BUNKER MENTALITY: Digging In
More golf courses are thinking renovations. Also, superintendents present their thought processes behind presentation and playability
From 2009 through about 2011, bunker renovation projects were everybody's favorite projects to postpone," says Bob McCormick, general agent for Klingstone, which distributes a patented a spray-on polyurethane bunker lining product.
During that financial free fall, which included the Great Recession, many courses had to make decisions about which areas to focus on.
"If you lose six of your greens due to disease, then you have to spend the money to fix them," McCormick notes. "But if people are complaining about your bunkers in that economic environment, ...