With 50 days – or seven weeks and one day – to go, many of Le Golf National’s structures for the Ryder Cup are taking shape. The massive 6,500 seat grandstand with a spectacular view of the 1st tee and the 18th green already has some seating fixed into it, but there is still plenty of bare scaffolding to cover and fill.
Plenty of huge trucks are flying around the course’s roadways delivering all the materials and items to fill buildings like the hospitality suites.
The cranes that lifted the roof of the merchandise tent and public restaurant in the west main village have now disappeared and that building is well advanced, but additions such as Ryder Cup signage are still a few weeks away.
The Albatros course will be played on by the general public for almost another three weeks which will give the greenkeeping team a full month to work on the course without being disturbed. The greenkeeping team is also coping well with the continuing extremely hot and dry weather conditions. The course is requiring hand watering as well as a dowsing from the extensive sprinkler system.
Pictured top; A merchandising tent is close to being ready
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