The Chief Bunker Rake
One smooth side for rolling the vertical face of the bunker and a second side with ridges to scrape the bottom of the trap for a consistent lie. The result is a more consistent finish than traditional bunker rakes that leave deep plow marks in the playing surface.
Golf course superintendents are increasingly adopting the “Aussie Style” of maintenance in sand traps. The goal is to cultivate smooth, tight sand on the vertical areas of the bunker. This ensures balls that land here will not plug and roll back down to the bottom of the trap, where the sand is not very deep and will be “scrapped” for a consistent lie.
Approximately one-third of golf courses in the United States have adopted the Aussie Style — including Quail Hollow, the site of the 2017 PGA Championship — and have done so without bunker rakes specially designed for this style of play. Enter The Chief.