This place is unbelievable and what a golf history unchallenged by most clubs in existence, as evidenced by Bobby Jones capturing the 1930 US National Open here, and the final leg in his grand slam of majors that year.
Our parent firm TDIGolf http://www.tdigolf.com/ , restored the bunkers here in 2006 under the watchful eye of architect Brian Silva http://www.bsilvadesign.com/ to enhance them before the Open, and superintendent Matt Rostal really does a stellar job of keeping them looking fresh, yet old and majestic.
XGD Projects Manager Matt Magarian and his highly acclaimed crew arrived to MN on a Monday afternoon and began the internal drainage install on Tuesday morning. I arrived on Wednesday afternoon, and we hosted an informative XGD Field Day on the Thursday morning, inviting other local clubs to stop by and view a green ” under the knife”, so to speak. At this point we already had a finished green to view. Thanks to all who attended, as we put on a nice show with the assistance of Interlachen CC helping as well.
This type of “show” really messes with our install crews mojo or rhythm, as they get in to a production pace that is guided through with some repetitive, production line style techniques that is altered completely when company shows up. During our XGD Field Days we set it up so as much of the operation is as visible all at once as possible. Our greens drainage install staff feels as they they must slow down production to accommodate, and while they certainly do resist the change to the daily grind, it is only a select few days out of the year when we ask to alter their productive pace. Even though we do communicate to them it is a necessary evil to attract further business and aid in their job security, their commitment to our firm and its success is why we are so busy right now.
So please take the time to reach out to us, as we may be operating near a club close to you, and I strongly urge you to stop by to see our crews in action.