Now that the holidays have passed and we are back on our closure rotation we started the year off with a much needed drainage project on #6 at Cowan Creek. The area that is located left of the 150 yard marker running toward the center of the fairway on that hole stayed continually wet even from normal irrigation and even more so after a rain event. On Monday the combined maintenance staff went in and dug a new drain line by hand. This type of work can usually be accomplished with a trencher must faster but the end result is much messier. By completing the work by hand we are able to do a much neater job which results in a faster heal time and is better from a playability stand point. Below is a picture of the finished project which consisted of 180 feet of new drainage.