Duncan Ross complete four-year project at Carlisle Golf Club
Duncan Ross sportsturf contractor has finished the last stage of a four-year drainage project on the fairways of Carlisle Golf Club.
The aim of head greenkeeper, Anthony Naisbitt, was to focus on the wettest areas of the course and systematically improve them, leading to fewer course closures and an improved playing surface for the members.
Anthony has been at the course for 28-years and wanted to build on the high standards that he has set himself, which meant improving a course that had hosted British Open Qualifiers on six separate occasions.
The success of the work can be directly translated into to the number of days the course was forced to close, with Anthony delighted with the dramatic drop since the work began four years ago.
He said: “For us the project has been a real success, we’d normally be shut between 30-40 days on average, but since implementing the changes we’ve got that down to 10-12 days a year, so it’s made a massive difference for us.
“The original plan was to target the wettest areas, and by improving those areas improve the course as a whole. By working closely with Duncan we’ve definitely achieved that, and I’m really pleased with how the whole project has gone.”