Entries by Adam Lawrence

Rangeline improves range economics and visuals

Rangeline improves range economics and visuals: Sand bunkers are expensive items for golf courses to maintain, given the standards now expected by golfers. This level of maintenance is only justifiable for bunkers that get plenty of use: if a lot of players visit a bunker, then it is worth spending the money to keep it […]

Ryder Cup on course with Capillary Bunkers

Ryder Cup on course with Capillary Bunkers: Next week’s Ryder Cup at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club outside the Italian capital, Rome, will again be played on a course whose bunkers have been lined with the Capillary Bunkers system. Marco Simone, originally designed by American architect Jim Fazio, was completely rebuilt by Dave […]

Six months work experience on Ryder Cup course

Six months work experience on Ryder Cup course: Four young greenkeepers from around Europe are coming to the end of a unique six-month work experience placement at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome, the host of this year’s Ryder Cup. And their stay will culminate in golf’s biggest spectacle, the Cup itself, being […]

Bunkers still drain six years on

Bunkers still drain six years on: Opened in 1924, Dubsdread in Orlando is the oldest public course in Central Florida. Formerly the site of the Orlando Golf Open, it played host to great names such as Hogan and Snead. The course was rebuilt by architect Mike Dasher in 2007/8, and its bunkers were reconstructed at […]

Saving money from day one

Saving money from day one: Kyle Swart, superintendent of the Oakwing club in Louisiana, estimates he will save up to $85,000 a year from his new Capillary Bunkers. “When we had a tournament, before we redid the bunkers, our biggest fear was rain in the days before the event,” says Kyle Swart, superintendent at the […]

New starters herald a bright year

New starters herald a bright year: Following on from a record-breaking year in 2022, Capillary Concrete, the world-leader in sportsfield drainage and moisture control, has made a number of key appointments aimed at enabling it to move even further forward in 2023 and beyond. In the golf sector, the company’s biggest market, Capillary has appointed […]

Sealing off the clay at Carolina

Sealing off the clay at Carolina: Donald Ross designed the Carolina Golf Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1929. Over the years, the course grew away from Ross’s original design; repeated edging changed the shape of the bunkers, and tree growth narrowed the hole corridors. In 2008, thereforem, the club hired noted Ross expert architect […]

Four acres of Capillary Bunkers at Sagamore

Four acres of Capillary Bunkers at Sagamore: Founded in 2004, the Sagamore Club to the north of Indianapolis has a lot of bunker sand. In fact, according to superintendent Dan Grogan, who has been with the club since 2006, it has a total of four acres of formal bunkers, with high-sand flashed faces into the […]

‘Top notch’ says super at Echo Valley

‘Top notch’ says super at Echo Valley: The Echo Valley Country Club has just completed installing the Capillary Bunkers liner on all of its 27 holes, and head superintendent Ryan Lux says he is delighted with the results. Echo Valley was founded in the 1960s, and its initial eighteen holes were designed by architect Larry […]

Panamanian club installs Capillary Bunkers

Panamanian club installs Capillary Bunkers: Nicklaus-designed, the Santa Maria golf club is a private club in Panama City, opened in 2012. Managed by Troon Privé, Santa Maria also includes a five star Luxury Collection by Marriott hotel. Panama is a tropical climate, and this caused challenges for the club’s maintenance crew, especially given the large area […]