The city’s only municipal golf course has been using potable drinking water for irrigation, but is switching to recycled water this week after the opening of a new $8 million treatment facility. The facility diverts and treats raw sewage and stormwater, and the reclaimed water is stored in two existing tanks. In a region starved…
The maintenance director and environmental consultant at the Boca Raton, Fla. property has been selected as the Overall and National Private recipient of the annual awards that recognize superintendents and their golf courses for overall excellence and best management practices. Alex Stuedemann of TPC Deere Run (Public Course) and Ken Nice of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Resort Course) were also selected for national recognition.
A neighboring community filed suit against the municipal property to require a net that’s more than 30 feet high and 320 feet long to protect homes from errant golf balls. However, some residents are concerned the netting will obscure the view of the bay.
Police responding to calls found the man, described as in his 50s, running while on fire near the tees of the 17th hole. An officer extinguished the flames but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. A fence near a stone restroom on the course was also burned.
A state-of-the-art irrigation system will be installed at the Pebble Beach, Calif., property by March, and the renovation’s contractor is using the method of hydro seeding on areas of the course. The Northern California Golf Association-owned property will also abandon 14.5 acres of previously irrigated turf, letting the area return to its native state, and ultimately use 20 percent less water annually.