Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Winter bunker prep

One of the things you may notice if you were to venture out on the course this winter, is a trench that goes around the inside of the bunker. We do this to protect the boundary of the bunker. When the leaves fall, the winter winds whip across the course and blow the sand out of the bunkers. By building a trench, we provide a depression that catches the sand before it can leave the confines of the bunker lip. The sand that blows out piles up outside the bunker and causes a number of problems from edging the bunkers to turf quality issues. I came across the bottom two photos which show exactly the type of winter situation we are trying to avoid with our preparation work.
Now you know the rest of the story,

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