Busy year for Speedcut team

Mike Beardallin Industry News

Speedcut Mastenbroek machine in action at Foxhills Golf Club and Resort in Surrey.jpgSpeedcut Contractors of Oxford, exhibiting at BTME, Harrogate (stand A19), had a busy year with a wide variety of sportsturf projects - including many in the world of golf.

At Foxhills Golf Club and Resort in Surrey they have been reshaping bunkers, following a series of major fairway drainage projects.

And at Tandridge Golf Club in Surrey they have built three massive water storage tanks to reduce water /// costs, allowing the club to be more prepared during periods of drought and provide better economical use of this vital resource.

At Burgess Hill Golf Centre, West Sussex, they have completely renovated the 28-bay two-hectare driving range with sandslitting and topdressing.

Other golf courses which had major drainage work done included Wimbledon Park Golf Club, London, Pycombe Golf Club in West Sussex and Piltdown Golf Club in East Sussex.

Cotgrave Place Golf Club near Nottingham contacted Speedcut to install a comprehensive drainage system to the 7th hole on the Masters Course

Course manager Peter Billings said: "Speedcut were very efficient and we were delighted with a result that means we can keep both the Masters and the Open Courses open during extreme wet weather."

Speedcut were also at Market Rasen Racecourse in Lincolnshire where a bend was completely remodelled to overcome an adverse camber.

Course manager Nick Patton, also clerk at Nottingham Racecourse, said: "Speedcut were outstanding and carried out the job very efficiently, overcoming problems caused by the light sand in the area."

Contracts manager Kevin Smith said: "It has been a hectic year and we have battled against weather to meet deadlines. With our dedicated team and state-of-the-art equipment sportsturf projects have been completed within tight schedules."

Speedcut Contractors: 01865 331479. sales@speedcutcontractors.co.uk

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