We installed Capillary Concrete in a practice bunker at Capilano Golf and Country Club in West Vancouver BC this morning. Jamie Robb and his staff did a great job and were completely organized and had it ready to go. Rempel Brothers provided the Capcon mix for this one. 42 degree slopes and a lot of rain on occasion. The edge will be made by utilizing a sand bag covered in sod to create a rolled over look and to reduce potential soil contamination. I had never been to Vancouver but believe me, it is beautiful. Photos don’t do this golf course or the area justice.
I had the opportunity to work with the staff at TPC River’s Bend outside of Cincinnati yesterday to install Capillary Concrete in one of their bunkers on hole 8. This great bunch of guys got it done quickly, cleanly and efficiently. 1.5 hours for 1300 ft2 from start to finish including cleanup.
We went to Southern Hills in Tulsa on Thursday afternoon after completing installation training with Course Crafters at The Oaks.
We excavated under the lip we can stabilize the edge with Capillary Concrete. A drip system will also be installed. Some steep bunkers at Southern Hills!
45 golf industry professionals from around the area visited Landeryds Golf Club today to watch the ongoing installation of Capillary Concrete in all bunkers on the south course. Landeryd GC is one of the most successful golf clubs in Scandinavia with 45 holes and 3 600 members, and their continous work to improve and upgrade the golf course is headed by Course Manager Daniel Pantzar and his team of greenkeepers. Together with golf course architect Johan Benestam, the team is removing some bunkers and re-shaping others to improve strategy and design. All bunkers are being installed with Capillary Concrete to reduce maintenance and improve playability. Installation is going on in spite of the unusually cold and wet weather this week in Sweden. The winter has been fairly good and we hope spring will return very soon!
Head Greenkeeper Michael Kurth at the dramatic Mainzer Golf Club in Germany explains his take on Capillary Concrete (in German). “Really great to work with, simple to install. Greenkeeper team can do it themselves. Nice and clean!”
The Mainzer Golf Club has some of the most dramatic golf holes in the world. More to follow on this, but this hole, no 4, has a 200 feet drop from tee to fairway… for instance!
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