Thursday, January 17, 2013

Bunker Preparation ramps up on PLAYERS Stadium

After completion of initial sand additions to pot bunkers this week, the next phase of bunker preparation will be additions to fairway and large greenside bunkers.  Ahead of this process the superintendent team on The PLAYERS Stadium determined that roots will need to be removed from selected bunkers that are in the vicinity of trees prior to the additions.
 Luis and Tony spent Wednesday afternoon working 9 greenside bunker

After many hours of work using a pick ax, machete, shovels and other assorted tools, the amount of roots removed justified the effort.  This process will be used in a few other key locations that have established trees overhanging bunkers ahead of sand additions.

Roots removed from 9 bunker completely filled the back of a turf gator at completion