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Friday, August 20, 2010

Hand Watering Around Bunkers

You may have noticed several of our employees hand watering the areas around the bunkers in the fairways and around the greens. They are watering only the turf without having water flood the bunkers. This, while labor intensive, has a two fold benefit. It gets much needed water to the turf and it prevents the sand from being wet. While we do have an automated irrigation system, those sprinklers turn 360 degrees which waters both the turf and the sand. Wet sand can minimize the quality of bunker playing conditions for the golfer.
Regulo Sanchez is watering the turf immediately bordering the bunkers.
Notice the edges of the bunkers are drying out and deteriorating due to lack of water

Dry bunker edges are less defined due to extended hear and lack of water

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