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Rake the bunkers!

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Wednesday, April 26th, 2006
Categories: HackersLifeMiscellaneous

So I’m even par yesterday going into #13. 13 is an easy par 5 and should be a birdie or a kick in par. I push my 2nd shot a bit (6 iron) into the green side bunker. My ball had come to rest in a footprint the size of a hub cap. The ball was against the edge of the print in the face of the bunker about 5″ below the surface.

It took the biggest swing I had in me to just go sideways and get the ball out of the bunker. I don’t get up and down for par. 1-2 shot swing.

It’s so simple but some people are clueless on the course so here’s some advice for you bonehead hackers or careless people who don’t seem to appreciate the game:

1. If you happen to get in a bunker, rake it when you are done.
2. Replace your divots.
3. Fix your ball marks on the green. I try to fix my ball mark and at least two others on every green.

Come on folks! Help make the game more enjoyable and do these simple things.

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