Fall 2012: Where are the drain lines?

Posted on August 17, 2012January 24, 2021Categories CUSTOMER PROFILE, PROJECTSTags , , , ,

Where are the drain lines? One of the biggest challenges of any drainage project is making it look as if the project never took place. Nobody likes to see droughty drain lines for years after the completion of a project, especially not Brian Schwiehofer at Franklin Hills C.C.  in Franklin, MI (just outside of Detroit).

Anyone that has ever visited Brian’s course would vouch for his attention to detail, and 50,000 feet of visible drain lines would not have been acceptable in Brian’s world.  Any project can suffer from some wilted lines during prolonged dry stretches, particularly in the first couple of years after the completion of the project. Here at Turf Drainage Co. of America, we have witnessed millions

Fall 2011 – Franklin Hills, Franklin, MI, starts Phase 1

Posted on September 26, 2011January 24, 2021Categories CUSTOMER PROFILE, PROJECTS, TECHNICALTags , , , , ,

Franklin Hills Country Club and the term immaculate condition are synonymous. But, for Brian Schweihofer,the one aspect of the course that he was not pleased with was drainage.

Prolonged wet stretches, such as what the Midwest expereienced in 2011, meant missing mowing opportunities that kept Brian from having the course in tournament condition every day. Brian and Dennis Hurley, President of TDA, spent three days walking the course in order to provide the club with a detailed plan of what was needed to gain control over the course during wet periods. The membership approved the plan by a wide margin in July, and will start the first phase of construction in September of this year.

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