XGD at White Beeches G&CC
David Welsh and his install team are almost complete with a 16 green subsurface greens drainage infrastructure upgrade at this historic Walter Travis layout in Haworth, NJ. As sometimes is the case we did the initial three green project a little over a year ago, and that was what sold the membership to complete all 19 putting surfaces. That, and the urging of golf superintendent Scott Bosetti.Scott has always been a big fan of our process and how he could use it to provide White Beeches with the most consistent putting greens in the area.
White Beeches G&CC opened as an initial 9 holer in 1902, and then reopened in 1920 after famed golf architect Walter Travis expanded the course to a full 18 holes. The completed green below illustrates the “wavy” putting surfaces Travis is famous for, and I couldn’t help relate this green with some of our other installs at Travis clubs like Westchester, Scranton, Canoe Brook and Cape Arundel:
That is a sweet green site, and love the fescue mounds surrounding the green, classic golf architecture at its best.
But, on to the aftercare of an XGD green, and how to continue getting the most bang for your buck with an XGD installation? The XGD trench profile pic below clearly illuminates all the good things Scott has been doing for his greens through continual cultural practices aimed at benefiting the putting surfaces for the long haul.You can see below the many aerification holes and deep tining practices to promote downward movement of surface water and connecting the upper soil profile with the lower soil profile and in essence get the two distinct profiles working together as a team rather than just a soil layer on top of another soil layer.
At XGD, I always say we play a big part in making that harmonious connection: converting apples on top of oranges to eventually apples on top of apples, or at least McIntosh’s on top of Granny Smith’s.
So give us a ring, if that is your thing, and see if XGD might help your club takes its golf surfaces to that next level.
Cheers, Poor Old Dirt & Grass Farmer