Moleploughing 18th Green pipework
Moleploughing 18th Green pipework
Moleploughing 18th Green pipework
Moleploughing greens pipework
Excavating hole for sprinkler installation
Soldering twisted cable joints
Backfilling sprinkler installation
Sprinkler installation complete
Valve assembly just installed
Pump station being installed
Water storage tank and pump station during construction

Swinley Forest Golf Club, Ascot, Berkshire

Installation of new irrigation system

MJ Abbott secured the contract to install a new irrigation system at Swinley Forest Golf Club following a tender and interview process. The irrigation design and tender process was undertaken by Roger Davey of Irritech.

The scope of work included:

  • 270m³ Vulcan water storage tank complete with new borehole transfer pipework
  • 40m³/hr pump station designed and manufactured by MJ Abbott
  • Integration of iron removal water treatment system
  • Installation of mainlines pipework and replacement irrigation to greens, approaches, greens surrounds, selected fairway areas and tees
  • The system utilises Toro irrigation equipment 
  • The system includes Toro GDC Site Pro control system, weather station and radio remote control.

Stewart Zuill, Secretary of Swinley Forest Golf Club, commented: “Work on the installation started in November 2010 and was programmed to be completed in March 2011. Within a week of coming on site, the worst winter conditions since 1962 set in. During the contract period 16½ days were lost and on many other days working conditions were most unpleasant. It is a credit to Abbotts that the course was ready in time for play in early spring. They were able to use their resources of machinery and manpower to prevent a situation where the work could have dragged on into the summer.”

MJ Abbott continues to maintain the irrigation system.

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