The Sand-Pro and Greens Maintenance

September 13, 2018 Dean Baker

The Sand-Pro & Bunker Maintenance

With the introduction of the Sand-pro to our bunkers, we have received positive comments about their playability. Smooth and firm! The bunker sides continue to stay compacted with less raking which allows the ball to release and fall to the bunker floor. At times the sides may look unkempt but their firm un-raked sides have improved playability with less fried egg lies.

The one downside of the sand-pro is its ability getting in & out of steep sloped bunkers. The entery points have been determined for easiest access and to limit damage to bunker edges. Through daily use, we are seeing areas of wear at these entry points. Members have also commented of the damage it as created. This fall we plan to renovate these areas, for better access.

This Sand-pro has been a great asset to our daily maintenance. A true game changer on improving the quality of these hazards!!

About the Author

Dean Baker

Dean Baker, Certified Golf Course Superintendent (Since 1989). He joined Burlington Golf & Country Club in 2012, where he has enjoyed the remodeling and renovation of this historic 1922 Stanley Thompson design. Dean is a graduate of the University of Guelph where he remains involved with the program he graduated from, Associate Diploma in Turf Management. There he lends his expertise as an instructor to upcoming turf managers, by instructing the Human Resources for Turf Managers Course.

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