Saturday, September 24

Grab a Rake: Bunker Etiquette Basics

ONE OF THE KEYS to a good golf experience is to be aware of where you and your playing partners are on the golf course and to understand particular situations. Bunkers, unfortunately, come into play a lot for most golfers. And while getting in, out of and raking the sand may seem pretty simple, there’s a right way and wrong way to do it. The above video demonstrates.

Do you have any bunker-etiquette tips or tricks?

−The Armchair Golfer


Brian Kuehn said...

Rakes in or out? A rules official told me that "rakes out" was preferred. When a rake is in the bunker, a ball can come to rest against the handle. If in removing the rake the ball moves, the player must DROP (without penalty) his or her ball. Dropping a ball in a bunker typically results in a fried egg lie at best.

From the standpoint of a maintenance guy, I can see the preference for "rakes in" (cuts down on moving the rakes while mowing). Still, I go with rakes out.

The Armchair Golfer said...

I think you're right about rakes out, Brian. Good thoughts.