Friday, May 25, 2012

Make it Stop

The rains have come! And they keep coming! We had a total of 3.25 " of rain over the past 24 hours. Needless to say, we are wet. There are 3 thing they teach you in Turf School, and they are drainage, drainage, and drainage. If you get that right, everything else falls into place. The golf course has many areas of drainage issues. Some areas there are pumps installed( as along #2) but in most cases it is the normal 4" subsurface tile. As with the irrigation, there are necessary maintenance activities they need to be done in an ongoing fashion. Unfortunately, the drainage system has been neglected over time and there are many ponds that are suppose to be fairways. When things dry out a bit, we will begin servicing the system so when the next monsoon hits, we will be better prepared.

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