Following the major renovation project earlier this year on #7 bunker, we have received many nice comments about the condition of this hazard. Obviously the goal is to keep this bunker playing well for many years to come. To this end, one of the on-going tasks that we now do periodically, is check the bunker for sand depth uniformity.
As you can see in the photo, one crew member is using a probe to check depth at various locations. When thin or heavy areas of sand are located, he marks these, and a second crew member uses the plow on the bunker rake to redistribute the sand.
How does sand get moved? There are actually a number of causes for sand movement within a bunker, including rain, wind, golf shots, and the mechanical rake.