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Tag: Better Billy Bunker

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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Photos: Jason Blythe

Behind the scenes of Oregon’s The Reserve bunker renovation

April 10, 2018 By
Golf course architect John Fought speaks fondly of The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Hillsboro, a suburb of Portland, Ore. “The Reserve was one of my first — probably was my first — real solo design,” says Fought, of ...

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Photos: Finca Cortesin

Finca Cortesin gears up for major bunker drainage project

April 17, 2017 By
The Finca Cortesin Golf Club will be undertaking a comprehensive bunker drainage improvement program this summer. The resort, a three-time host of the Volvo World Match Play Championship, has unveiled plans to reconstruct its bunkers using the ‘Better Billy Bunker’ ...

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