Thursday September 23rd, Coring the greens

A 7.30am start saw the team from “Turf Conditioning Australia” on deck and the usual suspects from the club up and about.  The morning included;

  • coring and picking up on all the greens
  • coring the track in front of the 6th green,
  • loading sand and top dressing the greens,
  • measuring the penncross seed,
  • organising the materials and beginning  the works on the sides of crossovers,
  • lowering the drainage pits on the 6th fairway,
  • and sorting the materials for cleaning up the distance markers and tee signage.

By noon the boys from TCU were washing down their machinery and joining everyone else enjoying a cool drink and a few snags.  Wendy did a great job organising the lunch

Ron,  Freebie, & Sevi “raring to go”.

Coring and picking up on the 6th

Freebie and the “bulldog” fill the top-dresser.

Mal & Sevi lower the storm-water pits on the 6th fairway.

Works begin on the crossovers. 1st finished; from the 4th tee.

Friday September 24th – Annual Working Bee

A goodly crew turned up for the 2021 Working Bee.  There was plenty to do and everyone put in a good morning’s or day’s work.  A great deal was accomplished and the Park and course look much the better for everyone’s hard work.

Mitch and Tyler got on with digging up  the two missing drain lids, putting them back in place and then covering over the large drain beside the track on the eastern boundary

After making sure the sand had dried out Sevi and Ron headed out to seed and smudge in the greens

Mal, Tony, Freebie, Tyler and Mitch planned and dug a new drain on the eastern edge of 6th fairway then laid the agi-pipe, backfilled, relaid the turf and levelled everything off.

Tony, Kev, Craig and Mick set to work finishing off the edges for the three crossovers at the 9th and 18th tees.

Over Thursday and Friday Mal did a deal of whipper-snipping along the Nth and Sth boundaries.

Scott whipper-snipped around the shed and along sections of the eastern drain.

Bob and Freebie mowed the fairways.

Keith headed off to trim the rough around each fairway.

Mitch and Tyler got stuck into the stump between the 5th and 18th fairways.

Kath, Lorraine and Connie  cleaned and repainted tee and sponsor signs and distance markers.

Darlene did a heap of weeding on the new “mound” gardens.

Jenny cleaned up a large dirt pile close to the 3rd green.

Wendy put on another great lunch.

Monday September 27th

Final sanding and smudging was carried out on Monday.  Thanks Ron, Freebie and Hugh D.

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 makes up the Golf Course. Currently we have twelve greens and 18 tees. The course ratings are; Blue Tees; Men - Par 72, ACR 72, Slope 124. Women - Par 76, ACR 77, Slope 129. Red Tees; Men - Par 70, ACR 68, Slope 114. 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). Competition fees are $10.00. Twilight golf runs every Friday (~4.00 pm on) between November and March; $5.00 for golf.