Monday, August 11, 2014

Heavy Rain - NO Major Bunker Wash

The bunker renovation has made a huge improvement to the labor and maintenance of the golf course regarding clean-up. We received an estimated 2 inches of rain on Friday (August 8, 2014). This amount of rain would require many labor hours of bunker restoration. Unfortunately, we did receive some wash in the bunkers. This is due to the outside flow of water surrounding the bunkers. We plan to add some drainage directional berms to some of the surrounding bunkers. Out of the 58 bunkers renovated, we only had 6-7 with some wash. We did have the pesky finger washes on the perimeters of the bunkers, but nothing out of the ordinary. The fairway bunkers will be completed next year. Over the last few years, we have lost significant labor hours to bunker restoration during the winter season. The loss of labor has restricted the staff in focusing on small winter projects. This winter, the maintenance staff will have the ability to focus on irrigation improvements, additional drainage throughout the golf course and other areas in need of attention. Below are some pictures of the bunkers with minimal to no wash.