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SITE VISIT TO CLEARWATER BAY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB (HONG KONG) - 2013-11-12

John Pryor on site for the Design Site Visit.

Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club Hydrogold has employed Hydrogold to re-configure the system hydraulics for this course that was remodelled by Thomson-Perrett in 2006. This dramatic coastal golf course has 108 m of elevation change over the site. Our objective is to revamp the configuration of the Pumps and Pressure Reducing Valves. This will provide a better operating pressure at the sprinklers and reduce the failure of pipes and fittings due to pressure surges.

SITE VISIT TO SAUJANA COUNTRY CLUB (MALAYSIA) - 2013-06-27

John Pryor on site for the Final Inspection of the Phase 2 works.

Hydrogold was employed in 2009 for the long-term renovation of the 36-hole Saujana Country Club in Kuala Lumpur. The renovation of the Bunga Raya Course, under the direction of Golf Course Architect Ted Parslow, has now been completed. We are now planning the renovation of their Palm Course under the direction of Golf Counsel, Ronald Fream who designed the original golf course back in 1985. It is good to continue our relationship with John Eu, their General Manager, who Hydrogold first worked with on the 1996 renovation of the Dalit Bay Golf and Country Club (also under Ted Parslow's direction).

SITE VISIT TO BALI NATIONAL GOLF RESORT (INDONESIA) - 2013-03-24

John Pryor at the burnt out shell of the Grand Bali Hotel.

I arrived at my hotel for the Site Visit to Bali National Golf Resort but it had burnt to a shell. Fortunately, it was the day before my arrival and not the day after.

Hydrogold designed the irrigation system for the renovation of the Bali National Golf Resort (formerly the Bali Golf and Country Club). The renovation is being carried out under the direction of Neil Haworth of Nelson & Haworth Golf Course Architects. Bruce Jellard, a long-time Asian expatriate, is the project manager for the renovation. This is a joint venture between Shangri-La (Hydrogold is designing the irrigation system their Hambantota Golf Course in Sri Lanka) and Ancora Sports (Hydrogold designed the irrigation system for their Senayan National Golf Club in Jakarta).

SITE VISIT TO BUKIT PANDAWA EXECUTIVE GOLF COURSE (INDONESIA) - 2013-03-22

John Pryor on site with Alit.

Bukit Pandawa Executive Golf Course is a new 18-hole Executive Golf Course designed by Bob Moore of JMP Golf Design. Hydrogold is please to continue our strong association with JMP Golf Design which started on the Royal Sumatra Golf Course (Indonesia) back in 1995.

IRRIGATION AUDIT AT PINJARRA PARK RACE CLUB (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) - 2013-02-20

John Pryor on site assessing the condition of the irrigation system for a potential upgrade.

This top-class regional race club, which rivals its metropolitan stable-mates, has a racing history going back to 1891. Hydrogold was employed to assess the existing irrigation system (designed by Hydrogold associate, Steve Peck) and make recommendations for renovation of the system.

IRRIGATION TRAINING AT SKY72 GOLF COURSE (SEOUL, KOREA) - 2013-01-14

Jim Prusa organised the well-attended winter training sessions at the SKY72 Golf Course in Incheon, Korea. John Pryor presented on irrigation topics. The weather was cool but the Korean reception was warm.

For me it was a rare opportunity to visit a golf course that clears the snow daily to allow these passionate Korean golfers to play. Even got to try the tool to break the frozen ground to allow the golfers to insert their tee!

For more information on Hydrogold's training, check out our Training Page

HYDROGOLD'S DESKTOP CALENDAR - Posted on 2013-01-01

Click here to download Hydrogold's 2013 computer desktop calendar...

Gives you a calendar background for your computer desktop with significant Asian region holidays and industry events.