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 Tuckmill, Baltinglass,
 Co.Wicklow, Ireland.
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Email : dargolf@eircom.net

Edmondstown Golf Club

DAR Golf Construction Ltd remodelled 31 bunkers in Edmondstown Golf Club. All bunkers were reshaped to prevent water flowing into them. Bunkers were re-turfed and then SportBond was installed.  All bunkers were back in play after a very short time.


 
       Edmondstown Golf Club
Edmondstown
 

“The quality of the work, the ability to manage the project, willingness to be flexible in construction, accommodating in the process, a great depth of knowledge and an appreciation for the site and golf design are all critical to achieving a successful job. The team at DAR Golf possess all of these qualities
   
   Ken Kearney, Golf Design



Cork Golf Club

 

DAR Golf Construction Ltd was appointed to remodel all bunkers in Cork Golf Club involving re-shaping, drainage, turfing and installing SportBond.  A new green complex and tee-complexes were also constructed along with sleeper lined buggy paths.

 
     
Cork Golf Club
CorkGC
 

 
Following research by the project committee and recommendations from other golf clubs, DAR Golf Construction Ltd. were awarded the contract to carry out these works.  The project included renovation of all bunkers (inc. SportBond), 4 new sets of tees and total redesign of the 12th green and surrounds.  DAR Golf carried out these works to the highest possible standard, on time and within budget and in my opinion the reasons for this are: there was always a member of the D'Arcy family on site, range of their equimpent, well trained work force, willingness to accommodate Club schedule and attention to detail.  I would have no hesitation in recommending DAR Golf Construction Ltd. for any project and look forward to working with them in the near future, when we continue with Phase 2 & 3 of the course reconstruction

Matt Sands, General Manager        Anthony Gillis, Course Superintendent
 

Grange Golf Club

DAR Golf Construction Ltd started work in Grange Golf Club remodelling the 14th and 15th greens and 16 bunkers. Since then we remodelled all 66 bunkers throughout the course, constructed new tees and we also installed lateral  and slit drainage.


 
   
Grange Golf Club
Grange GC Photo
 
 
DAR Golf Construction Ltd. were awarded a contract to reconstruct the bunkers and the green complexes on the 14th and 15th holes in Grange Golf Club.  The work commenced in September and was completed on schedule in early October.  As chairman of the Course Committee in Grange Golf Club I have the highest praise for the standard of workmanship and construction expertise in DAR Golf Construction.  I am delighted to say they have been awarded a further contract to carry out reconstruction of all the sand bunkers in Grange Golf Club                          
Dermot Murphy, Chairman Course Committee

DAR Golf carried out green construction, bunker renovation and drainage work at Grange.  The quality of work was excellent and professional approach by DAR was outstanding 
Michael Foxe, Agronomist

DAR Golf have proven to be extremely professional with every aspect of the works carried out, seamlessly bringing together the needs of the Architect, course staff and the club members
Jonathan Palmer, Superintendent
 

Arklow Golf Club

DAR Golf Construction Ltd have carried out various remodelling projects in Arklow Golf Club throughout the years.  At present we have constructed 10 green complexes including bunkering, 2 new lakes and tee complexes.




     Arklow Golf Links
Arklow GC Photo
 


 
"The re-modelling works at Arklow Golf links where new greens and tee complexes are being created in existing dune land to make them appear as if they were always there thanks to the expert shaping of the experienced operators at DAR Golf Construction Ltd"                                                        

Eddie B. Connaughton, B.Sc.Golf Course Designer


"The quality of work has enhanced the links characteristics of the course. Because of DAR Golf's experience in links construction the work has exceeded our expectations.  The end result is something we are really proud of"
Jim Tancred, Captain 2007
 


Birr Golf Club

DAR Golf Construction Ltd was appointed to remodel the 7th and 12th greens in Birr Golf Club. After finishing the project the landscape noticeably changed on the two complexes and the final product is a huge success with the members.

 

      Birr Golf Club
Birr GC Photo
 


“The quality of the work, the ability to manage the project, willingness to be flexible in construction, accommodating in the process, a great depth of knowledge and an appreciation for the site and golf design are all critical to achieving a successful job. The team at DAR Golf possess all of these qualities”
       

 Ken Kearney, Golf Design

Working with DAR Golf on the course redevelopment of Birr Golf Club was extremely straight forward and enjoyable. DAR Golf Construction are a highly professional organisation and the work which they carried out at our club was to the highest standard. I would not hesitate to recommend them to any club or course.

 Michael Horan, Birr Golf Club



 Wicklow Golf Club

DAR Golf Construction Ltd remodelled 10 bunkers in Wicklow Golf Club.  All bunkers were shaped to divert water, new drainage and SportBond was installed. Bunkers were re-turfed and were all back in play after a short time. 



    
Wicklow Golf Club.
Wicklow GC Photo
 

"We used DAR Golf Construction for the remodelling of problematic bunkers in Wicklow Golf Club. The attention to detail, the skill of the machine operators and the finished job were second to none and of the highest quality imaginable. The drainage in the bunkers was corrected and SportBond was installed. After recent heavy rainfall and flooding I arrived to work and was amazed to find that all the new SportBond bunkers had no wash down and were completely dry.  The rest of the bunkers required much reinstatement work to be brought back into playing condition by all our staff and some bunkers had to remain closed.  We will definitely be getting DAR Golf  Construction back to complete the rest of our bunker programme."

  Casey O Brien, Superintendent



Portmarnock Golf Club

DAR Golf Construction Ltd. were appointed to carry out a major drainage project in Portmarnock Golf Club which involved removing natural sand dunes and mounding, for access to install 200mm drainage pipe. All dunes were then reinstated to their natural form and turfed with marram grass.  We also remodelled a fairway, raising it from the water table and installing lateral and slit drainage. New tee complexes were built on the 15th and 18th holes.

 
     
Portmarnock Golf Club
Portmarnock GC Photo
 

"In September of 2010 Portmarnock Golf Club carried out extensive drainage works on holes 4, 5 and 6.  This work was undertaken by DAR Golf Construction Ltd.  I am pleased to say that DAR Golf provided a full turnkey solution to the Club’s drainage problems  including Design and Specifications.  
The quality of the work was excellent and more importantly the results were immediate.  DAR Golf was also excellent in making good any associated damage.  DAR Golf also undertook re-modelling/construction on three tees and again this was carried out on time and to a very high standard.  For the following reasons I would have no hesitation in working with DAR Golf in the future or in recommending DAR Golf to any prospective Golf Club on the basis of:
  • The complete “turnkey” package provided
  • Their use of state of the art equipment
  • Very keen pricing
  • The professional approach and their willingness to go the “extra mile” if needed
  • Their flexibility and commitment to a quality finish and other considerations such as disruption to members times
  • Provision of allas laid pipes in CD format
Finally, the results speak for themselves, the drains are functioning perfectly and the Club is very pleased with all aspects of DAR’s workmanship."
John J Quigley, General Manager          Gary Johnstone, Links Manager
  


Malahide Golf Club

DAR Golf Construction Ltd remodelled the red nine in Malahide Golf Club.  All green surrounds and 4 green bases were remodelled, all fairway and green side bunkers and tee complexes were remodelled.  3 new lakes, lateral and slit drainage were also installed.  We also constructed a 140ft bridge spanning a wetland area giving access from the new 6th tee complex to the 6th fairway.

 

       
Malahide Golf Club
Malahide GC Photo
 
 
Because of DAR’s participation, the course is substantially better constructed and more aesthetically pleasing than I believed would ever have been possible.  The quality of the work and more the attention to detail that we received from the DAR team during the project was more than we could have asked for.  I found the DAR Golf team undertook the works in a professional manner and displayed the necessary knowledge and desire to produce quality work.  At every turn you listened to my concerns and offered sound advice.  When I look back at this project, it is apparent that the best decision I made was contracting DAR to carry out the work on the Red course.  You were instrumental in helping the club complete the project in time and within our desired budget.  Once again thank you James, Brian, Colin, Graham and all your staff.

 Cormac O'Connor, Course Convenor

DAR Golf were responsible for the extensive remodelling of the Red course.  The committment and attention to detail was exceptional and the completed product was  finished to the highest standard.

Michael Foxe, Agronomist

“DAR Golf were a treat to work with as they were honest and professional. The teams enthusiasm ensured the integrity of the design was maintained and constructed as intended.”

Jeff Howes, Golf Design


Balcarrick Golf Club

DAR Golf Construction Ltd carried a full 18 hole re-vamp in Balcarrick Golf Club which included remodelling all green surrounds, construction of 18 tee complexes and re-modelling of all bunkers.  New and extended water features were also constructed.



   
 Balcarrick Golf Club
Balcarrick GC Photo
 
 
DAR Golf Construction has been involved in two projects designed by Roger Jones Golf Design in the past two years, namely Balcarrick GC, Co Dublin, Ireland and Macreddin GC, Co Wicklow, Ireland.  They won the contract to upgrade Balcarrick GC in a competitive tender and began the work in March 2007. In the face of very difficult weather conditions, including one of the wettest summers ever recorded, they have brought this project to a successful conclusion, carrying out all elements of the work, and additional instructions, in a very efficient and high quality manner. Graham Darcy (a member of the company-owning family) is a very talented machine operator and undertook all shaping with skill and creative flair. He is unquestionably a very talented shaper and in spite of his young age has the potential to become an international-standard shaper.  On this project Graham also managed their site team and organised the work on a daily basis. Their team were efficient, with a positive work ethic, and were co-operative with myself and the client at all times.  The clients are delighted with the improvements to their golf course, and the construction team deserve their share of the credit for this.  I would have no hesitation in including them on tender lists for my future projects. I would also have no hesitation in recommending them to other golf designers and clients.  If any further information is required I can be contacted at any time by phone or email.

    Roger Jones, Golf Design

In the post Tender contract discussions I found DAR Golf to be both cordial in their approach and knowledgeable of the technical aspects of their business.  Throughout our current project I have found that their approach and work has been marked by a number of positive factors including; Quality of preparation and finish, Awareness of Health and Safety considerations, the use of high quality modern machinery, excellent working relationship with the project architect Mr. Roger Jones, excellent inter-action with our Head Greenkeeper and Course Staff, excellent inter-action with appointed sub-contactors, an awareness of the members golfing needs (by keeping as much of the golf course open and available for play as much as possible throughout the duration of the project), availability for site and Construction Progress Meetings and the ability to adapt to changes or extra requirements arising from same.  On the basis of the above and, also, on the basis that our project has exceeded the members expectations in terms of quality of finish, completion date, and budgetary control, I have no hesitation in recommending DAR Golf for future similar golf course construction/re-development projects.

James King, Chairman Course Re-Development Committee
     

Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links

DAR Golf Construction carried out work in Portmarnock golf links at different stages over the years. Work included construction of buggy paths, remodelling of green surrounds and construction of tee complexes. Our latest project was the extension of the 13th hole, including a new approach, new green and dune style mounding with Marram grass.  
 
                              

       Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links
Portmarnock Hotel Links GC Photo
 

“DAR Golf were chosen to carry out work on Portmarnock Links because of their reputation and the quality of their work. I found them very professional and a pleasure to work with. All work carried out was to a very high standard with no disruption or damage to the course”                                 

Fintan Brennan, Superintendent

Coollattin Golf Club

DAR Golf Construction first started working in Coollattin Golf Club after being appointed to build 3 new holes on land adjoining the Golf Club.  This phase also included remodelling of tees and constructing new greens on the existing course.  Since then we have returned and completed the remodel of two more greens along with 2 tees, fairway bunkering and a water feature.  Our drainage crew also installed lateral and slit drainage on the course.          

       Coollattin Golf Club
Coolattin GC Photo
 


“The DAR Golf organisation is very much a family run business and three of Mr. D’Arcy’s sons, all experienced in golf construction, are highly competent individuals who can be relied upon to do a good job. I was particularly impressed by their shaping skills as well as their knowledge of the technical fundamentals of golf course construction. They have an extensive range of equipment suitable for the purpose”    
    

Dr. Nicholas Bielenberg, Course Designer

“I would 100 % recommend DAR Golf to any club who were considering undertaking any modifications to an existing course or a new build. The quality of their work is to the highest standard possible, they have been a pleasure to work with and have been understanding in the fact plans sometimes need to be altered to make sure the best possible result is achieved”.

                   Colin Hadden, Chairman, Development Committee
 


Warrenpoint Golf Club

DAR Golf remodelled the 18th green complex in Warrenpoint Golf Club with a new green and bunkering either side. A new lake was excavated, lined and fronted with a granite wall and the new complex now adds more character to an already charming Golf Course.  


     Warrenpoint Golf Club
Warrenpoint GC Photo
 

“DAR Golf executed works in a professional manner and the standard of shaping and finishing was particularly pleasing. Conditions were particularly challenging during the works, but the contractor persevered and the club now have an end product which will provide a fitting climax to the golf course. There was a good team approach to the project with club, contractor and designer working closely together and undoubtedly this contributed to its success. DAR Golf played an essential part in this process”

Jonathan Tucker, STRI Ltd

“During the inception of this project, contract negotiation and contract conduct I found the advice, assistance, support and workmanship provide by DAR to be of an exceptional level and would without hesitation recommend DAR Golf Construction to any other company or Golf Course”       
Bruce McNeil, Greens Convenor
 

Courtown Golf Club

DAR Golf Construction Ltd. remodelled the par 5, 9th hole in Courtown Golf Club. This remodel featured the construction of a burn style open stream with stone walls on either side. This crosses the fairway in two points on the hole. Three stone bridges were also built and a recirculation system for a water feature was installed. Fairway re-grading was carried out with the construction of a new ladies tee and fairway bunkering. All work was re-turfed.    

     Courtown Golf Club
Courtown GC Photo
 

At Courtown Golf  Club, DAR formalised and old stream running through the new 9th hole with beautiful cut stone edges to stabilise eroding banks as well as re-shaping works to the fairway with an excellent finish achieved that really enhances the hole

Eddie B. Connaughton, B.Sc.Golf Course Designer

Everything from planning to construction to finishing was carried out in a truly professional manner without causing any damage to the course. I would recommend DAR Golf to any Golf Club considering carrying out work”


James Timmins, Superintendent



Roscommon Golf Club

DAR Golf started work in Roscommon Golf Club on March 25th. In just 13 weeks the project was completed which included the construction of 9 new green complexes with bunkering and a new water feature. This work was completed and seeded in June. Our drainage crew returned and installed lateral and slit drainage.


     
Roscommon Golf Club
Roscommon GC Photo
 

In the Spring of 2008, Roscommon golf club commenced the construction of nine new greens & one new tee complex. DAR Golf Construction was selected from a number of tenderers to carry out the work.  I, as head green-keeper, had daily contact with the lads on site, as did all of my colleagues. At all times we found them to be very co-operative, professional & very easy to get along with!  They gave a superior standard of workmanship & also used the best of equipment resulting in hardly any disruption or damage to the course. They also managed to complete the contract within budget & within the time frame we required.  We wish them continued success in their future projects.
Pat Garavan, Course Superintendent
   

Tulfarris Golf Club

DAR Golf Construction Ltd were appointed to rebuild the edge of a green which had suffered from a ground slippage towards a lake. DAR also carried out lateral and slits drainage on fairways and spread sand.


 
       Tulfarris Golf Club
Tulfarris GC Photo
 

Dar Golf completed extensive drainage work on the golf course.  This work was carried out efficiently and to a very high standard.  The company successfully completed a very difficult reconstruction of a collapsed green on the golf course.  At all times, DAR Golf performed in a highly professional manner to complete the projects on time and to budget

   Michael Foxe, Agronomist
 

Baltinglass Golf Club

DAR Golf Construction Ltd were appointed to build the second 9 holes in Baltinglass.  The land was under forestry and required a great amount of effort and skill to transform it into the scenic course it is now.


 
       Baltinglass Golf Club
Baltinglass Golf Club Photo
 

The course opened on schedule the summer of 2002. To say that the members were pleased with the outcome would be an understatement – everyone was delighted and amazed with the magnificent course that we had been presented with. Our new nine has been compared to “Pinehurst” with the way the holes have been cut through the forest and the fact that it looks like it has been there for years.  I’d have to say that it was a pleasure dealing with Mr Darcy and his staff. The attention to detail and their desire to achieve perfection in everything they do has to be commended. Building a golf course on the side of a hill is not an easy thing to do, there will always be problems and issues that need on-the-spot decisions. Thankfully Mr Darcy took responsibility for all these matters and the job ran smoothly. We got our golf course, built to the specifications, (in fact you could say more than to the specifications) and on time. What more could anybody ask for?  I cannot emphasise strongly enough how much I would recommend DAR Golf to anybody either constructing a new golf course or just reconstructing a hole. The company is very competent and I’m positive that they would do an excellent job, as they have on our new 9.

Fintan Doyle, Hon-Sec 2000

I have worked with James Darcy on many projects over the years with Baltinglass Golf Club extension to 18 holes one of the more challenging constructions due to the change of elevation for the new 2nd through to the new 10th.  The work was carried out with a sensitivity to preserve the stunning old woodland trees and yet shape a challenging and exciting new nine holes .                                     
 Eddie B. Connaughton, B.Sc.Golf Course Designer


Dun Laoghaire Golf Club

DAR Golf Construction Ltd won the contract to do alterations to bunkers, Tees construction and greens construction.  We also installed SportBond in some of the bunkers.

 
       Dun Laoghaire Golf Club
Dun Laoghaire Golf Club
 

We have contracted Dar Golf for two projects involving modifications to bunkers, extensions to tee boxes and the construction of a new pitching green and bunker/green complex.  Their work is of the highest standard and we would thoroughly recommend them to any other golf club. 

John Gerrard (General Manager),  Des McGann  (Course Superintendent)


Tuam Golf Club

DAR Golf rebuilt 5 greens and 5 sets of tees along with bunker reconstruction in the upgrading of this course.  We also installed lateral and slit drains on the course.



 
       Tuam Golf Club
Tuam Golf Club
 

Can I take this opportunity to thanks all at Dar Golf for the excellent job that you have done for us in helping us develop our course.  From the planning stages through to completion of the works we were left in now doubt as to what the end result would be.  Your ability to mould our requirements and that of the course architects’ to produce a finished product that we are now proud of is to be commended.
 Ian Pierce, Course Development Committee


Valleymount GAA Club

DAR Golf Construction Ltd were appointed to remodel Valleymount GAA pitch which included regrading the playing surface, preparation and seeding. Lateral and slit drainage were installed and new paths were also laid around the perimeter of the pitch.



       Valleymount GAA
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"As I’m sure you’ll appreciate, when dealing with funds belonging to a community entity such as a Gaelic Football Club it is vitally important to achieve value for money. This venture was a huge undertaking for the club. I want to say that from the moment we began tentative discussions with you regarding the works, I found you to be most professional. Your advice throughout the discussions, even prior to your firm being awarded the contract, proved invaluable and your guidance throughout the project was also invaluable. I want to take this opportunity to express my personal gratitude to you in that regard. I want to compliment you for completing the contract in a timely fashion, within budget and to an excellent standard. Thanks to you Valleymount G.A.A. Club now has a facility to be proud of and many parishioners have expressed those sentiments to me personally. I’m happy to say that the drainage system is working well and the football pitch surface is in superb condition.  Should any of your potential customers require a reference
either written or verbal I would have no hesitation in writing to them or talking to them for you.  Once again my compliments to you and to your staff and many thanks on behalf of the club"                                  

     Philip Ryan, Chairman



 Institute of Technology Carlow

DAR Golf Construction Ltd were appointed to build a sand based GAA pitch in I.T Carlow. This project included the cut and fill, grading of platform, drainage, sand and soil mix, preparation and seeding.

 

     IT Carlow
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"In the post tender contract discussions, I found DAR Golf Construction Ltd at all times to be both cordial in their approach and knowledge of the technical aspects of their business.  Despite very wet conditions at the development stage, the quality of the work, the ability to manage the project, their willingness to be flexible and, accommodating in all aspects of the process, was critical to the success of the project.

In March 2007 the Institute of Technology Carlow hosted the prestigious Fitzgibbon Cup, and again in March 2008 hosted the Sigerson Cup, despite the very wet weather conditions on both occasions, the sports field held up very well under intensive heavy usage."                                               

Patrick Murphy, Estates Manager
 

Donard/Glen GAA Club

DAR Golf Construction Ltd were appointed to remodel the sports pitch in Donard GAA Club. This project included cut and fill, grading, drainage, sand and soil mix, preparation of soil and seeding. A full slit drainage system was installed as part of this project.



     Donard/Glen GAA
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From the time the contract was awarded to DAR Golf Construction, our club found James D'Arcy and his colleagues to be very professional in all aspects of our project.  James was always available to discuss various aspects of the project and was very proactive where recommendations were needed. Throughout the entire development, DAR Golf Construction met all project milestone deadlines and in the event of the frequent inclement weather interrupting schedules, James and his crew worked very hard and succeeded to make up time lost.  As Secretary of the Donard/Glen GAA Club, I can recommend with complete confidence DAR Golf Construction to any others seeking an excellent professional company to carry out the highest quality work. "

Seadhna O Ceallaigh, Donard/Glen GAA
 

Coolboy Community Pitches

DAR Golf Construction Ltd were appointed to build a sand based GAA pitch and Soccer pitch in Coolboy for the Community Development Group. This project included cut and fill, levelling, drainage, sand and soil mix, preparation and seeding.


       Coolboy GAA
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"On behalf of myself, the Committee and all of the Community, I would like to extend our grateful thanks for all your excellent work in relation to our Community Field project.  We are delighted with the high standard and quality of work and the result has deservedly drawn high praise from many quarters.  We would be happy to recommend your company's high standard of work, reliability and the excellent working relationship that our Committee enjoyed with yourself and all of your employees.  On a personal note, I would like to thank you for all your assistance, advise and support during the course of the project.  Your fair and honest approach made it a pleasure to deal with you and your cooperation with our advisor Donal Sinnott was much appreciated"

Aodan Clarke, Company Secretary




Blessington FC

                                                                 

DAR Golf Construction Ltd were appointed to build two Soccer pitches in Blessington for Blessington AFC. This project included cut and fill, drainage, levelling, spreading of imported topsoil, prep and seeding.

     Blessington FC

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"On behalf of Blessington FC I would like to thank your company for the excellent standard and quality work carried out  developing two new pitches at our clubs Cross Chapel grounds. We had our AGM this week and many of our club members viewed the new grounds for the very first time and the feedback was unanimously positive. It was mentioned at our AGM that I should write to you to thank you for the standard of work and quality of pitches that you have provided for our club. In turn we feel now that we have some of the best soccer playing surfaces in Co Wicklow which will benefit our members. Our teams can’t wait to play on such a quality surface. It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with you and your company and we look forward to working with you on the phase two development of our club plans next year"

                                                                      John Price, Vice Chairman


 

Dunlavin GAA Club

DAR Golf Construction Ltd were appointed to build two Senior GAA Pitches for Dunlavin GAA Club, this contract included extensive earthworks and a high water table that needed to be reduced, DAR Golf carried out all earthworks, grading, drainage, preparation and seeding and installed a full slit drainage system in this project.



       Dunlavin GAA
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Mr James Darcy and his staff are highly experienced in all aspects of pitch development.  In addition, DAR Golf has experience in all types of land development including golf courses.  At all times, I found DAR Golf fulfilled all agreed specifications, ensured attention to detail and finished projects in a timely manner.  I would have no hesitation recommending DAR Golf for similar types of work.

  Donal Sinnott N.C. in Science (Land Reclamation and Development)




 

Brookhouse

DAR Golf Construction Ltd were appointed to install this training pitch for John Price.  This pitch was graded, drained and seeded.



      
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I would like to thank you personally for the excellent standard and quality work undertaken by your company. You have now giving me the highest quality football pitch I could have wished for.  The playing surface, levels, grass seed used and drainage are excellent. We will have many years of enjoyment from this pitch.  I would like to complement you Colin who looked after this project. His expertise and skill needs to be acknowledged.

John Price, Brookhouse