Friday, March 6, 2015

Use of Technology - Ground Penetrating Radar

IGM's Jeff Miller & Andrew Gerstner utilize ground penetrating radar (GPR) to locate drainage lines in a green at Brays Island Plantation. Subsurface targets are marked with each pass made across the green. After several passes, a pattern matching the as-built starts to become visible.

The ultimate goal is to located lost clean-outs. Once found, a vented cap will be installed in order to improve drainage performance and allow better access to keep drains clean.

The team is preparing for a no-till regrassing of greens from TifDwarf Bermudagrass to TifEagle later this summer.