The project I will touch on today is the ongoing improvement of bunkers, and I am excited about the possibility of a solution to the heavy wet sand found in select bunkers. For the majority of courses the most time consuming and expensive feature to maintain on the course is bunkers, and here at La Rinconada we fall into that catagory.
|Sand holding water and creating algae|
The problem that exists is that the bunkers hold water. They hold water due to the type of sand, and the bottoms are lined.
|Liner exposed. Notice, no drainage, flat bottom|
|Removing the liner for infiltration|
To remedy this problem we have removed the liner in the bottom of this bunker to see if the water will peculate into the soil profile below.
So far the results are promising during this short evaluation time. No other bunkers will be done until the results are conclusive.