Busy, Busy XGD Installation Window
It is always about our busiest time of year right now, but this year especially so with two years of extreme weather conditions wreaking agronomic havoc on fine putting surfaces everywhere. At this time we are also expanding out to six full XGD installation crews. These crews are fairly evenly spread from the upper northeast to the upper midwest, and one crew in the middle of each. So, the purpose of this blog is not only to inform where we are, and where we may be going, for XGD viewing opportunities for our potential clients, but to also inform all internally at TDI/XGD where we are as well. It has been fun, and challenging to keep track of before and after logistical issues that pop up from time to time.
I will lead with a shot of this just finished #12 green at Ridgeway Golf Club sent to me by Projects Manager Matt Magarian. The link above to Ridgeway GC ties in to golf course superintendent Steve Blake’s turf blog.
Once Matt finished up in Neenah,WI on Saturday his double crew split for Chicagoland where he will begin with a few greens at Exmoor Country Club and Knollwood CC on the North side and begin the final 10 greens at Ridgemoor Country Club on the West side simultaneously.
Over in New England XGD Operations Manager Mark Rowan is wrapping up at Charles River CC and Manchester CC last week and will begin a greens drainage/fairway drainage project at Hartford Golf Club in CT. Still in eastern MA, XGD Project Manager Jim Phelps is wrapping up a few greens at Walpole Country Club, before heading to eastern CT to begin several greens at Richter Park Golf Course. Oh, and if that isn’t enough XGD action for you XGD Supervisor Tom Hundley is completing the bunkers/greens drainage at Springvale GC in OH before heading to Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, NY to complete the final greens there in advance of the PGA Championship in 2013.
In finishing up I urge you to contact us if you might be interested in viewing some greens under the knife near you. If we know someone is coming out we can make sure it is set up to view all of the XGD operations in action at once.
Talk Soon, Poor Old Dirt & Grass Farmer