“When I took over at Akarana Golf Club we had a good course for 9 months of the year, the winters here were really rough, we struggled just to get the course mown and would have mowers get stuck each day. We tried to use contractors to install drainage but for the amount of work we required it was going to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to get it completed and for a club like ours, probably would’ve taken over 10 years to complete. So we investigated the idea of purchasing our own drainage equipment from TrenchIt. After many committee meetings we decided to do a live demo with the TrenchIt TCT Fairway Trencher with our members invited along, after they saw the trencher in action it was an easy decision and the club purchased the trencher. That was 2014! Since then we have installed close to 10, 000 meters of drainage into the course and we are now truly playable 365 days a year. Probably one of the best investments the club has ever made.”
The fairway was flooded from heavy rain and 4 hours later the water had disappeared. Before we had put drainage in this fairway that water would stay there for days. The fairway has little to no fall and we installed drains on a .5% fall and water flows like crazy during heavy rain. The TrenchIt TCT Fairway did the job!
Akarana Golf Course – Stuart Baird, Course Superintendent, Auckland, New Zealand