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. Read More
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! Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More