Ask the Expert: Paul Woodham

Paul Woodham, STRI agronomy services manager.

We receive complaints that our bunker sand is too hard or too soft – could it be the wrong type?
There is no perfect sand for all instances and, over time, sand becomes contaminated so the natural performance can be affected. Silt and clay particles washing in from faces affects the particle size distribution of the bunker sand, increasing bulk density and risk of excess firming and poor draining. Sand with particles more angular in shape provide better slope- holding properties but may be too firm at the base....
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