridgemoor. So give us a shout if we might be able to help your club restore its greens back to its early era perfection. Its sort of our speciality…
Later, Poor Old Dirt & Grass Farmer