Up­grad­ing Works At TPC Kuala Lumpur

Project at the West Course is on track as it pre­pares to host the 2018 CIMB Clas­sic

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SNovem­ber, ren­o­va­tion works to re-sur­face all the greens on the TPC Kuala Lumpur’s West Course with Tifea­gle Ber­muda grass, and fair­ways and tee boxes with ‘Cel­e­bra­tion’ Ber­muda grass have pro­gressed as planned. Both grasses used are iden­ti­cal to those at TPC Saw­grass, home to THE PLAY­ERS Cham­pi­onship, which is the PGA TOUR’S an­nual flag­ship tour­na­ment in the United States.

“All 18 West greens were suc­cess­fully re-turfed in mid-march and are now in the grow­ing-in phase while the re-turf­ing ex­er­cise on six re­main­ing tee boxes and six fair­ways will be com­pleted by the end of May, pro­ceeded by a three-month grow­ing-in pe­riod,” said TPC Kuala Lumpur Head of Agron­omy, Mohd Nizam Oth­man.

By the end of Septem­ber, the West Course is ear­marked to be in prime cham­pi­onship con­di­tion to test the PGA TOUR’S lead­ing stars at the CIMB Clas­sic later in Oc­to­ber and also pro­vide TPC Kuala Lumpur mem­bers with a greater play­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Mohd Nizam said a min­i­mum green speed of 12 on the stimp­me­ter will be achieved upon com­ple­tion of the project while the up­graded fair­ways will present a new level of firm­ness which cre­ates ideal com­pe­ti­tion con­di­tions sim­i­lar to other PGA TOUR host venues.

The ma­jor make-over at the West Course has been de­liv­ered through

Work­ers un­der­tak­ing the stol­o­niz­ing pro­ces

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