On Tuesday June 15th and Wednesday June 16th Freebie, Ron, Clive, Bruce and Tony set about marking out, trenching, laying the 25mm scoria, laying the 100mm socked agi-pipe, fitting the storm water pit and then backfilling the drain aon the Sth and E of the 8th green.  Sevi rocked up with the pit and was eager to get on with the job but he was crook so we sent him home to recuperate.

This horseshoe drain will see the water that regularly accumulates beside (Sth) and behind the green drained away into the bottom dam.  Many thanks to Mitch Atlas for his advice and other efforts to assist this project.

1st: Clive, Ron & Bruce set up the dumpy to get the levels correct

2nd: Tony, Ron and Freebie hand trenched to find the 25mm pipe to the green sprinklers and the 40mm blueline ring main

3rd: Freebie and Clive marked the line to be trenched and get the 100mm, socked  agi-pipe organised

4th: Tony got Brutus going trenching along the blue line, once again, a graceful curve is a thing of beauty!

5th: Freebie had the Bulldog into the act adding a layer of 25mm scoria to the bottom of the trench

6th: “Carefully” fit the 100mm, socked agi-pipe into the trench.

7th: Tony settled the pit making sure it will also provide good  surface water access then Clive marked the inlet/outlet points.

8th: Freebie got the gennie going for a cuppa while Clive cut the entry & exit points in the pit.

9th: pit fitted with  inflow and outflow pipes connected.

10th: A spot more of the 25mm scoria in the base of the E/W drain to the dam

11th: Pipe laid, scoria over the top then backfill as best as possible given the very soggy soil

12th, Ron and Clive tidied up around the pit, now wait for the soil to settle before we clean up.

On Tuesday June 22nd Freebie, Tony and Ron started cleaning up the soil from the original horseshoe drain and trenching for a 2nd drain on the Nth side of the green.   A smaller, hand dug, drain was also run from the lowest spot on the front of the green into the horseshoe drain on the Sth of the green.  The loose soil was still very gluey and hard to handle but the “Bulldog”, with some shovel assistance, did a great job.

After lunch Clive arrived with his trusty dumpy and we made sure the new drains would all flow as intended.  Trench, clean out and level off then watch the water come out of the soil and see if there were any high spots.  More 25mm scoria, pipe, more scoria dent backfill with some the soil.  There is still a great deal of soil to move about and fill low spots in the area behind the green

Brutus back in action while Freebie and Ron begin to clear the excess soil

Tony and Ron fill the bucket behind the green

Brutus takes a spell while we dig in the pit.

Tony gets the drain from the green going

Green drain reaches the 100mm socked agi-pipe and is ready for the scoria

Green drain finished, just a few spots to tidy up.

Clive does a few final checks to make sure the drain has enough fall.

Scoria, socked 100mm agi-pipe, more scoria then some of the soil over the top and the drain is almost done

Written by Romsey Golf Club

Romsey Golf Club (RGC) golf course has been at Romsey Park since 1922. We care for and improve the ~80% of Romsey Park that contains the Golf Course. Currently we have twelve greens and 18 tees. The course ratings are; Blue Tees; Men - Par 72, ACR 72, Slope 124 and Women - Par 76, ACR 77, Slope 129 Red Tees; Men - Par 70, ACR 68, Slope 114 and Women - Par 71, ACR 73, Slope 119. Indigenous native trees and bushes are planted to make the park/course more attractive to golfers, community members and native insects, birds, reptiles and small mammals, to provide shade and wind control and for carbon abatement. RGC is a totally volunteer run club. We hold mixed competitions on Wednesdays (9.00 am for 9.30 am hit-off) and on Saturdays (11.30 am for 12.00 pm hit-off). Twilight golf runs every Friday (~4.00 pm on) between November and February ($5.00 for golf and $5.00 for a light meal).