This is a topic that gets golf club members extremely frustrated: the lack of players raking bunkers.
In the United Kingdom, we are slowly creeping our way towards the start of the golf season.
Those battered, cold clubs have come out of the garage. New equipment has been ordered. YouTube content is being consumed.
If I can just do this...then I'll have the golf swing sorted, you'll think to yourself.
Then it happens.
You'll turn up to that first competition and invariably find the sand throughout the entirety of your round.
What is more likely to upset you is the lack of bunker raking going on. Why can't people just rake the bunkers? Please. Just rake them.
Just how infuriating is it when you find the trap and there your ball lies in a footprint right in front of you? It's laughing at you.
There ultimately is one common denominator behind all of this: laziness. People are just lazy. And they do not care.
And they never will. It is frankly ridiculous. But perhaps this rake - simple and effective to use - could be snapped up by your club.
Watch the video below, and let us know what you think. It certainly looks like it will give you a smooth lie once used.
Is this the perfect golf rake? pic.twitter.com/ydoHNewEWQ— MyGolfSpy (@MyGolfSpy) February 15, 2022
Where can someone procure this amazing rake?— Mark D Villa (@markdvilla) February 15, 2022
That’s fantastic but there is one small flaw. You need sand in the bunkers to begin with - a rare sight on my local course!— Bertie G (@BertiePonsonby) February 16, 2022
It’s only perfect if players use it— Deano findley (@Deanofindley) February 16, 2022
They are too heavy, and they don't work in wet sand; they are a solution in search of a problem.— Bill Otteson (@BillOtteson) February 16, 2022
Look - sand with no stones - come try that at my course— Leon Loberman #StayAwareSaveLives not over yet (@leonloberman) February 16, 2022
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