Monday, June 14, 2010

Drainage Project 9th Fairway

Standing water previous to drainage project.
200 ft of drainage tile
Rick (the master) showing the young student (Joey) not only how to do the job right but do it quickly. Anyone want to explain to me why soils like this need fertilizer?
The finished product.

Another drainage project was completed this morning, this time in the middle of the 9th fairway. In this location, about 175 yards from the green, is a location following heavy rains we would have water standing in about 6 spots. In order for us to maintain firm and dry playing conditions its important to make sure all surface water is removed as quickly as possible. This is one area where water coming down from the upper half of the 9th hole as well as water coming across from the 10th fairways settles.

2nd Assistant, Rick Krause and intern Joey Scheffler installed 200ft of drain tile and created 6 inlet holes for the water to access. The tile was tied into an existing line further back in the fairway. The existing tile extends into the lowest area in the right rough on 9.

Rick and Joey along with some assistance from other staff members were able to complete the project this Monday in about 5 hours. They did a great job and in a couple of days the sod will have mended and most people will never know they even did any work in the area.


  1. I remember what it was like to trench in soil like that. Want to find out how good Rick really is? Let him come up here and install some drain tile.

  2. 一個人的價值,應該看他貢獻了什麼,而不是他取得了什麼............................................................

  3. Jeff,

    I LOL-ed when I saw Chris' comment. Exactly what I was thinking! Nice soil! I'll trade you some Colorado hard, sticky, clay for some of that Minnesota glacial soil...for free!

  4. Thank you for providing such information. This is very generous of you providing such vital information which is very informative.
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