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Tag: Better Billy Bunker

The 7th hole at Portland Golf Club (Photo: The Henebrys)

Course of the Week: Portland GC removes six bunkers in first phase of renovation

March 2, 2023 By
The renovation project, led by architect Dan Hixson, reduced the number of bunkers on the course from 61 to 53 and also aimed to increase drainage. ...

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(Photo: Boswell Golf Design/Topp Shape Enterprises)

Course of the Week: Boone County Golf undergoing major bunker renovation

December 14, 2022 By
Bill Boswell, ASGCA, of Boswell Golf Design, will design and implement the renovation of bunkers and tee complexes at the course. ...

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Porous Pave’s Sand Guard is an easy install for contractors and maintenance crews. (Photo: Porous Pave)

6 technology solutions to help you build a better bunker

March 22, 2022 By
With the goal always being a better bunker, we asked bunker companies how different technologies can change a superintendent’s world. ...

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Chase Walden, superintendent of of Old Oakland Golf Club in Indianapolis, Ind., says if you opt for an outside contractor to work on your bunkers, expect to work long hours as the crew wants to complete the job as quick as they can. (Photo: Chase Walden)

How course modernized saucer-style bunkers

March 11, 2020 By
When it comes to renovating bunkers, superintendents have a big choice to make: go in-house or use an outside firm. Chase Walden, superintendent of Old Oakland Golf Club in Indianapolis, Ind., says this often is a question of manpower. “If ...

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Bunker beauty shot (Photo: The Country Club at Castle Pines)

Life’s a Beach

March 22, 2019 By and
A sandstorm in California At Palos Verdes Golf Club, the bunkers now drain like a dream, but the crew still finds that they’re too often working in and around the beach By Seth Jones Located in sunny Southern California, Palos ...

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Better Billy Bunker

April 15, 2018 By
Better Billy Bunker’s technology provides polymer drainage between the subgrade and sand that allows rainwater to release into a gravel layer. From there, the water percolates into the drain tile. This process keeps the sand from getting saturated or contaminated, ...

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