|Notice how his back foot digs in|
Also, over the past couple of years, I've noticed a sharp increase in the number of golfers exiting bunkers toward the green, which is usually has the steepest slope. Not only is this dangerous from a safety perspective, it has a direct negative impact on the bunker itself. Climbing up the steep slopes of the bunker can cause the sub-grade, and drainage materials, underneath the sand to become compromised. Once the drainage is disturbed, considerable labor and materials are needed to make the necessary repairs. Stepping on the bunker noses also causes them to erode and the bunker lip can get damaged. We please ask that everyone enter/exit the bunkers on the low side, usually opposite of the green. Each morning, the grounds staff will place bunker rakes near entry/exit points to encourage proper access.
With your assistance, we can keep the bunkers the best condition possible.