Turfdry Team Receives High Praise From Lockerbie Golf Club

Turfdry received an Initial enquiry from Lockerbie Golf Club in April 2018, when the club became aware of the possible availability of grant funding for much needed fairway drainage improvements. Turfdry responded with a submission of budget costs on the basis of a Google Earth desktop study.

Several quotes were received by the Golf Club, but as there was no specification issued the club had to try to compare ‘apples and pears’. The grant funder was keen for a local contractor to be used but the local contractor who had priced the works went out of business, enabling Club Captain, Elena Coppola, to approach Turfdry, who would have been the club’s first preference based on their specialism and track record. The club paid for a ‘refundable’ site visit by Melvyn Taylor (M.D.) and Stuart Wormleighton (Turfdry Site Manager) in December 2018, to assess the drainage problems and meet the management committee.

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Hanwell Town Pitch Improvement Project Catches Premier League Attention

Turfdry have been delighted to monitor their 2018 pitch improvement project at Hanwell Town FC’s Powerday stadium thanks to the in-depth reporting of the club’s very own ‘man on the touchline’ - Clive Cook - and the wealth of photos shared by the club’s commercial director Nigel Hunt, which are a credit to a club of its size, and further testement to its ambitions for the future. Despite some challenging conditions, the pitch continues to look fantastic - in no small part thanks to the continued efforts of Head Groundsman Tom Duffy, who thanks to his double-duty as first-team centre-back can take pride in knowing it’s quality defending rather than a poor playing surface that stops the opposition from scoring!

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Newly Constructed Pitches for Barratt Homes at Kingley Gate Continue to Develop Well

With the major works phase of the project complete, Turfdry’s design and construction of new grass sports pitches for Barratt Homes’ Kingley Gate development in Littlehampton is progressing well. 

Ongoing monitoring and maintenance has encouraged the development of a healthy grass sward, whilst a wide range of trees have been planted in accordance with the broader landscaping plan outlined by Barratt Homes for the site.

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Site Visit Reveals Resounding Success of Drainage Project at Fulham FC's Training Ground

Turfdry was delighted to see the positive effects its recent drainage installation has had at Fulham FC’s Motspur Park training ground during a recent visit. What was formerly a persistent quagmire of muddy ground now blend seamlessly into the surrounds, with the high-performance Turfdry Drainage System using Hydraway Sportsdrain fixing a blemish on otherwise fantastic facilities worthy of the club’s Premier League status. 

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Turfdry Invited to Speak at FA Natural Turf Pitch Maintenance Conference

Turfdry was recently invited to give a presentation at the Northumberand FA’s Natural Turf Pitch Maintenance Conference, alongside Ian Powell from the Institute of Groundsmanship and The Football Federation’s Adrian Morris. The conference was held at the beautiful Close House Golf Club - home to the world’s only two Lee Westwood golf courses, as well as a stylish modern clubhouse and some rather chic accommodation, which we were lucky enough to enjoy. 

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Turfdry Return to Sundridge Park Golf Club for Fairway Drainage Project

After the resounding success of the greens drainage works carried out by Turfdry on all 18 greens of Sundridge Park’s West Course in 2015 & 2016, the club had engaged Turfdry to begin two phases of greens drainage to cover all 18 holes of the East Course. However, wet winters have contributed to increased fairway drainage issues on the West Course’s fairways, leaving many of the newly dry greens stranded. Consequently, the club opted to delay the drainage works to the East Course by twelve months in order to focus its efforts on the West Course, installing fairway drainage in key problem areas over four holes. 

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Sward Developing Quickly at Hanwell Town FC

Thanks to the cooperative and collaborative spirit of the Hanwell Town FC staff, the pitch improvement works at the club’s Perivale Stadium ground have been completed by Turfdry.

Working in tandem with the installation of a new irrigation system, the Turfdry team have installed a pitch drainage system with Hydraway Sportsdrain at 3m spaces, connected to a 100mm perforated plastic pipe carrier drain. To help keep the club’s overall costs as lean as possible, the irrigation main was installed in the same trenches as the carrier drain and the lateral drains running along the touchlines.

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Shirley Park GC greens back in play in record time after Turfdry Drainage Systems installed by IOG 'Contractor of the Year' award finalist

Golf course drainage specialist Turfdry has installed comprehensive new drainage systems into the 11th and 16th greens at Shirley Park GC, Croydon, in late September 2017. Following re-turfing of the drain lines by Turfdry’s team, combined with care and attention from greenkeeping staff, the greens were back in play within 9 and 7 days, respectively. This beats a 15-year-old record relating to the 10th green at Sunningdale’s New Course, where re-turfing by the greenkeeping staff following installation of the unique Turfdry Drainage System using Hydraway Sportsdrain, enabled the green to be successfully returned to play in less than three weeks. 

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The Turfdry Drainage System's Popularity with Rugby Clubs is on the Rise

Hot on the heels of the recently announced Turfdry Rugby Pitch Drainage Initiative for RFU Affiliated Clubs, one of the firm’s drainage teams has completed the installation of the Turfdry Drainage System using Hydraway Sportsdrain for Hellingly RFC, Sussex. The dual-use site - which also serves as the home of Hellingly Cricket Club during the summer months - suffers from persistent waterlogging throughout the winter, not only having a significant impact on the quality of the playing surface, but also regularly causing fixture cancellations. 

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Very Sad News

Turfdry is extremely sad to report the tragic death of one of its former employees, Zsolt Rabi, who died following a severe reaction to a hornet sting in Hungary on 14th July. Zsolt was one of the most likeable people that you could ever wish to meet.

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Turfdry Successfully Completes Fairway Drainage at Selsdon Park Golf Club

Turfdry's exemplary reputation for delivering industry-leading drainage solutions has seen their list of satisfied golf course clients grow once more, with the Turfdry Drainage System being successfully installed at Selsdon Park Golf Club. Employing the advanced technology of Hydraway Sportsdrain, this drainage system offers increased performance over conventional plastic pipe, whilst simultaneously having a minimised installation footprint thanks to its being laid into 60mm wide trenches. 

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Turfdry Welcomes Quality Control at Concord College

With the design and construction of new sports facilities involving a great deal of time, energy, and expenditure, the expertise of a specialist contractor such as Turfdry is invaluable in securing optimal outcomes for projects. However, the natural disparity of specialist knowledge in this relationship can sometimes leave clients at a disadvantage, deferring to the 'expert knowledge' delivered by the contractor, who could potentially leverage this disparity to financial gain - at the cost of the final quality of the project. 

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