Chippenham Golf Club transforms waterlogged first fairway with piped primary drainage system from Ecosol Turfcare

Chippenham Golf Club transforms waterlogged first fairway with piped primary drainage system from Ecosol Turfcare

Last winter’s record- breakingly wet weather affected the whole sportsturf industry and spurred Chippenham Golf Club into taking direct action on their soggy first fairway.

“In all my years of working outside”, said Chris Sealey, the Club’s course Manager, “I have never seen rain like last winter’s. Our first fairway has always been wet but this year it was completely waterlogged and we decided to install primary drainage.”

Newt String to Our Bow

Newt String to Our Bow

We have just become an approved contractor for an exciting scheme to preserve the habitat of newts, particularly the threatened Great Crested variety.

Ecosol Turfcare has dug two new ponds for Wiltshire smallholders anxious to encourage habitats for this protected species. The Natural England scheme, administered throughout the South West by the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group(FWAG), the government is refunding costs for landowners who want to install or restore a pond suitable for newts.

Ecosol Turfcare races to the rescue

Ecosol Turfcare races to the rescue

 Runners and riders at a racecourse in the South West narrowly escaped disaster as a massive sinkhole appeared overnight, just days before the next race meeting.

Ecosol Turfcare supports youth rugby

Ecosol Turfcare supports youth rugby

Malmesbury School’s 1stXV rugby squad has a smart new strip thanks to Ecosol Turfcare.

 We recently supplied our local secondary school with a full set of kit for the team which has been chalking up numerous successes since it was first established for the Sixth Form in 2011.

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Down at the Downshire – a DnF success story

Drill n Fill operation in progress at Downshire's Golf Course’s attractive course near Bracknell.

Downshire Golf complex on the edge of Bracknell, Berks, has 19 pop up greens built on clay 40 years ago and in common with many in these times of record-breaking rainfall, was struggling with flooding.

“We were at best a 10 month of the year golf course,” says general manager, Simon Cottee. “The compaction and drainage issues on these old greens meant they were like a sponge and the consistently wet, mild autumn and winters compounded the threat of disease”  The first two inches of Downshire’s greens soil profile was unable to drain properly, resulting in a shallow and thatchy root base and poor grass growth.

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