30 May 2019

Combat Nature’s Force with Planned Golf Course Renovations

Wildfires in the west, tornadoes across the central plains, and hurricanes on the east coast or along the Gulf of Mexico devastate golf courses every year. Beyond the spectacular natural disaster, golf courses are subject to multiple issues that lower playing value for customers and thus bring lower revenue as golfers seek other courses that have conquered those conditions that eventually plague every golf course. Sometime during the lifetime of a golf course, renovation becomes a necessity that cannot be avoided.

Combat Nature's Force with Planned Golf Course Renovations

Experienced golf course administrators understand that nature is a fluid challenge that must be met with planning and coordination to effectively maintain a challenging course that attracts golfers from surrounding communities and beyond. Nature is an unstoppable force. The quality of the golf experience declines as courses age. A mature golf course sees foreign grasses and weeds invade fairways, tees, and greens. Under normal circumstances, the removal and replacement of course grasses run along a 15-30-year cycle. In some instances, that cycle accelerates, creating the specter of a short-term golf business that declines and eventually fails.

Irrigation systems include both the delivery of water to thirsty courses and the capability to drain water away either through an effective underlying structure of sand and gravel or through the natural wicking of wind and sun. Both the introduction of water and the removal of excess hold paramount importance for the quality of a golf course. Older irrigations systems break down requiring removal and replacement of more than just the visible heads. Underground drainage systems eventually clog with fine material and must be replaced to reduce the damage caused by standing water.

The natural breakdown of soils brings small slides or soft spots that become unintentional hazards and eye soars that mar the charm of any golf course. Maintaining the integrity of hillsides, sand traps, and roughs are just as crucial to the quality golf experience as the maintenance of greens and tees.

At Fusion, we analyze the strengths and weaknesses of mature golf courses and recommend a gradual approach to improvements and renovations that keep the viability of the business intact. Our commitment is to the quality of the golf experience. Maintaining that experience for generations of golfers through the responsible renovation of mature golf courses is a central pillar of our business.

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21 May 2019

Golf Paths Are An Important Part Of The Game

Golf is a fun and relaxing sport. Many people play golf on the weekends or play in tournaments to pass the time. The way a golf course is laid out and taken care of can either create a long time passion for the sport or ruin it. This especially includes the golf cart path.

Golf Paths Are An Important Part Of The Game

Imagine a person getting in their golf cart ready to have a fun day of golf. They start-up their cart and began the short drive to the first hole. They’re excited and ready for a calming game of golf after the crazy week they had at work. Their blood pressure was through the roof and they just need this game to help de-stress. They are driving along when suddenly they hit a pothole. They keep going because accidents happen and they figure it’ll be fixed next time they come. Then out of nowhere, they hit a big crack on the path. Their golf clubs are clanking around in the back and they are getting irritable. They shrug it off and keep going because they want to play golf, but then they see another pothole coming up and they have to swerve the golf cart to miss it. They are upset and irritated. They are no longer looking forward to their game of golf they are just looking for the next pothole.

This experience can stop someone from continuing to go to that golf course and that is not good for any place. Here at Fusion Golf, we want to make sure you never have that problem on the cart path. We can repair or create a brand new cart path just for you. Whether you need rolled curving or blocked curving we can give you the best! We provide a service that will last you for years, and our team of experienced cart path constructors is ready for your cart path needs.

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15 May 2019

4 Benefits to Using Hydroseeding in Your Golf Course Design

Hydroseeding is very common among golf course construction. There are many reasons why it is preferred by many professional golf course construction management firms. Here are several benefits you can enjoy if you decide to use hydroseeding on your golf course:

4 Benefits to Using Hydroseeds in Your Golf Course Design

Benefit #1: Hydroseeds can grow at a faster rate

Hydroseeds can grow at a much faster rate when compared to dry seeds. This is mostly due to the product being a combination of seeds, fiber mulch, water and fertilizer. Once applied to the ground, the seeds have a higher chance of germination because the seeds are highly moisturized and are protected from natural elements like the wind, erosion and sunlight.

Benefit #2: Hydroseeds are more affordable

Another benefit of using hydroseeds is that they are more affordable than sod and other traditional seedlings. It’s a very economical choice if you would like an attractive, even turf in a short amount of time.

Benefit #3: Hydroseeds are environmentally friendly

Hydroseeds are also environmentally friendly since they are more likely to stay intact and bond with the soil. The strong bond also helps significantly  reduce the risk of erosion. On the other hand, turf made from sod is more prone to erosion and the wind can easily pollute the air with turf that is developed using seed and straw.

Benefit #4: Hydroseeds are customizable

Lastly, professionals prefer hydroseeds because they can be customized. For example, you can easily tailor its application to the shape of your golf course or you can use different types of seeds.

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Please contact us today if you would like more information about hydroseeds and are considering using this product. One of our team members would be happy to chat with you and explain in detail how it can benefit your golf course.