Thursday, January 17, 2013

Rain, rain, rain, rain....................

Everyday this week we have had moderate to heavy rain, ALL day!  Needless to say, we are not working outside this week.  However, the heavy rain has actually become an opportunity for our upcoming drainage project on hole #6.

By taking pictures during the rain, we can accurately map,  position, and install drainage material.
Since the ground is completely saturated, all of the water from the rain is running on the surface.  This has provided us with the opportunity to map all of the low areas and the exact location and direction the water runs across the fairway.  I spent the better half of today putting out flags and painting the boundaries of the flowing water.  Additionally, Josh and I took pictures of every hole on the course during the rain so that we can use them to map future drainage projects.

Water coming off #6 green and onto the approach.
So long as the weather allows, we plan on starting to install the drains on #6 the week of January 28th.  Dennis Hurley of Turfdrain is sending one of his most experienced contractors during the first week to educate us on how to properly position and install the Turfdrain products.