Matt Ginella (Golf Channel, Host): As design week rolls on and we continue to pull back the curtain of golf course architecture we head back out to the renovation of a Florida municipal where the changes above the ground were impressive and are being well received but what’s not so obvious although equally critical to the WP9’s on-going success is what’s happening underground.
Matt Ginella (Golf Channel, Host): Somewhere between a church and a cemetery, train tracks and crowded streets sits an iconic little slice of municipal golf in America. The less than twenty dollar green fee gets you 2,500 yards from the tips and features three point threes, four part fours, two part fives, play 9-holes or cross the street six times. For over a hundred years, Winter Park Golf Course has hosted a wide variety of swings, ages and expertise from Mcfalda to families of four, WP9 had given way to Faulker time.
Matt Ginella (Golf Channel, Host): This week design week, we take a closer look at a city, the architects and a mini municipal setting itself up for another century of generational golf, valuable green space and everything else the game gives back to the community and they did it all in spite of me trying to help.
Matt Ginella (Golf Channel, Host): They’ve got every bit the science and technology going in the ground that the finest courses in the world have. Nothing is different here than the ground here than would be at Augusto or Pebble Beach. Let’s get a better sense at what’s going on under the ground.
Chris Menno (Stahlman-England, Golf Department Manager): So here’s a Matt, here’s a little mock up kind of what’s in the ground out there, the flow would be three hundred and fifty gallons a minute give or take. This is all welded and I’m going to flip this up. This lever drives the carriage forward and backwards. So it’s just evening it up. All of those shavings are recycled. Watch real close! Wow and roll back! The machine is not pushing on the heater right now it’s just touching the edges. We are going to build up a molten layer backwards into the pipe and that molten layer is what eventually can interface with each other and become a finished fuse. If you look at the cross section of it, you really can’t tell where it is it’s become one piece of pipe.
Don Mahaffey (Irrigation Consultant): If you fuse it right and take the time and follow the process it’s forever.
Chris Menno (Stahlman-England, Golf Department Manager): Wow, now we’re good to go!
[This video was captured at the Winter Park Country Club in the City of Winter Park, Florida in the Greater Orlando area.]