Friday, December 30, 2016
Drainage Work on #10 Approach
A few weeks ago, the grounds staff completed a drainage installation in #10 approach. Over the past few months, this area has been very wet. Initially we suspected an irrigation leak due to how suddenly it seemed to appear. However, after digging up the irrigation system to look for a leak, we realized the ground became drier the deeper we dug. This indicated to me that we had a surface drainage problem and that we needed to give that water somewhere to go.
The decision was made to install a drain basin in front of the green-side bunker and reshape the approach to funnel the water into the new basin. The first task of the project was to remove the sod so the necessary dirt work could begin. As you can see from the picture above, the sod was cut, rolled, and removed. The next task was to begin installing the drain basin. The design for the basin was completed in-house based on survey measurements taken previously. Once we had all the reference points for the laser level, the dirt work began. After the basin was installed, the trench for the drain pipe was cut. Lastly, all trenches and holes were back-filled and the sod was replaced.
Right now, this area is kind of easy to spot. The grass height is too tall in the approach and the whole area looks a little sandy. Both of these issues are cosmetic and will work out with time. As will any sod project, this area will play as ground under repair until further notice and we ask that you keep out as much as possible. If you have any questions about this project or anything else, just let us know. Thank you.