US Opens and XGD Systems
As golf’s toughest major test gets underway this week at The Olympic Club near San Francisco, CA it got me thinking about the past and future championships that have been, and will be decided on some of our clients venues. To name a few:
Oakmont Country Club host of 2007 and 2016 US Opens and the standard bearer for US major golfing championships
Merion Golf Club host of 2013 US Open and a long report card of majors for the USGA
Saucon Valley CC host of 2009 US Women’s Open
NCR Country Club host of 2013 US Women’s State Team Championship
The above are just a few that come to mind, and if I have omitted some of our clients, I do apologize and please chime in with your club’s championship week in the “comments” section.
Beyond Merion GC hosting the Open in 2013, it is also the first time another XGD client will host another major in the same calendar year as Oak Hill Country Club will host the PGA Championship.
At XGD we deeply value our relationship with all our clients and the role our subsurface greens drainage systems may play in helping each facility get their greens and high value playing surfaces to the championship level of being asked to host these venerable golf events.
That all said, I also want to wish Pat Finlen and his staff at The Olympic Club all the best this week as they embark on a truly memorable week of intense preparation for this world class event, as it always is some of the best appointment TV viewing for those of us who treasure world class golf course architecture holding up to the best players in the world.
Cheers, Poor Old Dirt & Grass Farmer