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Golfers can do quite well without rakes in the sand. They must remember to smooth out any big holes.

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Wouldn"t golf be more enjoyable for the 25 handicapper if there were no sand traps?

Bill W.

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i agree, no rakes, free drop in bunker.

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Take away the rakes

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Play it as it lies......for the last few months when I have play golf an if I’m lucky enough to land in a bunker I have not noticed any difference from smooth sand or foot print ruff sand. No rakes saves time.

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I also notice that as I age less people throw their trash in garbage cans. Less dog owners pick up their dog’s poo, and people are washing their hands less after using a public restroom. ( Until CV19) Further more all of these things take more time!!! So screw those rakes! .. . . Let the greenskeeper and his crew work less darnit!!! . WAIT !that is probably not a good idea, let’s just stick with setting a standard of work ethic and do more not less.

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NO ONE EVER RAKES THE TRAPS ANYWAY!!! I WOULD BET MOST PEOPLE DON'T EVEN KNOW THEY ARE MISSING.

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A trap is supposed to be a hazard but we keep them so pristine that the pros hit into them directly for an easier up and down. I say let 'em go for non tournaments and allow a pick and drop rule for really bad lies. Ask players to "clean up" a little after (with their club)
their shot. For tournaments, probably keep the rule as it is so everyone has the advantage of an easy shot.

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It is not difficult to have rakes available on carts . This way they are always close at hand and never affect a shot , roll or lie. Walkers could even carry their own . Personally I carry one in my bag so the next golfer never has to experience a bad shot because of me

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What about seniors who cannot walk 9 Holes much less 18 holes