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#1 nutgolf

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 03:09 PM

there is a big houla about rakes and the impact on a player's final result when hitting a rake and staying against the back of the bunker or against the front of a bunker.

  I believe rakes should be placed into a cavity with a grass top that is level with the grass in that area and to protect that little piece of grass the cover and a radius of 10 CM around it be GUR.

  Course designers should incorporate such things in their design.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 03:18 PM

I was gunna suggest a rake coffin but couldn't be assed writing a thesis on it.

I have more of a problem with unraked bunkers than the rake itself I either leave the rake out or put it smack bang in the middle of the bunker so anyone can move it and the ball is in a decent spot, sometimes I'll even rake the sand where I put the rake if I have time so whoever lands there has a good lie too.
 


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 06:47 PM

The answer for me...regardless of where its discarded...

 

Attached File  curved handled rake.jpg   8.1KB   2 downloads


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 07:09 PM

I almost always leave the rake with the head in near the middle of the bunker and the tip of the handle up on the lip so that very little of it can interfere with someone else's ball.  If the rake head stops a ball, it's in a reasonable spot, and the handle isn't outside the bunker to deflect a ball in.

 

That achieves much of what Schmuk's photo does.



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 07:30 PM

How about no rakes and we enter the bunker like old times when they were natural unkempt and a true hazard?


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 09:48 PM

How about they install automatic electric blowers to blow the sand smooth like a sand dune.  Natural ripples would be ok.


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 07:04 PM

This one again...

 

Hows about the PVC tubing vertically upright at the natural entrance (and hopefully exit) point of the bunker.   Grab it when you go in, rake, and replace it on the way out.

 

Alternatively a "T" shaped rest for the head with the handle directed in the line of play, in a similar position.

 

Sure beats the rake thrown randomly somewhere near the middle of the bunker, especially when thrown before the lazy bugger playing ahead of you clambers up the steep face leaving his / her deep footprints !!!   ;-(((



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 07:18 PM

A bunker is a hazard - take what you get. If you want an easier shot, land the ball on some grass.


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 09:18 PM

A bunker is a hazard - take what you get. If you want an easier shot, land the ball on some grass.


Can I take it that you may be of the "no rake, no raking" school?

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:01 PM

Can I take it that you may be of the "no rake, no raking" school?


No, just down the road from there at 'the people should sook less about a bit of bad luck school'.
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Posted 26 January 2014 - 09:40 PM

The answer for me...regardless of where its discarded...

 

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Only problem I see there is the dark green handle. We have a few of those. some days you can hardly handle them without burning your hands. Like the idea though.


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 09:54 PM

Only problem I see there is the dark green handle. We have a few of those. some days you can hardly handle them without burning your hands. Like the idea though.


The sun isn't quite that intense in Finland...guess we could use our white handles...only need to be curved/bent
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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:17 PM

A bunker is a hazard - take what you get. If you want an easier shot, land the ball on some grass.

 

Flog response. Sure its a hazard but there's no reason why we should have to hit out of big fat foot prints.



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:34 PM

Flog response.

In front of the mirror when you wrote that?


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:36 PM

In front of the mirror when you wrote that?


Really? That's what you're running with?




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