Speedcut upbeat with flurry of golf course contracts

Speedcut Contractors is coasting through the credit convulsions thanks to some big contract wins.

The sportsturf specialist said golf courses formed the bulk of its project wins.

Foxhills Golf Club called up the Oxford-based firm for a job that involved reshaping bunkers following a series of major fairway drainage jobs.

Tandridge Golf Club, also in Surrey, needed three massive water storage tanks to reduce water costs and ease it thought periods of drought.

Burgess Hill Golf Centre in West Sussex renovated its 28-bay 2ha driving range with sandslitting and topdressing.

Other drainage jobs were done at Wimbledon Park Golf Club, Pycombe Golf Club in West Sussex and Piltdown Golf Club in East Sussex.

Cotgrave Place Golf Club near Nottingham, meanwhile, contacted Speedcut to install a comprehensive drainage system to the 7th hole on the Masters Course.

Course manager Peter Billings said: "The work means we can keep both the Masters and the Open Courses open during extreme wet weather."

Speedcut contracts manager Kevin Smith said: "It has been a hectic year and we have battled against weather to meet deadlines."

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