To whom it may concern
My name is Marc Bingham and I have been a member at Red Rock Country Club, Las Vegas NV for 8 years.
I have been a Men’s Golf Association Board member and also it’s immediate past President.
Approximately 7 years ago, our course conditions were declining.
At our low point, we had lost 50%+ of our Greens, our Fairways were thin, and our Rough was 80% diseased.
To make matters worse, we had wet areas near several Greens, which were continually in a state of “lift, clean & place”.
I think one can easily understand why management at RRCC made a change in who manages our course.
Pro Turf International was brought in to resurrect our course and to begin their efforts during our 3 weeks of fall closure.
When the course was re-opened early that October, PTI had already regrown perhaps 80% of our Greens and Rough.
When the Rough or a Green was too far-gone to be re-grown it was replaced with sod.
Installing herringbone drainage solved the areas that were perpetually wet.
My philosophy is that if I do not cut my own grass, I have no right to tell growing professionals how to do grow their grass.
As President, PTI was always a joy to work with.
Every question a Board member or I asked was honestly answered.
When the answer was “no” to a certain project it was respected as much as the numerous times “yes” was the answer.
I believe we may be in year 4 of Pro Turf International caring for our course.
The course is in the best shape in Las Vegas, which includes the 2 TPC courses, and S. Highlands CC.
PTI has increased root growth length on our Greens from 1/2” to well over 6”.
Our greens are fast, receptive to iron shots, smooth and consistent.
Our fairways are now dense and no longer thin.
Our rough is mowed to a perfect height and rewards a finely executed shot.
I would like to recognize excellence and consistency in the following individuals:
George Folopoulus: RRCC Golf Superintendent
Alan Wright: Former 1st Assistant to the Golf Superintendent (Alan has since been promoted and I do not know his new title)
Jared: his honesty and follow through has been exceptional
I would heartily recommend PTI Golf to all that are in need of excellent course maintenance.