For additional training we moved to a green on hole 10 which needed to be watered prior to compaction. This was a perfect area for training of the short, medium and long range methods of spraying and how best to adjust the spray nozzle when moving between the different ranges.
At the end of the day the crew was trained how to clean each piece of equipment and the importance of the cleaning process in order to ensure proper functioning of each piece of equipment and to prevent any clogging or delays in the process.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 the training continued with the use of water at the bunker complex on hole 5. Due to high winds and rainy conditions the training was stopped mid morning and after inspection of the bunkers being prepared on hole 2 it was agreed that on Thursday morning the process would continue.
On Thursday, April 23, 2009 the training continued with the proper way to mix the Hydrotac and water. The proper mix ratio is 1 part Hydrotac to 20 parts water or for a full container 50 litres of Hydrotac to 1,000 litres of water.
Once the mix was properly prepared we were ready to begin training using the actual product on the prepared bunkers on hole 2.
Each bunker was inspected for proper preparation and top soil placement then pre-wet to moisten and loosen the tension of the soil.