Ecobunker shows off synthetic revetted faces to Scottish clubs

By |  April 16, 2018 0 Comments

Tain Golf Club, located in Ross-shire in the far north of Scotland, was the venue of a “bunker camp” recently, as representatives of several local clubs came to see the building of a bunker on a new practice facility for the club.

Huw Morgan MG and Llewelyn Matthews, technical manager and construction manager respectively, with synthetic revet specialist Ecobunker, went to Tain at the invitation of course manager Iain MacLeod to install the companyʼs product in a new practice bunker. MacLeod took the opportunity of inviting representatives of other local clubs to attend and view the process. Attendees included Chris Haspell, representing the planned Coul Links at Embo; Eoin Riddell of Royal Dornoch; Caroline Munro of Bonar Bridge—Ardgay; and Gary Urquhart of Invergordon.

“When Iain asked us to come up and install our product on his new practice facility, we jointly figured it would make sense to ask some of the other clubs in the area to come and see how it works,” said Morgan. “In northern Scotland there are a bunch of courses that are really good, natural golf, but which donʼt have a lot of money, and our product can save significant amounts of cash over using natural revet, because it doesn’t need to be rebuilt every few year.

MacLeodʼs team will install a second Ecobunker on the practice facility in the near future, and club greens chairman Gus Gurney said it may not stop there. “We were very impressed with the Ecobunker product and process, and would be very interested in exploring its potential for future use to install it in the bunkers out on our links course,” he said.

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