Drainage in August!
This week we have addressed a problem area to the right side of the 9th green. The area had become waterlogged and in very poor condition so we took the decision to repair the area. Upon inspection we discovered that the drains were not working correctly as during initial installation the fall in the drain had been comprimised by a layer of rock resulting in water lying in the pipe and trench without draining away. To add to the problem an old land drain was also bubbling up to the surface like a spring. The task was to be completed in 2 days but due to needing to redo the drainage it took an additional day but is now complete Time will tell but we are confident that the area will be much improved, We took advantage of the work to also adjust the contours slightly which will now allow the area to be mown as approach. You should now be able to putt or chip from the area which has been a common comment from our members.
We also installed a gully pot drain to an area when water runs during heavy rainfall. We tapped into the bunker drain and to avoid disrupting the face of the bunker we tunnelled through the edge to make the connection.
Its been a busy week to get this completed and also keep everything mown as the grass is growing like mad with the warmth and rain at the moment but it will be a huge improvement to the side of the 9th green.