Irrigation design and auditing

9:30AM - 5:00PM, 20 - 21 Mar 2022

Irrigation design and auditing

Time:                  Sunday 20 March 9.30am ‑ 5.30pm

                             Monday 21 March 9am ‑ 5pm

CPD Value:        12 Credits

Cost:                   Member £230 + VAT | Non Member £460 + VAT

Was your irrigation system put under pressure in 2021? Does your irrigation system need auditing to improve its efficiency and effectiveness? Is your irrigation system becoming old, inefficient and requiring upgrading?

Irrigation is an important element of golf course management to ensure quality, consistent, playing surfaces. It is required to supplement natural precipitation during periods of dry weather and aid with maintenance practices, such as the washing in of wetting agents etc. On this basis it is imperative that it functions when required, particularly as it is the most expensive single item of maintenance equipment on any golf course. With the ever pressing demands on water resources within our environment, water needs to be used efficiently and this requires an efficient irrigation system.

The aim of this class is to provide an understanding of irrigation system design and auditing to enable informed and accurate decisions to be made when managing, adding to or upgrading your golf course irrigation system.

It will discuss and demonstrate a basic irrigation design helping you to understand the principals of irrigation design. You will prepare your own small irrigation designs in groups.

Learning Outcomes:

  • How to establish an efficient irrigation system
  • Deciding areas to be irrigated, correct sprinkler selection and spacing for irrigation of key surfaces
  • Sprinkler precipitation rate and run time calculations to enable accurate irrigation scheduling and water usage
  • Worked example of small irrigation design
  • Small irrigation design
  • How to audit your irrigation system to improve efficiency and save water

Presented by: Adrian Mortram, Managing Director, Adrian Mortram Associates Ltd

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Adrian Mortram

Managing Director Adrian Mortram Associates Ltd

Adrian Mortram is Managing Director of Adrian Mortram Associates who are international golf course and sportsturf irrigation designers and consultants based in the UK. Adrian has provided irrigation design consultancy to eight of the current Open Championship golf courses and recent UK Ryder Cup venues, and has undertaken numerous education sessions on behalf of BIGGA both at regional and national levels. In his spare time he is a keen outdoor enthusiast and can be found climbing, mountaineering or cycling the roads of the UK.


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