Hope y all are still helpful with a next post: What’s the status of your bunker rakes in your backyard recreational area? With so many operators seemingly rethinking each aspect of their classic golf experience for the future and beyond, bunker rakes seem unlikely to come back into your backyard recreational area anytime soon. You might want to think about getting rid of them altogether. Unless you’re a true green-thumper who’s willing to dig up some old-fashioned sand and spread it on a regular basis, though, there’s no real reason why they can’t stay in your yard. There’s just one minor issue. Because they’re buried underground, they won’t be able to reach the surface easily-and even if they could, they’d probably come back up missing some of their grass.
That’s where things get interesting. Because bunker rakes tend to be buried so deeply, digging them up is a bit of a logistical nightmare. Even if you manage to get the equipment up to the surface of your lawn once in a while, it wouldn’t be a smooth, steady process. For most homeowners, that amounts to one to two tons of old-growth sand every year-and that’s just assuming you’re even able to scoop some of it up. Most homeowners would rather just hire a professional golf maintenance crew to make sure that the old-growth sand doesn’t erode too much in the future, which is a very good decision in general.
Another potential solution for your problems might be to get a couple of your own bunker rakes. They can take care of some of the extra cleaning and maintenance that regular golf clubs simply can’t do, since they’re smaller and therefore less of a hassle. Plus, it’s nice to have your own golf clubs (even if they’re old), since there are few other hobbies that offer as much variety and possibility for personal fulfillment as playing a round of golf each day. If you can spare the money, it might be a better idea to buy your own, rather than renting, since they’re so easy to transport and set up-and generally, they’re so much better for the game in general.