Black Hall Club XGD Fairway Improvements
Projects Manager Matt Magarian recently wrapped up a nice XGD fairway drainage project at The Black Hall Club in Old Lyme, CT for superintendent Philip Neaton. The scope of work included the installation of some large diameter piping across some fairway areas to act as drainage mainlines for our 2″ XGD piping which we installed on 8′ centers on several of the fairways at this mid 1960’s layout by Robert Trent Jones Sr. As you can see by the finished shot below the club chose to let the small XGD lateral scars heal naturally in the spring:
But, as you can see above, the lower portion of the fairway has been intensely drained and the golfing members will be thrilled with the improved playing conditions earlier in the year than normal, and much sooner after heavy precipitation events.This type of fairway drainage is becoming in high demand by several clients who may have already installed the mainlines(or XGD can), and who are looking to avoid those poor golfing conditions caused by saturated soils.
The picture below shows one of our new trenchers that automatically picks up the trench spoils and conveys to our specialty dump trailers, while keeping the trenches on automatic grade control, which in turn, ensures all XGD customers have positive grade on all pipes installed by XGD, enabling them a long term impact on their golf capital improvement expenditure:
The aforementioned XGD equipment has been very busy this fall at a course near you quite possibly, so give us a call if you might be able to stop by to view some our other fairway trenching projects in action such as Mount Kisco CC and Noyac GC in NY.
Cheers, Poor Old Dirt & Grass Farmer