Welcome to the Downfield golf course maintenance blog.
This is a new way for us to keep the members and visitors up to date with all aspects of maintenance works, wildlife and anything else I think people may find interesting.
So far this winter we have spent a lot of time doing more woodland management by tidying up and burning branches, tidying up all the storm damaged trees that have come down during the high winds and digging out the tree stumps.
We have done some drainage work at the bottom of the hill on the 4th fairway. This has involved digging a main drain down the right hand side of the fairway and tying it in to the open ditch. We have used 160mm perforated pipe for the main and then back filled with 10mm washed pea gravel and sand. We then used 100mm perforated pipe for the laterals going across the fairway and back filled with the same gravel and sand.
At the moment the turf is still frozen so we cant get it laid back down so bear with us until the weather changes and we can get the job completed.
The above picture is an old stone cundy drain that is underneath the 4th fairway. This drain is well over 50 years old but still works wonderfully!
Other jobs that have been done over the winter have been machinery servicing, shed maintenance and painting of the tee markers and golf course furniture