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Duncan Ross execute first phase of bunker redevelopments at Astbury Golf Club — Duncan Ross execute first phase of bunker redevelopments at Astbury Golf Club     Duncan Ross has executed the vision of renowned golf course architect, Jonathan Gaunt, with the fabrication of four bunkers at Astbury Golf Club, which ....

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Duncan Ross carries out essential work after Floods at Edenhall & Langwathby Cricket & Football Club —  Duncan Ross carries out essential work after Floods at Edenhall & Langwathby Cricket & Football Club    Duncan Ross has carried out essential turf rejuvenation work at Edenhall and ....

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Duncan Ross complete four-year project at Carlisle Golf Club —  Duncan Ross complete four-year project at Carlisle Golf Club Duncan Ross sportsturf contractor has finished the last stage of a four-year drainage project on ....

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Duncan Ross helps Bolton R.U.F.C build for the future —    Duncan Ross helps Bolton R.U.F.C build for the future   Like all grass roots sports rugby has its challenges when it comes to providing facilities and quality playing surfaces, ....

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First ever established drainage systems installed on greens at Wolstanton Golf Course —  First ever established drainage systems installed on greens at Wolstanton Golf Course   Duncan Ross – specialist sportsturf contractors – has completed a project at Wolstanton Golf Club, based just outside Newcastle-under-Lyme, to install the courses’ first ....

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Duncan Ross to expand its contracting services in 2016 —  Duncan Ross to expand its contracting services in 2016  Duncan Ross, specialist sportsturf contractor, will be exhibiting at BTME 2016 in Harrogate as the company looks to expand on its recent successes.   As always the main focus ....

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New pitch at Egremont marks a moment of history for the club and a great achievement for Duncan Ross Contractors —  New pitch at Egremont marks a moment of history for the club and a great achievement for Duncan Ross Contractors   2015 marked a moment in history for Egremont Amateur rugby league football club (ARLFC). This was ....

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Academy self-fund maintenance on impressive sports facilities —   Academy self-fund maintenance on impressive sports facilities    Since being awarded Academy status St Aiden’s CE Technical College, Fylde Coast, Lancashire, has made the decision ....

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Duncan Ross drainage breathes new life into the pitches at Bolton RUFC —  Duncan Ross drainage breathes new life into the pitches at Bolton RUFC Duncan Ross sportsturf construction and drainage contractors has completed a major project to install drainage and renovate the pitches at Lancashire based Bolton RUFC.  ....

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Heswall Golf Club retains historic course features —  Duncan Ross project at Heswall Golf Club retains historic course features   LANCASHIRE-based Duncan Ross Contractors have completed a project at Heswall Golf Club, Wirral, to remove a ditch and carry out drainage improvements.   Heswall Golf Course stands ....

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BLEC SEEDER ADDED TO DUNCAN ROSS FLEET — DUNCAN ROSS CONTRACTORS, the leading north-west specialist in landscaping, sportsturf and drainage, has taken delivery of a heavy duty BLEC disc seeder. The 2.2metre seeder has been added to the extensive fleet of machinery owned by ....

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DUNCAN ROSS GETS GO AHEAD ON FOUR NEW PITCHES AT HULTON PARK —   THE diggers have arrived at Hulton Lane playing fields in Bolton ready to kick-start work building four new football pitches. The long-awaited £474,000 sports development will include changing rooms, toilets and a new car park. ....

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WHAM FARM FINDS A SOLUTION TO FARM FLOOD THREAT —   Duncan Ross, drainage contractor, has installed a reversible pumping station at Whams Farm in Lancashire. The objective is to prevent extensive flood damage occurring again this winter, by managing the water levels on the farm. ....

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ACADEMY INVESTS OWN RESOURCES IN MAINTAINING HIGH STANDARD SPORTS TURF FACILITIES — St Aiden’s CE Technical College, Fylde Coast, Lancashire, since being awarded Academy status has taken the decision to invest its own resources in the maintenance of the schools superb sportsturf playing facilities.  A major sports ....

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CLITHEROE GOLF CLUB MANAGER PRAISES THE EXCELLENCE OF DUNCAN ROSS DRAINAGE WORK —  DUNCAN ROSS, the Ormskirk-based sportsturf contractor, has successfully completed the drainage part of a re-development project at Clitheroe Golf Club, Lancashire, after last winter’s weather caused huge delays. It all began two years ago when the planned ....

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WHEELCHAIRS GET ACCESS TO ANCIENT WOODLANDS IN WILLIAMSON PARK, LANCASTER —     A project to improve access for wheelchairs on the pathways in the ancient woodland Fenham Carr area of Williamson Park in Lancaster, is proving a real benefit to the local community and visitors to the ....

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DRAINAGE TRANSFORMS NEWCASTLE GRAMMAR SCHOOL RUGBY PITCH IN PREPARATION FOR THE RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 —     Team managers from across the world are looking for training grounds to prepare for the Rugby World Cup in 2015. Newcastle Royal Grammar School has been highlighted as a potential site and is looking to ....

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Duncan Ross execute first phase of bunker redevelopments at Astbury Golf Club

   02-Mar-2017

Duncan Ross execute first phase of bunker redevelopments at Astbury Golf Club
 
 
Duncan Ross has executed the vision of renowned golf course architect, Jonathan Gaunt, with the fabrication of four bunkers at Astbury Golf Club, which have been very well received by the board of directors and members.
The parkland course, based in Cheshire, was established in 1922 with the bunkers not receiving any consistent redevelopments since then. Old bunker faces were becoming tired with age; drains weren’t working properly and there was an inconsistency of sand.
 
After a membership survey and the appraisal of head greenkeeper, Dave Blank, it was decided to have Gaunt Golf Design Limited survey the course and provide the club with a bunker master plan.
It was the aim of Jonathan to reinstate some character tothe course through the bunkers, making the design process crucial, but the interpretation of those designs from Duncan Ross even more so.
 
“The bunkering at Astbury is designed not to be too severe to play from, visually attractive and in view from the tee or approach, and Duncan has interpreted that really well,” Jonathan explained.
“When it comes to designing bunkers for courses it’s more of a job for me to implement the ideas of the club and pick the right contractors to oversee the work to make sure it’s done to the right standard.
 
 
“They asked me to provide them with a master plan and that included if bunkers should be filled in, repositioned, reshaped or remodelled. I worked my way around the course and came up with an 18-hole master plan, and that plan has become their blue print for future works.”
 
With the second phase of work planned to take place on the site this year the success of the first phase was very important for all parties, not least the club itself. Dave explains the teamwork involved in the project and the results that can now be seen on the 1st and 13th holes.
 
He said: “It was an extensive job because it was the first time we’d worked with Duncan and Jonathan, but I can’t tell you how pleased the members, especially the board of directors, are with Duncan and the work he’s done for us.
 
“A bit of everything has contributed to the success of Duncan’s work. It’s his attitude to come in and look at the work, nothings too much trouble. We altered one or two things, and he was more than happy to accommodate those changes, and together we mixed in and made a good team.
 
“Now we’re just waiting for the turf to bed in and settle, and the roots to start germinating and knit properly, and then the sand will go in at the beginning of March in time for the start of the season.”
 
The project also incorporated a rubber membrane into the bunkers for the first time. It’s hoped that whilst the initial outlay for the product was expensive that the long-term benefits will far out way the cost by keeping the sand clean and stopping it getting contaminated.
 
The use of innovative products is very important as technology moves on, asis the commitment of Duncan Ross to ensure that every client receives the highest quality final product available to their budget.

 

 

"We like a challenge and will consider any project large or small. We look to the goals of our customers and work with them to exceed their expectations. From our initial consultation through implementation, completion and after care service, there are no surprises or hidden costs. We encourage open communication throughout, underpinned by an uncompromising level of safety, attention to detail, customer service and environmental care.

We have the necessary technical expertise, experience, very latest plant and equipment, and the dedicated in-house specialist staff to ensure that you are provided with the very best service. Our experience in the field of turf management and maintenance, plus our unrivalled skills in drainage projects, guarantee excellent results. Effective planning and overall project management means that the projects are delivered on time and within budget."

 

Duncan Ross
Managing Director