Bunkers, bunkers everywhere!
The eagle eyed amongst you have already pointed out my little typo in the last post, rest assured that we do not mow our grass at 4mm but at 14mm!
The recent rainfall and high winds have played havoc with our bunkers, washing them out and blowing sand around. Repairing the damage has been a big task! Generally bunker maintenance is an ongoing job but when the wind picks up, like it did last week, life becomes a little more interesting for us. The sand on the bunker face is usually the first to get blown around so we shovel it back to where it came from. At the same time we would usually strim the edges of the bunker so we can complete two tasks in one operation. As our bunkers are so large maintenance can be very time consuming however we do have a machine to assist us. The clever machine pushes the sand in our desired direction and rakes the base at the same time.
The autumn colours are starting to appear on the trees which is always a fantastic sight here at The Duke’s. The course looks great at the moment so if you were thinking of paying us a visit then don’t put it off too long.
Next time Jon will fill us in on how he got on while assisting with the preparation for the Dunhill Links Championship at Kingsbarns, so good luck to all concerned for a successful tournament next week.
All the best
Posted: September 21st, 2011 under Course Maintenance.