A career "Independent" of ANY product affiliation.
1. INSTALLATION EXPERIERNCE
20+ years as the owner of a golf irrigation design - build firm which designed, installed (& made operate correctly) over 70 Golf Course Sprinkler Irrigation Systems throughout North America - many in B.C..
2. "PROFESSIONAL DESIGNER" Experience (Past 10 Years)
Since "retiring my ditch digger" 10 years ago, I have been Designer and overall Consultant on several major Golf Course sprinkler systems in North America & have become recognized Internationally.
Most projects required the designer consultant of the sprinkler irrigation systems to satisfy the technical requirements of several major world class sites & many major world class International Golf Architects. With thousands of hours as an excavator operator we know we are the best excavator contractors Orlando has to offer and can help manage any golf course need.
Most have involved severe elevation changes, thus, requiring a full understanding by the designer of the mathematically complex hydraulics involved, in order to produce good sprinkler irrigation system efficiency & reasonable operating costs.
Please go over my recent designer project list for detailed specifics of each project and of my direct experience as the designer and consultant of challenging sprinkler systems. We are also the best golf course pond cleaners in Orlando. This is because we do not use any chemicals as we have a specialized machine that takes care of the weeds at the root of the problem.
3. EXPERIENCE WITH ALL COMPONENT BRANDS
During my Installer career, I was always independent of any product affiliation. I have installed (& made work correctly) all major brands of sprinklers (Rain Bird, Toro, & several others), controllers & the other allied components.
Thus, I am familiar with the use & technical merit of the various options available.
4. TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE OF THIS DESIGNER CONSULTANT
An extensive understanding of the hydraulic complexities which take place in Golf Course Sprinkler Systems.
Experience with the dynamics involved in sever elevation changes and with all terrains.
5. OUR OWN SPECIAL TECHNIQUES & TOOLS
The very best Electronic "TOOLS" & the know how to use them
A pioneer in the use of CADD for precise & permanent records
6. FORMAL CERTIFICATION
I am certified by the IRRIGATION ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA as "Golf Course Irrigation Designer / Consultant" & am authorized to apply their Golf Designer Seal to my Golf Course Sprinkler Irrigation System Drawings, Specifications & Project Documents.
1. THE GOLF CONSULTANT / DESIGNER "ROLE" (As I See It)
COST SAVINGS "BY DESIGN" - To design a sprinkler irrigation system that is "Hydraulically" as efficient as funds will allow, such that the long term cost of operation, plus capital cost is minimized.
a. To design the coverage & general type of sprinkler system that ONLY the golf course Superintendent knows is "right" for his course.
b. The Independent Designer Consultant is to supply the correct Technical Design such that all elements of the sprinkler system, sprinklers, valves, irrigation pipe, sprinkler irrigation system controllers, etc. are technically right & correct for YOUR course.
c. To provide Project Documents that are correct & that clearly spell out the "Rules of the Game" for the supply of all sprinkler irrigation system materials & for the installation of those materials. (Also a list of installation inspection "tips" from this former contractor to assist you in get the very best installation).
d. To guide the process such that all sprinkler irrigation system procedures are known & dealt with.
e. To provide the Assistance & Cost Analysis - the "tools" which you need to make the best decisions on the sprinkler irrigation system suppliers & contractor you choose. This golf course sprinkler irrigation consultant will then respect the final decisions of his Client & assist in their implementation of the brand of Sprinkler Irrigation System Product, the Sprinkler Distributor & the System Installer. These must ultimately be selected by the Client.
2. THE GOLF SUPERINTENDENT CONTRIBUTES TO THE CONSULTANT
a. The "local" site information already known so well by yourself
b. Your knowledge of "local" supplier & installer competency, which the golf course sprinkler irrigation system designer consultant cannot know, as well as you do.
c. An ongoing liaison between yourself & the designer consultant to keep the design "on track" toward the most desirable outcome. Between us, we have all the ingredients covered to create "the right" sprinkler sprinkler irrigation system for your course.
3. SO THAT YOU CLEARLY KNOW MY "INDEPENTENT" POSITION IN MY INDUSTRY
(& how this will benefit you & your course)
My background is as an "Independent" Designer / Consultant & Installer,
I never was involved with any irrigation industry "brand".
Now, I am "ONLY" a DESIGNER / CONSULTANT
Thus, I have the Professional Independence & the Personal Objectivity
to fully Represent the Best Interests of Yourself, my Client.
(I am "free" to work only "for you", as your Agent - On Your Behalf.)
GOLF COURSE PROJECT DETAILS:
A "Plains" Valley Golf Course
This is a lowland valley golf course running along a stream at the bottom of a 500' deep valley.
Irrigation is mainly for played areas as the most fairways are lined on both sides with original forest.
It is owned and operated by the Cowessess First Nation.
GOLF COURSE IRRIGATION CRITERIA:
We were selected to design a hydraulic system that would be efficient and reliable.
Irrigation coverage is to be for open played areas - keeping excess water away from original forest areas.
Control system is to be state of the art and Concealed.
OUR PROJECT CONSULTING & DESIGNER ROLES:
We chose to place one central pumpstation at the lower stream area.
Irrigation water will be supplied from stream - topped up by well when needed.
Pumpstation will deliver 1000 GPM @ 100 PSI.
IRRIGATION MATERIALS and INSTALLATION:
Sprinklers selected are Rain Bird 900 & 700 Series - Individual head control on greens, tees & approaches - paired on balance of fairways.
Control System is Decoder Central Nimbus.
Pumpstation is Pumptronics dual vertical turbine - control is variable speed inverter.