Just downloaded a few pics from my Chicago trip from a week ago and this first one is from Ridgemoor Country Club in West Chicago. This is a real sleeper of a classic old club maintained by Peter Hahn and Bob McCallum. We are completing the final 10 greens at this club, and this picture also captures some pretty serious weather that stayed to the North of us that day:
This crew is managed by Matt Magarian, and in the field by Jesus Bautista. Some of the greens at Ridgemoor lend themselves to thoughtful layouts and the one above is no different. Our internal greens drainage layout professionals were still able to achieve the direction of our XGD subsurface drainage laterals in a way perpendicular to the golf holes line of play and most importantly, perpendicular to the flow of subsurface groundwater and surface water flow. We complete these industry leading layouts wherever possible to provide all of our clients with lasting, impactful investment they can manage and accent over several years, not several months. Perhaps, that is the XGD Difference, we have been at it for 20 years, and will continue to provide cutting edge installation technologies to our customers.
This last picture is a little dirty looking, but indicative of what we leave a client,after completing in and around a few gully washers. But most noticeably, please review the fine 60:30:10 topdressing we are leaving at Exmoor Country Club near Highland Park,IL on Chicago’s Northshore area:
I must say this sod was cut by our longest serving XGD Supervisor Cristobal Gayosso. You just cannot cut sod by hand any straighter than that, end of discussion. Cristobal has trained most all of our staff and has been with us nearly 10 years now. The above green is really in the process of drying out a little more before we attack it with some backpack blowers.
So contact us as we move around the country this fall and probably at club near you.We presently have the two crews in Chicago, another just began at Oak Hill CC, NY and the balance of the last three crews are in Hartford and Danbury,CT before they descend upon the Met and Long Island areas in November.
Cheers, Poor Old Dirt & Grass Farmer