Irrigation System Update
November 9th, 2011
FLCC Golfing Members,
I hope you all have been enjoying this mild fall on the track at FLCC. The weather has been decent for golf and good for golf course improvements like our irrigation system.
|Directional Bore #5 Creek|
Most of the work is underground and to the right you can see the horizontal drilling we did under #5 to connect the greens irrigation complex.
As we dug up our 50 year old system we were sure to find some surprises, both good and bad. We found a few isolation valves that were broken and inoperable. This would have been a hot issue if we ever needed to isolate part of the golf course and they didn’t work. But these valves are being replaced this week. The cost of these valves is minor but the ability to isolate the system is important.
|Gate Valve at Tie-in #18|
The members of FLCC have been very cooperative with our construction and the work force would like to thank you for your patience and understanding.
This winter Ryan and his crew will be simulating the irrigation system and developing watering routines to utilize the control we have added to FLCC. They will have the software, and our new GPS located irrigation plan uploaded on the new computer station so that they can become comfortable with the new controls as well as familiarize themselves with new irrigation software programs.
On behalf of the Board of Directors and Members we thank you for your support.
Remember: Safety is all of our responsibility. Please help protect the safety of the workers as they make the improvements to our gem of a golf course.
Forest Lake C.C.
PS. I hope to see many of you at the Gourmet Dinner next Saturday the 18th. I can’t wait to see what Chef Jim has in store for all of us and the wine committee is sure to please at this event!