Maintenance staff members await their orders before heading out on Friday afternoon.
The staff rolling out of the maintenance facility for afternoon rounds.
Not all members of the maintenance staff were lucky enough to have a ride out onto the course. The bunker crew hoofed it from maintenance facility to front nine.
Crews paid special attention to bunkers with steep faces on Friday afternoon, making sure the sand was staying put on the upper portions of the bunker.
Crews sprayed the upper portions of the bunkers with the steepest faces in an attempt to help keep the sand in place.
Crews continue to work on this bunker near the second green at Winged Foot.
When the water and rakes failed, crew members went to using their hands to push the sand onto the upper reaches of the bunkers.
More hand work on a bunker off the second green.
The entire maintenance staff at Winged Foot converged on the front nine to begin Friday afternoon rounds. They had the entire job in a little over an hour.
Blowers went to work on both tees and greens to clear them of debris.
While Blaze looked on, assistant superintendent Sean Foley waters the green surrounds at No. 2.
A team of fairway mowers roll up the fifth fairway.
Although I'm not sure of the official name, this is the tool the USGA uses to measure the firmness of greens during its championships.
The USGA tool at work on the fifth green at Winged Foot.
Superintendent Eric Greytok gave crews specific instructions about the work that needed to be done on the steepest-faced bunkers.
Pushing sand up the steepest faces in Winged Foot's bunkers required plenty of elbow grease.
The Stimpmeter and ball-mark repair crews converge on the eighth green. The grandstand in the back faces the first green.
Both Greytok and the USGA indicated greens would roll to about a 12 on the Stimpmeter. No word was offered on what these crew members measured on No. 8.
And to finish the week off, here's one more shot of the clubhouse at Winged Foot.