Golf Course Greens Drainage
Long Ashton GC, Bristol, first tried the Turfdry Drainage System when it was installed on their new 7th and 8th fairways in 1998, when current Head Greenkeeper James Braithwaite was assistant to Ivor Scoones. The drainage proved really successful and when, a decade later, the Club was looking to improve drainage on some greens, James did not hesitate to get in touch again with Turfdry, particularly after having heard good reports of the success of the Turfdry (Greens) Drainage System when installed on clay-based greens on other courses.
Proposals were drawn up for schemes for the 8th and 15th greens and the works were given approval to be undertaken in October 2009.
The golf club and members have been very pleased with the results and Turfdry returned to the club to drain two further greens at Long Ashton GC using the Turfdry (Greens) Drainage System in October 2011.
A selection of photographs from the 8th green is shown below, courtesy of James Braithwaite.
The 8th green at Long Ashton Golf Club, pictured with significant waterlogging issues prior to the drainage installation.
Strips of turf are removed from the green in accordance with the drainage design.
Strips of turf are rolled, labelled, and stored for replacement following the installation.
The main carrier drain is installed using specialised equipment.
Lateral Hydraway Sportsdrain runs are installed, with trenches cut into the stripped sections of the green.
Spoil generated from the trench installation is transferred directly into a trailer via high-lift conveyor during installation, for an optimally tidy project.
Turfdry owns and operates a range of specialised installation equipment, such as the pictured Same tractors running on low-pressure grassland tyres to ensure minimal disruption to the playing surface.
Following the installation of the Hydraway Sportsdrain, the trenches are backfilled with gravel via a bespoke hopper.
Following the gravel backfill, trenches are topped with sand.
After the drainage system has been installed and trenches backfilled, the strips of turf are reinstated.
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Long Ashton Golf Club
Long Ashton Golf Club