Fairway Drainage & Flood Mitigation Scheme
Following a dramatic upturn in major weather events experienced nationwide in recent years, the Environment Agency sought to protect homes in the Enfield area from residential flooding by constructing a substantial barrier to the eastern edge of Enfield Golf Club. Whilst this was no doubt excellent news for the local residents, those with a golf membership had reason to be concerned, with parts of the golf course - which sits on council-owned land that is long-term-leased to the club - designated to become flood plains as part of the scheme.
Liaising closely with the Environment Agency, the Council, and of course the Golf Club, Turfdry designed a comprehensive remediation scheme. This saw a high specification Turfdry Drainage System using Hydraway Sportsdrain installed on affected fairways and the 10th green, designed to return the course to play as quickly as possible following high volume storm events.
The performance of the drainage system over the wet winter of 2014 - and in particular the drainage installed on the 10th green, which was commonly cited as the wettest green on the course prior to the drainage installation - compelled the club to quickly contact Turfdry to design and install its greens drainage system on a further seven greens in 2015.
The satellite survey of the course initially undertaken for the 2014 works again formed the foundation of the design work, and was supplemented by a number of site visits to ensure total sensitivity to the demands of the club, and the issues present on the course. Despite some classically challenging British weather, the installation was carried out quickly and efficiently, with a subsequent site visit revealing very positive opinions regarding the speed and tidiness of the works - General Manager Paul Beresford-Green noting that "many members have complimented the tidiness of the greens work."
Indeed, the club's continued delight at the efficacy of the Turfdry Drainage System, and the strong working relationship established between the club and both Turfdry's management and installation teams, a further six greens and an additional fairway were drained by Turfdry in Spring 2017.
"Turfdry have again exceeded expectations for design, consultative approach and quality of workmanship. Whilst time was not on their side due to unseasonal weather conditions, the team worked hard to catch up and almost succeeded. Importantly, this was achieved without cutting corners or compromising on quality. I am completely confident giving Turfdry our unreserved endorsement and will happily engage their services again if and when the need arises.”
Paul Beresford-Green - General Manager, Enfield Golf Club
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