Bunker Rake Holder

The Lough Erne Resort in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, has 36 holes, including one course designed by Sir Nick Faldo. Sean Donohue, greenkeeper, had his equipment manager weld an 18-inch long, 2-inch square metal tubing to two 3/8th-inch diameter bolts that were screwed into the nuts and welded to the front wheel framework. A traditional short-tooth wooden maintenance bunker rake’s handle easily fits into the square tubing for transport. The bolts, nuts and square tubing were in inventory and a red enamel paint (5 pounds sterling, equivalent to about $6.84) was applied matching the Toro red color scheme. Labor time was about one hour.

Concrete Cart Path Cleaning

Concrete cart paths and sidewalks, especially those in climatic areas where they can become discolored, can be routinely cleaned with a One Pass Mold Blaster. This totally self-contained implement has either a 4-foot- or 5-foot-wide front-mounted surface cleaning deck. The deck can be removed and a standard equipment 5 turbo-tip curb attachment can be used to clean concrete cart path curbing. It is powered by two Kohler engines along with a 535-gallon poly water tank. A support vehicle tows a Turfco Torrent 2 Debris Blower directly behind to dry the cart path surface. The One Pass Mold Blaster costs up to $45,000 depending on the options. I spotted this implement at a housing development in Naples, Florida.

Terry Buchen, CGCS, MG, is president of Golf Agronomy International. He’s a 51-year, life member of the GCSAA. He can be reached at 757-561-7777 or terrybuchen@earthlink.net.