Vinyl seawall shares spotlight with Tiger during PGA Championship
Tiger Woods probably didn't know it, but the lake that he was trying to avoid hitting into while en route to his 2006 PGA Championship victory at Medinah Country Club near Chicago was surrounded by a ...
Tiger Woods probably didn’t know it, but the lake that he was trying to avoid hitting into while en route to his 2006 PGA Championship victory at Medinah Country Club near Chicago was surrounded by a new containment seawall made with C-Loc vinyl sheet piling from Crane Materials International (CMI), a manufacturer of plastic siding and decking.
Waterfront enhancement specialist Lakemaster Inc., of Muncie, Ind., was in charge of the seawall installation, and selected the Atlanta, Ga.-based CMI’s C-Loc for its combination of light weight, flexibility, durability and aesthetic appeal.
“We had to be careful that we didn’t hurt the greens, which is a big risk when you’re working with six to ten foot sheets,” Lakemaster Inc.’s Bud Willitzer said. “C-Loc is much lighter than steel, so we could manhandle it fairly easily.”
The C-Loc piling is also strong enough to withstand impact from the errant golf balls that occasionally smack into it, Willitzer continued, and resists fade from sunlight and other elements.
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