25 Nov 2017

Why to Choose Concrete over Asphalt in Cart Path Construction

While there are a lot of finer detailed involved in the construction of cart paths on the golf course, when laying them down, one of the biggest choices comes from picking the materials. While dirt paths turn to mud and gravel spreads all over your beautiful green, this only leaves two logical choices – asphalt or concrete. While some might enjoy the thought of beautiful black asphalt snaking its way in contrast to the green, the best choice from a quality standpoint is easily concrete. However, what makes concrete so much better for cart path construction?

Why to Choose Concrete over Asphalt in Cart Path ConstructionDurable

Unfortunately, the worst enemy of asphalt is water, and there is a lot of water involved in golf course maintenance. This causes the oils of the asphalt to wash away and increases the deterioration. However, concrete can stand up brilliantly to a sprinkler system. It can remain a smooth path for decades with very little maintenance whereas you need to spend for annual sealing with asphalt.

Non-Slip

Water on asphalt not only causes the oils to leak, but it actually makes asphalt much more slippery. However, concrete actually soaks up water. There is no oil slick and often no standing water making it so the wheels get excellent traction.

Color Variety

The thought of contrasting asphalt might seem like a major selling point, but you can have same with concrete. Think of concrete as a blank canvas. You can actually have a wide array of pigments incorporated into it to give you a beautifully colored path that serves as not an interruption of your course, but rather accents it.

If you are renovating your golf course, putting in new cart paths, or just beginning to build it from scratch, contact us today for more information on golf course construction and so our group of experts can answer all your questions.

10 Nov 2017

Hurricane Harvey: Natural Disaster Restoration for Golf Courses

Hurricane Harvey: Natural Disaster Restoration for Golf Courses

Located in Houston, Texas, Fusion Golf’s extended family was also devastated by Hurricane Harvey. While our community attempts to put our lives back together after a storm the size that history has never seen before, we are all overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of the destruction caused by the flooding and wind damage. Homes and businesses alike will need total replacement, rebuilding, or restoration. All of these projects large in size, with resources spread thin, and people still in shock, work needs to start immediately, so that our lives begin again and business returns to normal in Texas.

One of the most important parts of life in Texas the golf lifestyle and one of the most important places in any Texas community is the golf course. Business happens on the golf course. Vacation happens on the golf course. Life happens on the golf course. Our golf courses have closed due to catastrophic damages from Hurricane Harvey, and life will not seem normal in Texas until our golf courses are open once again. Our Texas clock runs on tee time.

Golf course owners and management teams know all this, and that immediate restoration of the golf course will get Texas back to business. While home and business owners have much to do to get their properties and lives back to normal, for a golf course owner, the size of the property does not compare, and it’s hard to know where to begin.

Fusion Golf LTD’s international golf construction company wants to focus our energy on Texas in the aftermath of this natural disaster until our golf courses can compete with the rest of the world again, and currently, many of them are underwater. Our way of life, our Texas golf lifestyle, is under water. Our team offers a wide range of services with a simple and straightforward path to designing, building, and restoring your golf course. We only accept projects that allow personal involvement of our principals to ensure the most efficient renovation. Contact us at Fusion Golf to discuss the current state of your golf course after Hurricane Harvey, and explore the options for reconstruction to get back on tee time.