Picture above is the main drainage pipe which been laid into the thirteenth fairway. Fed by several other artery pipes, it dispels water into the burn adjacent to the first bridge.
It will be extended another 100 metres the length of the fairway and connected to more artery pipes. There only be one exit point for the water, thus maintaining the integrity of the existing sleepers. Because of the large diameter of this main drainage pipe, it is perfectly capable of coping with the potentially large volumes of water.
With virtually no rainfall at the end of last week and into the weekend, the immediate effect of the drainage is easy seen. Water is being dispelled at a rate of 5-6 litres per minute.
With the project scheduled to continue for the next month, the contractors will move to the third fairway next, followed by the eighteenth.
Every effort is being made to keep at least seven holes on this 'loop' open at the weekends.