Thursday, May 3, 2012

Bunker Rejuvenation Part II

Now that the bunkers have been edged and the sand is distributed evenly throughout each bunker we are now moving forward with the second and last part of our bunker rejuvenation program. Our goal is to have consistent playing bunkers where the golf balls will not plug in the slopes. We'd like all golf balls to be played from the flat portions of the bunkers. In order to do this we are compacting the bunker faces to firm them up. Then we will rake them with the backs of the bunker rakes instead of using the teeth. Each time it rains the sand should firm up and balls hit into these faces will roll to the bottoms of the bunkers which will be raked. This will create a better lie to play from.

A picture of the bunker slope compaction:

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