Speedcut helps Wimbledon beat the wet weather

Wimbledon Park Golf Club is prepared for wet weather after drainage work was carried out by Speedcut Contractors of Oxford.

The magnificent 18-hole course, in the shadow of the All England Lawn Tennis Club, is on clay and required drainage round more than half a dozen holes.

Under foremen Peter Little the Speedcut team used one of its Mastenbroek laser-guided trencher and pipe-layers to carry out drainage over the course of a week.

"It had been incredibly wet the week before," said Peter. "The clay was difficult to hand-dig and still wet in places but we were pleased with the finished result."

Trenches were back-filled with shingle and sand and surfaces levelled with minimal disruption to the smooth running of the busy course.

During the Championships Fortnight Wimbledon Park Golf Club becomes a car park for spectators and is closed to play.

Speedcut contracts manager Kevin Smith said: "We were delighted to be working with the Wimbledon Park staff on such a magnificent course."

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