The Bull at Pinehurst Farms was once home to one of the premiere Dairy Farms in the United States. Today, it is Wisconsin’s only Jack Nicklaus Signature Course. It is well known throughout the region for its sprawling vistas and difficult par threes that sink into the surrounding woods. With 18 holes of memorable golf ripe for the taking, The Bull is one of Eastern Wisconsin’s must-play courses.
Hot summers and frigid winters pose year round threats to the turf at Pinehurst Farms. To keep the Bent grass green throughout the year the course would need uniform and accurate watering on every run. It was also highly important that the irrigation system could be easily adjusted and serviced so the crew would have the ability to react to the changing watering needs.
To take the challenge head on, the staff turned to the Total Top Service (TTS) G800 series rotor casing with the G85 full circle and adjustable insert. With just one rotor to stock, the course can successfully water the complete variety of dog-leg, short and long fairways that abound from the first tee to the eighteenth green. With TTS capabilities, the crew can access every serviceable element of the rotor without digging or disturbing the turf.
Sitting in the clubhouse on the hill at The Bull, there is no shortage of praise from golfers. The course is as green and healthy as they come, and seemingly plays better every year. According to Superintendent Pat Shaw, “The course would not have stayed green throughout the perennial extreme weather changes of our region, and especially through the recent droughts we have experienced.”