Wilshire Country Club, CA XGD Installation

 In Classic Golf Architecture, Flushing Salts, Golf Course Capital Improvements, Golf Drainage, Golf Infrastructure Improvements, Greens Drainage, Long Term Effectiveness of Drainage, Soil Gas Exchange

XGD Project Manager David Welsh recently wrapped up the installation of our XGD treatment to all greens at Wilshire Country Club in Southern California. We completed the initial green here for GCS Doug Martin exactly four years ago. The club took advantage of a major turf reduction project, to slip in the balance of our internal greens drainage infrastructure, while nine holes were closed.

Wilshire CC was conceived around 1919, and utilized golf architect Norman Macbeth to design this golf club around and across the large barranca throughout the entire property. A bit of a lost art in my opinion, in golf architecture.

The main thrust of the XGD project is to provide traditional drainage, as well as aid in flushing poor quality irrigation water through the greens soil profile. The practice of irrigation flushing of any kind is becoming more and more popular among GCS’s, and an XGD install just makes the flushing process more seamless in my opinion.

In the above picture David Welsh illustrates the “barranca”, as it winds its way around two greens at Wilshire CC’s finishing holes. Just a brilliant use of natural topography standing the test of time.

Cheers, Poor Old Dirt & Grass Farmer

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