PGA Tour Barclays Event at Ridgewood Country Club
This photo shows us on the fourth green at this weeks PGA tour stop at Ridgewood Country Club http://www.rcc1890.com/ from around 4 years ago. That year we installed our internal greens drainage system in to four of the original pushup greenpads. Later the next fall we were back to complete all 27 green sites at this historic old club designed by A.W. Tillinghast in 1929.
Savvy classic architects like Tillie designed all pushup greens to hold water in summers like we have been experiencing. They wanted the greens to behave much like bathtubs and hold much coveted precipitation, as “automatic irrigation” wasn’t a buzzword yet in those times. I surmise that our XGD Systems subsurface greens drainage installation will pull the plug on the bathtub type conditions this past summer at your club. I would also suppose that Ridgewood CC had fewer trees in its original design. Nonetheless, the golfing pros were here a few years ago and raved about its condition, and I am sure that Todd Raisch and his staff have the grounds in immaculate shape.
It has been a great year for XGD and major golf events like The Barclays at Ridgewood, the US Women’s Open at Oakmont, and the AT&T National at Aronimink GC. At XGD, we salute the hard work of all the greens staff and the hundreds of volunteers involved to help make these golf showcases pull off seamlessly every time. The tireless planning by all parties involved make these events what they are today.
Later, Poor Old Dirt & Grass Farmer