So far this year we have renovated 8 bunkers lining them with astro turf and I'm happy to report back.... so far so good. However, we have 46 bunkers so that leaves a large amount left to do, but this doesnt mean were going to neglect the other ones.
First we have to edge the bunker using the 'half moon' tool, trying to take away as little as possible, so that we're not making the bunker that much bigger.
Using the back of the rake to smooth out the footprints on the faces. This stops any loosening of the sand which causes plugging of the ball.
Leaving the bunker at the lowest point prevents anyone hurting them self from slipping or falling.
The aim of back raking the faces is to allow the ball to roll to the centre of the bunker making it less difficult for the golfer to play the shot and less time consuming for us greenskeepers.