Rock Wall Construction
Lately, I have been extolling XGD’s new array of golf restoration services and this picture illustrates another way we can benefit our clients offering some rock wall construction here at Westmoor CC in Brookfield,WI.
XGD Project Supervisor Mark Rowan, and partner in crime Cristobal Gayosso spearheaded this construction of the rock wall above in August of 09 while they were on site with TDI Golf completing the last 4 greens internal subsurface drainage installation “in the dirt” on this project.
We completed the first 14 greens “on the grass” in the late spring of 09 while the course was open and the members were able to play until mid-August when the club closed down for the major restoration project that included regrassing of the entire site after some major cuts/fills and new tees and bunkers.
The last 4 greens were completed in conjunction with XGD completing the rock wall and fits in nicely with our other labour intensive services.
As four of the greens were being moved superintendent Jerry Kershasky didn’t want four sand greens behaving differently than his other pushups. The deep topdressing material on the original 14 closely matched with the 70:20:10 that was chosen for both the XGD backfill and the greensmix for the four new greens. So once TDI’s subgrade was approved on the four new greens, we installed our classic XGD in to the subgrade 4-8″ deep and backfilled with the 70:20:10, and then 12″ of the 7:2:1 was spread over the four green cavities with the ultimate goal to mimic agronomic conditions with the other 14 greens, as well as trying to match playability/firmness too. Early results are in and the club is thrilled with the restoration as this original Tom Bendelow design repositions itself in the Milwaukee private club market.
Reach out to us if we might be able to get you some budget numbers for rebuilding your pushups or restoring your original greenpads. Oh, and this is just one way to achieve 18 green consistency that worked for Westmoor, as we have employed other methods to achieve this as each site is different and unique with varying soils and topdressing situations.
Bye for now, Poor Old Dirt & Grass Farmer