Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bunker Maintenance

Today we began work on edging the bunkers.  While edging we also check the depth of the sand and check for any of stakes or liners that might have worked their way up.  The freezing and thawing over the winter causes the sand to shift, and in some cases pushing the staples up and out of the bunker (see picture below).  Earlier this spring we removed any staples that were lifted over the winter and added sand where needed.

The first edging of the year.

Bunker in the peat, with the plastic staples pushed up from the frost over the winter.  Plastic was used due to the acidic nature of the peat to eat away at metal.

The bunkers in the clay ground had staples lifted over the winter (metal stapes were used in non-peat ground area).