If you want someone with passion, vision and serious attention to detail, who will help you
to deliver exquisite surfaces at an affordable budget - look no further than Greg Evans.
He is a true pioneer in our industry.
Our Mission: To Provide First Class Playing Surfaces
Short Game Facilities
Working alongside architects, committees, and course managers, Greg has been involved in upgrades to practice facilities across the UK. Reforming short game areas to first class chipping and pitching zones not only enhances the golfer’s experience, but it gives a club another attractive feature to improve customer acquisition and retention.
Considering the existing area and landscape to ensure a new facility blends into the existing surroundings seamlessly is crucial for these projects. Greg has been involved in the management of short game facility upgrades that meet the USGA specification, as well as more cost-effective solutions, for example, excluding gravel if drainage is positive.
A technique that Greg deems invaluable to a successful upgrade is the ‘coring’ method, taking samples from a club’s greens and transferring them to the new area. This sustainable approach redistributes indigenous grass, giving all areas a homogenous appearance.
Bunkers are integral to a golf course’s character. They not only create hazards and encourage strategic play but when designed correctly with good drainage they enhance the landscape. Too often we see bunkers with poor shaping, but with a careful eye and the skill of an experienced designer, they can be a great asset to any course.
Greg Evans project manages bunker constructions and renovations. Whether it is completely outsourced or done in-house to control costs, a course can have great bunkers at a competitive price.
During his time as Course Manager at Ealing Golf Club, Greg led a complete overhaul of their drainage system of this 125 years old site that sits on the London clay basin.
Water movement is key to a course's performance and infrastructure. In summer an efficient irrigation system keeps the grounds hydrated; in winter this water needs to be released. A combination of adequate soil profile, drainage, and ditch network with the necessary outlets provides the perfect escape, only improved if the water is captured and reused, in a reservoir for example.
Designing a drainage system has become essential to a course’s agronomic plan. Whether installing pipework to transport water through the profile quickly or improving the topsoil by implementing an aggressive aeration and sand programme, getting this infrastructure right is fundamental.
An irrigation infrastructure demands frequent servicing and auditing after installation. Though general instinct is to only consider irrigation when its warm and hot, the key is to prepare your system when it is raining and wet, planning for when you absolutely need it during the summer months.
Greg's experience with improving irrigation ranges from completing system audits to overseeing the installation of new systems. Over two decades he has been involved in full upgrades to partial phased improvements. If
completed in the correct manner, it can save a course manager’s time and allow the greenkeeping team to focus on the day-to-day maintenance.