Entries by Adam Lawrence

Environmental award final for Capillary Concrete

Environmental award final for Capillary Concrete: Swedish-owned golf bunker liner specialist Capillary Concrete has been nominated as a finalist in an international competition to find sustainable and natural alternatives to artificial turf on school and preschool yards.  Capillary Concrete has a complete base-system for artificial turf which completely contains any micro-plastic contaminations. Three finalists have […]

New distributors for Capillary Concrete

New distributors for Capillary Concrete: Global bunker liner and water management specialist Capillary Concrete has appointed four new distributors to help improve its coverage across the world of golf. The new distributors cover various different regions, including the American Midwest, India and South Korea. Chicago-based golf course supplier Clesens will represent Capillary Concrete across much of […]

New business for renowned greenkeeper

New business for renowned greenkeeper: Chris Haspell, formerly course manager at Castle Stuart Golf Links in Scotland, and project manager of the ill-fated Coul Links project near Royal Dornoch has launched a turf and golf business consultancy. Chris Haspell & Associates aims to help golf clubs across the world deal with turf, construction, ecological and […]

‘Naturalised EcoBunkers’ the solution

‘Naturalised EcoBunkers’ the solution: Rebuilt a few years ago by architect and former European Tour player David J. Russell, the famous Machrie links on the Scottish island of Islay has now almost finished the construction of the bunkers on the new-look course. And, according to course manager Dean Muir, it is only the use of […]

Tynemouth’s members pitch in

Tynemouth’s members pitch in: Tynemouth Golf Club in the north-east of England, opened in 1913 and designed by Willie Park Jr, is reaping the benefit of an innovative bunker renovation programme, carried out with the help of synthetic bunker edging solutions provider EcoBunker Ltd. “It was pretty obvious that we had to do something about […]

Irish links extends bunker longevity

Irish links extends bunker longevity: The Island GC outside Dublin, generally regarded as one of Ireland’s finest courses, has rebuilt a large proportion of its revetted bunkers using a new solution from synthetic bunker solutions provider EcoBunker. The course, which is currently undergoing a renovation at the hands of architects Mackenzie and Ebert, has adopted […]

Ecobunker enables Sandbelt style bunkers

Ecobunker enables Sandbelt style bunkers: The famous courses of the Melbourne Sandbelt, notably Royal Melbourne and Kingston Heath, are distinctive for many reasons, but one of the most important is the characteristic bunker style created by Dr Alister MacKenzie and his collaborators Alex Russell and Mick Morcom.  Sandbelt bunkers are characterised by their size, by […]

EcoBunker at unique ‘golf lounge’

EcoBunker at unique ‘golf lounge’: One of the most unusual and innovative golf projects in the world is taking shape in Mexico City, and EcoBunker technology is playing a critical role. Architect Agustin Piza was commissioned by his client, a leading Mexican executive, to build a golf practice facility in the grounds of the client’s […]

65% Water Saving From Hydroponic Tee Box

65% Water Saving From Hydroponic Tee Box: Capillary Concrete’s revolutionary new Capillary Hydroponics system is delivering outstanding results a year into its first major customer installation, at the Hawk’s Landing Golf Club in Orlando, Florida. Last September/October, Capillary Concrete built a new tee box at Hawk’s Landing, incorporating the Capillary Hydroponics system, along with superintendent Josh Kelley’s team and […]

Le Golf National’s Short Game Area

Le Golf National’s Short Game Area: Not content to rest on its laurels after the stunning success of last year’s Ryder Cup, the team at Le Golf National is continuing to invest in its facilities, building a substantial new training area for short game practice. Located between the sixteenth green of the Albatros course and […]