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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Edmondstown GC - Bunker Remodel Almost Complete

The bunker remodel program is nearly completed. Bunkers were remodelled on holes 2,3,4,7,9,11,12,13,14,16,17,18 and the practice area. The works commenced on the 10th January 2011, following extensive engagement with the club.

The problem with the bunkers at Edmonstown G.C. was not an unfamiliar one - holding water, sand wash on the faces, contaminated sand as a result of the localised contours graded to attract water into the bunkers. As a consequence of the silt build up in the drainage and sand profile, the sand does not perform properly. Both the Maintenance Crew and golfers became frustrated.

The solution was to remodel the bunker complexes, recontour the ground, install new drainage and bunker liner, new turfing and the new sand to be installed this week. Hereunder (and in the Edmondstown GC Profile page) are some photos taken on 14th April during a site visit, one can see the bunkers are cored and the liner has been installed in some cases.

The bunkers are due to be in play the week of 22nd April - pretty good going - 32 bunkers completely remodelled and back in play in 14 weeks !.

3rd Green Complex

18th Green Complex