Step 1: Building the right team
Their first move was to bring on Paul McMahon from Hydro Designs as their golf course irrigation designer.
“Paul is so experienced, and we felt very comfortable communicating with him,” Torres says.
He toured the course, dug into the history of the system, did pressure checks and found some long-lost broken valves that were quickly fixed. He also helped the team realize that they didn’t need to replace the main lines.
“It became apparent that the main line was likely to last another 25 years,” McMahon says. “But there was a lot wrong with everything else — particularly 150 to 200 sprinkler heads that didn’t come on and were poorly placed. At that point, it made sense to do everything but the main line.”
The club agreed and began installation of a new pump station in 2021.