Golf Course Architecture - Issue 75, January 2024

89 EYEBROW (E.G. BLINDNESS) PROMOTED SOX Erosion Solutions Booth: 3934 SOX Erosion Solutions designs, manufactures, and distributes bioengineered erosion control systems. These solutions effectively protect, preserve, and restore shoreline and hillside erosion while promoting vegetation growth. SOX systems are constructed with “RipStop” technology and a built-in anchoring system which are lightweight and designed to provide a resilient solution. SOX provides education to companies on specifying, bidding, selling and installing its “living shoreline” erosion control systems and perimeter control devices. DredgeSOX and ShoreSOX both feature a double layer of knitted polyethylene mesh filled with dredged sediment, creating an immediately solid and secure living shoreline. Both systems are quick to install and have little to no impact on surrounding property, making them the preferred method for projects involving lakes and other water bodies. Products from SOX Erosion Solutions improve stability, safety, aesthetics, root structure, and water quality Solution Outcome Problem Tee-2-Green Booth: 1754 Tee-2-Green has played a crucial role in the golf course restoration at Pasatiempo Golf Club in California. The project, which is being led by architect Jim Urbina, is to renovate greens and bunkers on the Alister MacKenzie design that originally opened in 1929. Pasatiempo’s aim is to restore greens closer to their original design. The club consulted with Tee-2-Green and is using its Prestige Premium bentgrass blend on the putting surfaces. The blend is a mix of Pure Distinction and Pure Select, with these varieties available through grass distributor Tempoverde. The front nine reopened in December 2023, with the back nine shutting down in April, after the club hosts the Western Intercollegiate, for six months. All 18 renovated greens are expected to be in play by winter 2024. Tee-2-Green products are being used for the Pasatiempo restoration Photo: Pasatiempo Golf Club