Ramsdale Park Golf Centre has invested £300,000 in a new irrigation system to use water more efficiently and improve the condition of its facilities for golfers.
The project, being carried out over both the Hawtree designed Seely Course and the Par-3 Lee Course by North Staffs Irrigation, will save the public pay-and-play centre water and energy through more accurate watering and less leakage.
The new system will also allow the greenkeeping staff to better control the timing of course irrigation, reducing the time spent watering while golfers are on the course.
Jonathan Evans, Head Greenkeeper at Ramsdale Park, explained how the system could optimise the condition of the courses. “Water is lost through the day by evapotranspiration or ET rate. The new system enables us to maintain the correct amount of moisture in the rootzone and improve the health of the grass enhancing the playing surface for golfers.
“The system will also reduce the amount of time the team spends watering manually, allowing us to dedicate our efforts to other areas of managing the course.”
Nick Birch, Ramsdale Park General Manager, said: “Golfers are very demanding when it comes to the quality of the golf courses here and through this significant investment into irrigation, we aim to ensure our facilities are maintained to the highest standards.”