Project Owner: Schneiter’s Bluff
Project Manager: Craig Sorensen
Project Location: West Point, UT.
Schneiter’s Bluff Golf Course in West Point Utah, is one of many golf courses in the valley along the Wasatch Front. The Schneiter family has been providing a relaxing yet challenging golfing experience for Utah golfers for over 50 years. It was time to remove and replace the driving range netting that SCI had previously installed almost 15 years ago. According to net manufacturers, the typical life span of a net is 6 to 10 years, however, thanks to SCI’s quality aerial construction and design, and also customer maintenance, we were able to nearly double that amount for this customer, just a few miles east of the wind/weather producing Great Salt Lake. Craig Sorensen took this project into his own hands and visited over 15 different golf courses, looking at and studying the different installation techniques, options and materials used, and with the help of his aerial line team and the customer, Jon Schneiter, created the best design build for our customer.
The chosen design required that several of the existing poles be removed and replaced/re-positioned elsewhere. The poles were set 50 feet apart and nets were installed in 150 foot sections, with an X shaped cable on both sides of the net, per span, ensuring stability, wind protection support and therefore longevity.
The 1500 feet of new netting, required extra support on the edges of each section. We knew from driving range net installation experience that re-enforced sides make for longer-lasting nets. We weaved re-enforcement material on the top, bottom and the sides of each net section for extra strength and tension of the net. We replace all of the old pole hardware, anchors, strand and netting hardware.