29 Aug 2018

Signs a Golf Course Needs Renovation

As a superintendent of a golf course, you watch over it every single day. While the grass may grow, it sometimes seems like nothing else really ever changes. However, that’s not true. While the diligent maintenance of a superintendent slows down wear, it still happens and if you look at the same course every day, you can tend to miss it. However, what are some signs that it might be time for a little renovation?

Signs a Golf Course Needs Renovation

Antiquated Design

Golf course design is constantly evolving, but since the early 00’s, the design has made quite the change. No longer are the faux mounds and other flashy additions to the course in fashion, but rather now people prefer a simpler, natural look to their courses. If your course was designed in the 1980’s for 1980’s golf tastes, it is well beyond time to update.

Common Course Problems

Every superintendent knows that one area of their course where drainage is an issue or they have that one area that gets so much traffic that they have to replace the turf twice as much as anywhere else. If your course has issues that are a maintenance issue, perhaps it is time to work smarter instead of harder. Certainly you can continue to deal with these issues, or you could plan a renovation that finally fixes them.

Loss of Player Base

The issue with golf courses that don’t undergo at least some renovation every five to ten years is that they often see a drop off of their core player base. Perhaps your player base is of an older sort and they no longer want to deal with walking the large hills of your course or your core player base is simply grown bored with playing the same course year after year. If your customers are starting to dwindle, it may be time to shake things up a little.

Are you a superintendent considering a renovation of your golf course? Perhaps you are just looking to fix some of the common problems that it faces every day. Regardless, if you are looking to breathe new life into an old golf course, contact us today to see what Fusion Golf can do for you.

24 Aug 2018

Golf Course Bridge Construction: Tips For Buyers

A well-constructed bridge can be a wonderful addition to your golf course. Are you thinking of making a new investment? There are some important things to consider before you start to build.

Golf Course Bridge Construction: Tips For Buyers

Appropriate Design

A well-designed golf course is easily tarnished with a poorly designed bridge. If you don’t take the time to consider the aesthetic of your course, the new addition can easily take away from the intended atmosphere.

The material you use, the structure of the bridge, and the method of installation will all have an impact on your final results. Take the time to give your new bridge the attention it deserves. It’s never too late to ask for the help of a professional, as well!

Is It Budget Safe?

Before stepping too far into the design phase, be sure the new addition is both necessary and affordable. Research local zoning ordinances to ensure the construction meets legal standards. Some structures may require you to purchase a permit to build.

Environmental Impact

Always scope the installation site for critical environmental factors. You’ll need to ensure your new structure is optimized for the landscape without causing a negative impact. Avoid materials made from harsh chemicals which may affect local plant and wildlife.

However, we also need to look for environmental factors that are working against us. For example, running water will erode the construction over time. Humid environments have considerable effects on untreated wood.

Making A Decision

If you’re still not sure where to begin with your new bridge design, you may want to consider the help of a professional. It’s imperative to look for experienced golf course experts in your area. These experts know the local climate better than anyone and can tell you exactly what you need to get started.

Are you ready to build your new bridge? Contact us today!

09 Aug 2018

Rebuilding After Hurricane Harvey: Restoring Your Golf Course

After Hurricane Harvey tore through Houston destroying homes and businesses, there were questions as to whether Houston life would ever be the same again. One thing that Hurricane Harvey did not destroy was the indomitable spirit of Texans and the people of Houston. While neighbors come together to help each other from high water and to protect their most treasured possessions, businesses are also, slowly but surely, re-opening their doors for those much-needed comforts. Rebuilding After Hurricane Harvey: Restoring Your Golf Course

Rebuilding After Hurricane Harvey: Restoring Your Golf Course

Now more than ever people need time to relax to take the stress away from day-to-day life and there is no better way for Texans than on the golf course. Fusion Golf is here to help, not only in getting people back on the golf course to relax but also in getting Golf Course owners back making a profit to ease the burden in this very difficult time economically. Fusion Golf know how to start the process of restoring your golf course to its former glory whether it be water pumping, debris clean-up or providing insurance estimates with help the golf course and insurance companies.

Fusion Golf has considerable experience in all aspects of golf course disaster recovery including the clean up and demolition of damaged areas, operating specialized equipment in delicate areas and historical and architectural replication of previous designs. In addition to this we can look at the changes we can make to ensure that your course can hold up better against the elements.

Fire up your Texan spirit today and contact us to find out how you can restore your golf course to its former beauty.