February 2017: Understanding Water Tables and The Capillary Fringe


There are three types of seepage water. They are seepage water from lack of velocity, seepage water from a hillside spring, and seepage water from a high water table. Detailed descriptions of each… Continue reading

February 2017: Berkeley Hall Club, Bluffton, SC


Berkeley Hall Club in Bluffton, S.C. is an incredible facility. The two Fazio courses are demanding enough to host the best amateurs in the country each year at “The Players Amateur,” but enjoyable enough that the national membership makes… Continue reading

1st Qtr 2015: Tech Section: Surveying Turning Points

Surveying Turning Points

Most superintendents had a surveying class in college, but when a skill isn’t used everyday, it can be difficult to remember the lessons that were learned many years ago. I thought it would be helpful to provide… Continue reading

1st Qtr 2014: Current Projects


Westmoreland Country Club

Wilmette, IL

813 Sump Westmoreland Country Club

813 Sump at Westmoreland Country Club

Todd Fyffe, Superintendent at Westmoreland Country Club in Wilmette, IL, has overseen the completion of the new drainage system that is designed to store flood waters when… Continue reading

Can you raise your drainage basin in 10 seconds?

Raise drainage basin

Perma Basin is the patented basin from Turf Drainage Co. of America that have permeable sidewalls.

They not only collect surface water, but also the seepage water that collects around the basins.

One of the most popular features of these… Continue reading

Fall 2012: Installing Drainage Like This Could Be Making Your Problem Worse, Part 2

This is the second of a series of articles about installation mistakes that can actually cause your drainage problems to worsen instead of improve (Part I). A common practice in the golf course industry is the use of… Continue reading

ON DISPLAY at the GIS Show in Las Vegas, TDA Booth 2264

On display at the GIS Show in Las Vegas, TDA booth 2264. If you are attending the GIS show in Las Vegas this week, please come by and visit. We will have our wildly popular Irrigation Driven Pumps on… Continue reading

Why would you want your bunker to do this?

Why would you want the subgrade of your bunker to be so firm that you could bounce a golf ball on it?

You might be interested in considering a PERMA BUNKER when you see the quality of the sand four… Continue reading

Installing drainage like this could be making your problem worse, Part 1

Visiting courses all over the country, we observe two common mistakes installing drainage that can actually cause your drainage problem to worsen as opposed to improve. The first is installing perforated pipe and gravel to an area where there is… Continue reading

Why NO drainage system can “wick” water

There are various claims by manufacturers and installers of drainage products and systems that they wick water, or pull water from the soil profile. Either these claims are made to purposefully oversell their products, or made because the manufacturers themselves don't understand the physics of water movement. Continue reading

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Turf Drainage Company of America has been a leader in golf course drainage since 1983. We have four patents in the field of seepage drainage - including the Turf Drain Siphon System™. Whether you need to drain one hole or 18, we custom design a comprehensive drainage plan for your property, manufacture the components, and work with trained contractors until project completion.