Draining the 6th Green – August 15th 2018
RGC captain, Scott Williams and president, Anthony Lakey, took on the job of running a drain, basically east/west across the 6th green. The northern end of the 6th has been subject to casual water for a number of years and it was time to sort this problem out.
1st – Mark the line and take out the turf.
2nd – dig down and clear the trench to around 350mm
3rd – drop in about 30mm of 25mm screenings
4th – put in the agi-pipe (with stocking) and connect to the 90mm storm water pipe that runs into the Nth/Sth drain along the eastern boundary of Romsey Park.
5th – add sand over the Ag pipe.
6th – replace the turf
7th – top-dress and level
8th – roll it all in
9th – top dress again then roll and , after some steady work, there you are. Freebie and Bruce, fresh from cutting the fairways and rough, putted a few balls and, … all was good.