SPECIALIST GOLF SERVICES
By Maureen Keepin
LEADING specialist contractor M.J ABBOTT carries out golf course and
sports field construction, drainage and irrigation contracts - of all sizes -
to exacting standards.
From prestigious new...
Demonstrating their considerable expertise in all these areas, construction
of an 18 hole golf course at The Grove, Kings Langley, has recently been
completed. Designed by Californian Kyle Phillips the course is set to become
'London's country estate' when it opens in July 2003.
...to Colt original course
Steeped in history, Swinley Forest Golf Club at Sunninghill, originally
designed by Harry Colt, required very sympathetic re-construction of the 4th
green following many years of settlement.
"The objective of the green re-construction was to improve pin placements and
water movement around the green," says Nigel Wyatt, Contracts Director of MJ
"As it is a Colt original, considered to be one of his best courses, it was
vital we did not significantly change the visual characteristics of the
The green's surface was increased in playing area by approximately 120m2 and
new drainage swales formed to help prevent further settlement and surface
water running on to the green.
The existing irrigation system has been replaced with Rainbird 750 Eagle
valve in head sprinklers. Re-constructed by cutting and filling with the
local Bagshot sand, the original turf was replaced on the green following the
Operating nationwide - visit M J Abbott, Stand C7 at BTME Harrogate, where the technical team
will be available to answer queries, telephone 01722 716361 or e-mail