LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Southwest Greens (SWG) Construction is installing its high-performance PRO System turf at The Major Series of Putting (MSOP) stadium course off the Las Vegas strip. The venue will feature amenities such as state-of-the-art live leaderboards, grandstand seating, clubhouse, restaurant and sports bar and more.
“We are thrilled to host MSOP in such an exhilarating location, right in the heart of Las Vegas,” said Guillaume Béland, president and general manager of MSOP.
With millions in prize money, participants will compete for their share of the purse on a 20,000-square-foot, 18-hole par-36 putting course created by Nicklaus Design, the worldwide acclaimed golf course design firm. Nicklaus Design, founded by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, has created more than 400 golf courses in 41 countries. The course will feature surfaces from Southwest Greens’ Golden Bear line of turf, available exclusively through certified installers.
“Designing the official putting course for MSOP presented unique challenges and opportunities for Nicklaus Design. This is the first artificial 18-hole course we have designed strictly for putting,” said David Savic, design associate at Nicklaus Design.
“Installing our PRO System on the MSOP stadium course will provide the participants world-class performance that our customers have come to expect,” said Kevin Holinaty, president of Southwest Greens Construction. “We are proud to be a part of such an ambitious undertaking. Working alongside Nicklaus Design allows us to build a unique design concept within a stadium setting – something definitely not seen before.”
“Our vision is to design a sports venue where spectators will have clear views of all 18 holes from every seat in the house,” remarked Jeff Keas, senior principal at Populous. “We are creating an atmosphere that appeals to professional and amateur golfers alike.”
The 2017 MSOP Championship, expected to be the biggest putting tournament in history, will begin October 27th, 2017 in Las Vegas. The event will offer a wide variety of putting tournaments including singles and team events in stroke play and match play formats with exclusive events for women, amateurs and professional golfers. Entry fees and potential prize purses will vary by event.
To view a list of MSOP events featuring direct registration, visit MSOP.com/championship.
Major Series of Putting (MSOP) intends to entertain, challenge and thrill people with the simplest and most important golf element – Putting. To achieve such, MSOP will sanction the largest series of putting tournaments in history with millions of dollars in total prize money. In fabulous Las Vegas, participants from all walks of life will have the opportunity to test their skills - and nerves - as they compete over several days in high-stakes championship putting tournaments on a 20,000-square-foot surface created by world-leading Nicklaus Design. The fun is open to all as qualifying events are currently being held around North America in collaboration with local golf courses.
MSOP is a subsidiary of Lune Rouge Innovation, a new creative company inspired and controlled by Cirque du Soleil Founder Guy Laliberté.
For more information, visit www.MSOP.com.
About Southwest Greens Construction and Southwest Greens
Headquartered in The Netherlands, Southwest Greens Construction is the official golf course construction arm for Southwest Greens International. Southwest Greens Construction is responsible for all major golf course construction projects for Southwest Greens International, and as such has the most experienced installation and construction team in the industry.
Southwest Greens International is a division of Shaw Industries. With a multi-million dollar network of 75+ franchise operations worldwide, the Southwest Greens organization is regarded as the undisputed Global Leader in the sales, design, construction and maintenance of synthetic golf solutions. The Southwest Greens product is the preferred putting surface for more than 40 professional golfers on the PGA and LPGA Tours including the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Annika Sorenstam, Jim Furyk and Justin Rose.
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Shaw Industries is a full flooring provider to the residential and commercial markets. Shaw supplies carpet, hardwood, laminate, resilient, and tile/stone flooring products, as well as synthetic turf. Shaw Sports Turf is one of the leading synthetic turf companies in North America and has represented quality and innovation for more than two decades. Shaw’s Turf division consists of Shaw Sports Turf, Southwest Greens International, Shaw Grass and an exclusive partnership with Watershed Geo.