Published on March 7, 2014
Golf Course Construction New build, renovations & Restorations
Abu Dhabi Golf, 2010 - Haradine The Four Pillars With more than 20 years’ experience, the managing and executive team of ProGolf as gathered the knowledge and experience to build top level golf courses and is ready to deploy and mobilize. Having completed large projects in Europe, The Middle East and now also in Brazil, the company seeks to successfully implement their projects by acting in a manner that obtains a quality product in the time frame required. We always seek to achieve the best relationship and balance in the following criteria: • • • • Biophysical Agronomic Environmental Hydraulics The care and attention given to these items, allows us to create golf courses that are: • • • • Integrated into the environment With easy maintenance due to a more rational and careful execution With better utilization of water resources Healthier, and therefore less expensive to maintain The final result to this equation is: Healthier Golf Courses well integrated in the surroundings, allowing for the ultimate golf player experience. ProGolf is pleased to present here a general overview of our golf course construction team activities. With decades of experience around the world, ProGolf’s team delivers new build, renovations & restorations for the most demanding clientele to the highest specifications, while adhering to timely delivery and budget performance. The following pages exhibit examples of the international expertise of our team, acquired as active collaborators of their previous companies, where they bring to life the designs by great names of golf course architecture.
NATURE AND TECHNOLOGY Turn key project ProGolf has a multi-faceted team that ensures full implementation of a golf course at all stages: To achieve a level of performance that integrates the site into the local landscape and creating a perfect harmony between play areas and surroundings, ProGolf uses shaping team with demonstrated experience in the international market. For a rigorous implementation of the project, respecting the designed areas and grades, ProGolf uses modern equipment for measurement and control. • Earth movements are monitored and embankment slopes and depths of lakes are accurately measured with topographic equipment. • Clearing • Earthworks • Designed green and tee grades are accurately respected. • Shaping • • Drainage • Irrigation The courses are seeded according to the most advanced technologies like hydro seeding, which allows the execution of this task without damaging the finishing. • Construction of greens, tees, bunkers and cart path • • Seeding / Sprigging Constant attention is paid to all details of the irrigation installation system in order to make sure it functions correctly without gaps in coverage. • Grow In • Maintenance • The machinery used is the result of selections and adjustments made over the years, allowing for a high definition finishing. • The materials used will always comply with the specifications and if necessary we use laboratory analyses to measure and assure quality, using the standards of the USGA. The result of this precision is a guarantee of having a golf course that follows the design intention of the signature designer.
No barriers All executive positions at ProGolf are occupied by professionals fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish & French Some team leaders of our crew are Moldavians and Romanians, wish speak also Russian This enables a complete interaction between owners, designers and most laborers and foreigners, avoiding miscommunication that can result in schedule delays or misinterpretation of crucial tasks for the full success of the project. While we endeavor to enlist local labor, all our machine operators, shapers, technical and irrigation leaders are experienced in all facets of golf course construction; while performing to the highest standards; mentoring and directing local labor. ProGolf • Currently we have one active project in Brazil and have the capacity to run 2-3 projects concurrently internationally. We pride ourselves in detailed and quality delivery for our clients and will only ever engage in select projects through personal referrals. • Experience gained in the execution of courses designed by Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Nick Faldo, Martin Hawtree, Howard Swan, Christy O’Connor, Santana da Silva, among others. We are also currently reviewing select projects with Ernie Els Design. Works executed with respect for the environment;- Courses capable of providing a refined recreational experience. • (UNDER CONSTRUCTION) We are a team with knowledge and experience that can meet diverse challenges and is capable of producing top quality Golf Courses. • Fazenda boa vista - PALMER • Build to avoid unnecessary maintenance expenses. • Multidisciplinary team solidified by years of working together.
Benjamim Neves da Silva has a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Algarve. Specializes in the construction of golf courses and masterlanned landscaping, with over 20 golf courses completed during his career, he is proud to count the iconic Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, an 18-hole signature course designed by Gary Player, in UAE ; Amendoeira Golf Club Algarve, 36-hole, designed by Nick Faldo and Christy O’Connor Jr; and Portugal’s number 1 course and Top 5 in Europe Monterei Golf Club, the first Jack Nicklaus signature course in Portugal as highlights of his portfolio. He is fluent in English, French and Portuguese. Gil Bernardo Jacques Zdanowski graduated in Business Administration. He has extensive experience in the development of investment properties, including condominium projects and resorts with golf courses. The last golf project he managed, he functioned as the owner’s representative at Pinheirinho Golf Estates, Portugal, a 27-hole Championship Golf Course designed by Santana da Silva and Cabell Robinson. THE TEAM The hallmark and true value of ProGolf is its management team. Comprised of three professionals from different areas, witch complement each other and guarantee the constant quality of services. Benjamim Silva specializes in building golf courses and oversees the implementation of the project with his experience and constant involvement on site from beginning to end; Gil Zdanowski has a Master’s Degree in finance and administration and ensure perfect control and utilization of companies resources; and Antonio Carlos Miranda is a constant presence in the direction of the projects, and also jointly responsible for implementing the work. António Carlos Miranda holds a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro. He has been associated with Benjamin since 1998 and has worked with architects like M. Hawtree, Gary Player and Santana da Silva, among others. Brazil is heralding the return of Golf in the Olympics in 2016, and he is responsible for ProGolf activities there since 2010, setting a new standard in the construction of golf course with the countries’ first signature design.
TOP QUALITY GOLF COURSES * laranjal, 2008 - SANTANA AMENDOEIRA, 2008 - FALDO Salgados Golf Club (1992/1993) Robert Greeves, 18-hole course Amarante Golf Resort (1995/1996) Jorge Santana da Silva, 18-hole course Marvão Golfe Club (1997/1998) Jorge Santana da Silva, 18-hole course Pinhal Golf (1998) ** Martin Hawtree, 18-hole course Belas Clube de Campo (1998/1999) Rocky Roquemore, 18-hole course Abu Dhabi Golf, 2010 - Haradine Millenium Golf Resort (1999/2000) Martin Hawtree, 18-hole course Vila Sol Golf Resort (2000/2001) Saadiyat, 2010 - Player MONTEREI, 2009 - nicklaus Donald Steel, 9-hole course Palheiro (2001) ** Jorge Santana da Silva, 18-hole course Palheiro Golf (2001/2002) Jorge Santana da Silva, 6-hole course Quinta da Boavista Golf (2002/2003) Howard Sawn, 18-hole course MillÉnium, 2000 - Hawtree Monterei Golf Club (2005/2006) Jack Nicklaus, 18-hole course Pinheiros Altos Sul (2006) ** Brian Evans, 18-hole course Amendoeira Golf Club (2006/2008) Nick Faldo/Cristy O’Connor, 36-hole course Laranjal (2007/2008) Jorge Santana da Silva, 18-hole course Saadiyat Beach Golf Club (2008/2009) Gary Player, 18-hole course The Herdade do Pinheirinho (2009/2011) Jorge Santana da Silva, 27-hole course Abu Dhabi Golf Club (2010) ** Peter Haradine, 18-hole course Santo da Serra (2011) ** 18-hole course Fazenda da Boa Vista (Under Construction) Arnold Palmer, 18-hole course Executive Courses: Palmela Village (2004) Colina Verde (2001) Jorge Santana da Silva, 18-hole course Jose Cavaco, 9-hole course Pinheiros Altos Golf Resort (2005) Quinta de Jós (2002) Jorge Santana da Silva, 9-hole course Martin Hawtree, 9-hole course (*) - Golf Courses built by Benjamim Silva as partner of other companies; (**) - Renovation.
ProGolf Brasil ProGolf Europa (Office Headed by António Carlos Miranda) (Office Headed by Benjamim Silva) Rua Jaú, 231 CEP 06408-140 Vila Morellato Barueri SP, Brasil firstname.lastname@example.org (+55) 11-99878-2586 E.N. 125, S. Lourenço Apartado 3132 8135-027 Almancil, Portugal email@example.com (+351) 963050248
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