This past Wednesday we implemented a new technique in the way that we maintain the bunker complexes. Typically we hand rake every bunker here with a rake that is very similar to a leaf rake. This leaves behind random high and low channels in the sand creating an inconsistent look and hurts the play ability factor. The new change is, instead of raking we are going to broom them with push brooms. The main objective is for the ball to release and roll down the hill rather than hanging up on the edge. This will help you play out of them much easier and will help in protecting the edge and keep the faces firm. The final look is a smooth bunker that will channel the ball to the low area.
We are close to wrapping up our new mulch bed on 18 and so far I have seen numerous people being able to find there ball and of course save a stroke. This should help with pace of play and brings a new fresh look.
|If you look hard you can see that balls landed at the top then rolled down, precisely our plan.|