Thursday, April 17, 2014

Back to Bunkers

As we did last year on #7, porous asphalt is being used as a liner in the base of bunkers.  This spring, the large fairway bunker on #9, the green side bunker on #10, and the bunkers on #17 are being re-built.
Installing asphalt liner on #10 green bunker.

The innovative idea of using asphalt (referred to as the Matrix Bunker System), was developed by Dan Meersman, the Director of Grounds at Philadelphia Cricket Club.  The asphalt remains porous because it contains fewer small particles, and is not compacted with a heavy roller.  Once it cools, water will flow freely to the drain lines below.  The 23" of rain we received last June and July were the ultimate test for #7, and the bunker held up great.
Two of these yellow dumper trucks were used to transport the asphalt.

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