Modbury Bowling Club members are now discovering the many benefits of their two new TigerWeave greens installed by TigerTurf. And, thanks to some clever foot work by Mykra, these surfaces will maintain their level of high performance despite summer droughts and wet winters.
TigerTurf and Mykra formed a team to overcome the intrinsic instability of the soil structure in this area. Reactive clay soils such as we found at Modbury form unstable bases for our sports surfaces because they expand when wet and contract in extended dry periods.
Mykra overcame this with some clever, innovative construction methods. A full-scale evacuation of the site for the two greens was carried out, followed by the construction of two concrete slabs suspended on metal piles above the surrounding clay This gave TigerTurf a stable platform on which to construct the crushed rock, free-draining base system for the two TigerWeave bowling greens, meeting the specifications for these international level bowling surfaces.
The Modbury Bowling Club members enjoy hosting bowls tournaments and teams from other clubs and wanted two top quality TigerWeave greens to replace their existing greens. They needed greens that could be used every day, so they could maintain their practice and playing schedules, and increase the numbers of players who could play on these wonderful bowling surfaces.
Despite the highly reactive sub-soils beneath the Modbury Bowling Club, the members can relax and enjoy the outstanding playing conditions offered by these two superb TigerWeave greens which have the benefit of excellent stability, durability and drainage over the very technical base constructed by Mykra.
Tournaments are planned with the confidence that the players can perform at the top of their game throughout the year, untroubled by the usual fluctuations in weather conditions.
The members at the Modbury Bowling Club now have even more to be proud of at their club. Framed by picturesque hills and trees, the deep green, velvet smooth TigerWeave greens look every inch the champions they are, ready to support championship play, every day.