XGD Systems Initial PacNWest Project at Lake Spanaway GC

 In A.V. Macan, Golf Course Capital Improvements, Golf Drainage, Golf Infrastructure Improvements, Greens Drainage, John Harbottle III, Ken Tyson, Long Term Effectiveness of Drainage, Soil Gas Exchange

XGD Project Supervisor Keith Kirsch and crew are embarking on a long journey from Kansas to Tacoma, WA to open up our first project in the pacific northwest at Lake Spanaway Golf Course beginning today. Keith did finish his three green project at Prairie Dunes CC, but couldn’t even get started at Wichita CC, due to the snow events, so we will have to return there later this spring.

Here is a picture of Keith seeding the greens this past August at Lake Geneva GC, WI:

XGD Systems managed the entire regrassing here, including the installation of the XGD Classic Greens Drainage System as well to enhance the greens infrastructure while the greens were under the knife. All the greens grew in exceptionally here thanks to superintendent Andy Kronwall. Here is a picture of one of our finished greens at Lake Geneva GC:

But, I digress back to Keith’s big trip. He won’t be alone as Greg Nichols and I are traveling out there next week as well to help host an XGD Field Day at Lake Spanaway GC, on Thursday, March 7th at 9:30 for any and all that would like to attend from the Tacoma/Seattle area. Keith and crew will be on site all week at Spanaway completing two greens. They will firstly complete the ninth green, and then be in action on Thursday on the third green, but please come by any time next week if in the area to take a look at how we are helping club superintendent Tony Bubenas take a few of his problem greens to the next level with the install of internal, subsurface greens drainage.

Lake Spanaway Golf Course is owned by Pierce County, who also own Chambers Bay GC, site of the 2015 US Open on fescue greens. Lake Spanaway GC hangs its hat on being a AV Macan course design along with John Harbottle II, and Ken Tyson opening in 1967. This will be our first greens restoration we have completed on a Macan course, so we are really pumped about seeing what the existing soil sub grade will show us, and perhaps give us a peek in to Macan’s initial greens infrastructure. Exciting stuff for sure, so please join us while we are in the area for a few weeks time and stop by Spanaway any time to see how XGD finishes a green in two days and opens it for play immediately thereafter.

Cheers for Now, Poor Old Dirt & Grass Farmer

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