Dear Spring Run Member,
Last week, I addressed the issue of shells and rocks in the sand traps, and why they have become a problem. I did not give specifics on what the solution might be. I’ll talk about that now.
This past week, Golf Course Maintenance dug out greenside bunkers on #4 and today on #6, and filled each with fresh new G-Angle sand. Completely shell and rock free. And Friday morning, they will remove sand, rock, and shell from #5 and #9 greenside traps, and likewise replace it all with brand new bunker material. I realize that #6 had really become a problem, and wanted everyone to know that it has been taken care of.
Next week, the Maintenance crew will work on holes in need of sand on the back 9 by continuing the same removal and replacement process.
We don’t anticipate redoing all the bunkers. Most are rarely used and /or full of enough sand to not be a shell problem. And since we may be adding some sort of liner to a number of bunkers in the near future, we don’t want to spend money when it’s not needed.
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I am glad you took these steps. The trap at 6 was really bad. I have experience with traps and liners. This is not an easy change and will be pleased to discuss with you.
Please stop me next time you see me and we can go over it. Thanks!