After successfully completing the first 6 bunkers last year it has quickly come round to the time of year where phase 2 of our works is about to begin. Last year saw the first year of our 5 year bunker plan get underway; however we were not blessed with decent weather or dry conditions. We encountered teething problems with the lining method and a global pandemic only delayed us further. Once up and running they are everything we hoped for them to be; aesthetically pleasing, free draining and not compacted!
We have decided this year to install a superior liner in the form of recycled artificial turf. It is free draining and will eliminate any contamination between the soil and the bunker sand. This will mean the bunker sand will not have to be replaced every couple of years.
Contaminated sand has directly affected the drainage and after heavy rainfall it can make the bunkers near on unplayable at times, which is now very noticeable when you compare the old bunkers to our new ones. Again we will be reducing the size of the bunkers. So far animal damage does not seem to have been an issue in the new bunkers.
We have chosen 8 bunkers to do as phase 2 of our bunker renovation plan which will completely renovate and bring them up to a higher standard. Below is an outline of the work we will be carrying out and some important information regarding playability and any disruption that might be caused.