Friday, January 22, 2010

It's That Time Again

Over the last couple of weeks we have been consistently spot watering the golf course's more exposed areas. Now that larger scale areas of snow have melted away, we have begun expanding the scope of areas that are being watered.

The holes that have southern exposures are the first ones being watered on a full scale basis. Water is being applied via our new frost free system that allows us to irrigate even thought the ground remains frozen. The frost free mainline is five feet deep and feeds a series of stop and waste hydrants that are located every 110 feet from tee to green. These hydrants were modified with quick couplers attached to them allowing easy access to water with a cannon or a hose.

There is nothing automated about this frost free setup, but with a little hard work we can still adequately protect the golf course from desiccation.