This week we had 38mm of rain over Monday to Wednesday then frost Friday which stopped most of our plans this week, but we did carry out other jobs like re-shaping the ground at the front of our new material bays
This week we had our training of building astro turf revetted bunker faces which is how we are building our 3 new bunkers on the new short game area, this will hopefully stop the need to rebuild these bunkers every couple of years from wear and tear of use.We are recycling the astro turf as it has came from an old hockey pitch. It was great to meet and the guys to be trained by Llewellyn Matthews.
each bit of astro turf needs to be cut depending on the shape and area of the bunker face it is used at
We have placed black permeable sheeting under the face, then we will add more at the base of the bunkers to stop the sand being contaminated by soil or stones in years to come
The building of the bunkers are very similar how we build our turf faces on the courses
We have added in a hose pipe with small holes in it to water the turf round each bunker top to help them from drying out, this will be attached to our existing irrigation system but through a pressure reducer valve
the first of the 3 bunker faces completed
the building of the other 2 has been started and will be completed next week weather pending