Golf Course Architecture - Green Pages 2021

14 AQUAFUSE BY CMF GLOBAL Keeping the legacy alive Joseph Fernandez, executive vice president of AquaFuse by CMF Global, discusses the preparation of Torrey Pines South course for the 2021 US Open T orrey Pines has been a landmark in San Diego since its inception in 1958. Hollywood royalty, military giants, US Presidents and everyday amateurs seek out the demanding golf course with views that span the city of San Diego and Pacific Ocean. Our business is located in San Diego, just a car ride away from the celebrated South course at Torrey Pines where Tiger Woods captured the world’s attention with his legendary performance, thwarting Rocco Mediate to win the 2008 US Open. Moments like this bring golfers from all over the world and keeps the South course busy, hosting 92,000 rounds a year. The city recognised the fact that to keep the legacy of the South course alive, a large-scale infrastructure renovation was needed to get the course prepared for the world’s best golfers who will compete at the 2021 US Open. In addition to improving the performance of the golf course, addressing the climbing water costs was also a top priority in the renovation, so a new irrigation system was needed. AquaFuse golf irrigation piping system was installed on the South course to make sure the layout would perform at its very best for the upcoming major tournament. This extremely challenging irrigation renovation was designed by Brent Harvey Consulting and built by Landscapes Unlimited. We have collaborated for many years and many of these projects have included AquaFuse. The scope of the project was to install Photo: AquaFuse by CMF Global The AquaFuse by CMF Global piping system is being installed at Torrey Pines South course ahead of the US Open 2021