TJ builds new holes at Stoneham Golf Club

TJ Transport are working in partnership with Stoneham Golf Club to create an enhanced and modern driving range and practice facility. The works and modifications will significantly improve the Club’s practice and teaching facilities for members and visitors to the golf club. Stoneham has developed a strategic 5-year plan that targets being recognised as the premier golf course in Hampshire and ranked in the top 50 golf courses in England by 2021. The Club’s aspiration to host premier tournaments for Professional and Amateur golfers, such as British Open Qualifying events, can only be realised with an improved practice and teaching facility.

Stoneham Golf Club was established in 1908 and is laid out in a beautiful piece of heathland on the Northern boundary of Southampton. Stoneham Golf Club has always presented a good challenge to all standards of golfers. Every hole is different and the balance of five par 5s and five par 3s gives players a wonderful selection of holes.

Stoneham is an 18-hole, par 72, private heathland golf course. In 2012, the Club commissioned Ken Moodie of Creative Golf Designs, with input from former European Tour player Ken Brown and arboriculturist John Nicholson, to develop a blueprint for developing and modernising the golf course in order to maximise its potential.

TJ Transport are the main part of a team managing the process from start to finish. This includes supplying the materials, transporting them to the site, carrying out the shaping, screening and placing work. TJ staff are on-site building the new practice facility using TJ’s bulldozer, excavators, dumpers and screeners to get the job done effectively and efficiently. The materials being used for this project are from chosen construction sites where the clean inert material would otherwise be going to landfill, is tested, approved and diverted to this project. To ensure the best recycling and reuse this material and recycled aggregates are being used wherever possible in this project.

TJ has worked on many projects for other golf clubs in the past and it is an area TJ are keen to expand on. TJ are also involved in other projects, which include restoration of old and sunken landfills, capping and restoration of waste landfills, filling of old quarries, filling in dangerous water bodies, raising ground levels to prevent flooding, re-landscaping and creating car parking facilities and safety bunding for clay pigeon shooting ranges.

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Luke Haskell
2 September 2019