Friday, March 7, 2014

Tournament Enhancements

As preparations for the 2014 PLAYERS continues, numerous areas of the Stadium Course have been targeted for spectator/fan enhancement.  One such area is the spectator walkway from the Nicklaus Gate to the #17 viewing areas.  Championship Management, the tournament operations arm of the PGA TOUR,  financed this project, which included adding a vegetative screening along this primary spectator walkway.  Bottlebrush shrubs and the ornamental grass Paspalum were utilized to create an instant wall of foliage which in turn screens off an area of utilities that are needed to supply power to the numerous hospitality tents.  Other elements of the project included the addition of topsoil to create a bermed effect, the addition of drainage and irrigation.