Friday, March 10, 2017

#11 Green Complex Drainage Project

During the last week of January, and the first week of February, the grounds staff completed a sizeable drainage project behind #11 green.  For years, when it rained, surface runoff would flow down onto the green from the cart path area behind the back left of the green.  The additional water running onto the green has caused some thin turf along the back left edge of the green over the years.  While the symptoms are temporary, and the turf always recovers, this issue is something I've been looking to take care of for some time.

The plan was to install a catch basin to intercept the runoff before it could run onto the back of the green.  This meant that the basin had to be connected to the existing drainage system.

As you can see from the pictures, creating a new basin, and then connecting it to the existing drainage system was quite the process.  The guys did a fantastic job and I couldn't be happier with the finished product.  While the sod is still dormant, please avoid walking around on it.  It hasn't rooted into the ground yet, and can move under your feet, especially after a rain.  The area has been roped off, and we appreciate everyone's patience and cooperation while the sod grows in.

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