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Would you still play golf if you had to bring your own rake?

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  1. 1. Would you still play golf if you had to bring your own rake?

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I probably would not. All that sand would get in my bag and thus my car.
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I voted Yay, just to see what kind of reaction it would get.

It would be a great product idea. The 15th club is a retractable rake. The stainless steel tangs snap in and out of the extendable tube. You can also put a retractable blade on the other end to fight off bobcats and alligators, kind of like the cutlass from "After Earth".

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The issue isn't whether I'd bring a rake. The issue is whether the inconsiderate golfers ahead of me would bring a rake. I'd say that it's a pretty fair bet that the majority would not. Therefore, I'll tend to pass on that particular course..... .....I'd golf, just not there.
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I miss Gilberg. Although his material was getting a little weak.
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I would not bring on so I would have to pass on that course. Bad enough some players don't bother to rake now, can't imagine if they had to bring there own.

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I would not bring a rake!

Ha Ha. You sound totally outraged!

I AIN'T BRINGING NO STINKIN' RAKE!! :mad:

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Let's look closer at the question.  If all courses did not provide rakes and it was considered proper etiquette to rake after playing from a sand bunker, I suspect everyone would bring a rake, possibly a little folding tool.  If a single course did not provide rakes, I expect most everyone would avoid that course.

Frankly, after 11/1 in SE Michigan a lot of courses remove the rakes (along with ball washers, tee markers, etc...).  In this minimalist environment, I do not drag along a rake.  I do scuff my feet and fill in foot prints and large gouges as best I can.  I believe Pine Valley does not rake any of their bunkers but I will likely never get a chance to personally vouch for that piece of info.

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Let's look closer at the question.  If all courses did not provide rakes and it was considered proper etiquette to rake after playing from a sand bunker, I suspect everyone would bring a rake, possibly a little folding tool.  If a single course did not provide rakes, I expect most everyone would avoid that course.

Frankly, after 11/1 in SE Michigan a lot of courses remove the rakes (along with ball washers, tee markers, etc...).  In this minimalist environment, I do not drag along a rake.  I do scuff my feet and fill in foot prints and large gouges as best I can.  I believe Pine Valley does not rake any of their bunkers but I will likely never get a chance to personally vouch for that piece of info.

I also suspect that if any (or all) courses adopted that policy the starter would be checking to see that you have a rake in your group. Kinda hard to fake having a rake when you do not in fact have a rake.

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bring your own, use one thats provided but for the love of god rake your damn foot prints!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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:)  I just would not play golf.. Unless of course bringing a rake automatically lowered your score 2 points.  Basically the question is always, what is in it for me :) right!

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The course I play at regularly has a rake on each cart.  Not so bad, so I guess if there was a foldable rake of some sort (perhaps blended with a ball retriever?) I'd invest in one if I wanted to play the course in question.  I don't see myself just carrying a regular rake stuck down in my bag.

It doesn't seem to me it would save that much money for the course, and would likely piss customers/members off unnecessarily.  Probably better for a private course than one that hopes to draw folks in from GolfNow and the like.

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If it were a choice between not playing or bringing a rake, I would bring a rake.  It's not that big of a deal really.

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I would bring a rake. But most of the courses I play at the sand isn't that great to begin with so there really isn't a great need to rake anyway.
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I would play, I rarely go into a  trap, I'm talking months

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I miss Gilberg. Although his material was getting a little weak.

No doubt. I really enjoyed his style of humor.

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I would as long as it didn't count as a 15th club ;-)

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I would tell the ranger only scrubs hit into the sand and they do not need to worry about me.

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