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Tripp Davis and Associates Hired by The Powelton Club for Bunker Restoration Project

Tripp Davis and Associates (TDA)
is overseeing a major bunker restoration project at The Powelton Club in
Newburg, New York.  The historic club in
the heart of the Hudson River Valley was founded in 1892 and is one of the
oldest clubs in the U.S.  The course was originally
designed by Devereux Emmet in 1926.

The TDA plan is to rebuild the
bunkers in Emmet’s style with steep grass faces and strategic positioning,
while keeping the overall square footage more manageable.  The bunkers at Powelton had become too large,
historically speaking, and Davis and team will carefully downsize the overall
square footage throughout the golf course, in keeping with Emmet’s style of
designing slender bunkers.  Functionally,
TDA, along with golf course builder Frank O’Dowd of Intergolf, is installing
better drainage, bunker liners and a better grade of sand so that the playing
quality of the bunkers is better and the sand is easier to maintain over time.

“We were honored to be selected
for this renovation and restoration work at The Powelton Club and it was because
of our knowledge of Devereux Emmet and our overall reputation for historical
work and a track record of staying on budget,” said Davis. “Once we have
completed our work, the members are going to see their golf course suddenly
look ‘older’ with a more classic bunker style but with much better sand.  Even though bunkers are supposed to be places
to avoid strategically, I am really looking forward to seeing the members play
out of them.”

Construction started in early October of 2018 and should be completed by Spring 2019.

For
more information about Tripp Davis and Associates, please visit the website at www.tdagolf.net
or call 405-447-5259.

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