Is the Saucon Valley Country Club prepared for its close-up?
This week it once more will welcome the U.S. Senior Open.
Saucon Valley is the one course to host the open thrice. They know a bit one thing about what’s anticipated!
At over 7,000 yards there’s a lot for crews to cowl. The USGA does are available in to assist however crews right here say this course is just about skilled prepared on each day foundation.
From the tee, fairway, inexperienced and the tough. The Saucon Valley Country Club’s Old Course is a lower above.
“When we got here, we were impressed to see where the golf course was at.” Said USGA Agronomist or turf knowledgeable Zach Nicoludis
He teamed with Saucon Valley Director of Golf Courses and Grounds Jim Roney to tweak the course to championship stage.
“Instead of mowing grass at one continuous height, around the fairways we will give it a couple of different types of cut,” he mentioned.
Called a graduated lower, the farther from the green the longer it’s.
“How are the greens? “
They are actually quick, proper the place we wish them to be for the championship.” Dam Moeller said.
“A sensible ball linked to an app tells USGA’s Adam Moeller if the greens are easy.
“Good gauge to build the science in the art of figuring out the hole location so the greens don’t get too fast,” he mentioned.
An added 57 volunteers assist preserve the course on par the place work begins at 3:30 a.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m.
The repay? Praise from 3x PGA Major winner Irish golfer Padraig Harrington. He calls the outdated course, spectacular.
“It’s very nice. Good test. A big golf course suits my game.
I’m looking forward to it,” he mentioned.
USGA scouts out places 3-5 years prematurely.
Again there wasn’t a lot tweaking of the course. The USGA says it was at high stage even earlier than they got here.