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T_MacWood

Revetted bunkers
« on: June 16, 2003, 04:13:22 AM »
When did they first come on the scene and why? How has County Down been able to survive without them?
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T_MacWood

Re: Riveted bunkers
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2003, 04:17:20 AM »
It would also be interesting to know aprox. when the famous courses first revet their bunkers. St.Andrews? Muirfield? Dornoch? Prestwick? Sandwich? Hoylake? etc.
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Marty Bonnar

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Re: Riveted bunkers
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2003, 04:26:17 AM »
Sorry , Tom, but:

Main Entry: re∑vet
Pronunciation: ri-'vet
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): re∑vet∑ted; re∑vet∑ting
Etymology: French revÍtir, literally, to clothe again, dress up, from Latin revestire, from re- + vestire to clothe -- more at VEST
Date: 1812
: to face (as an embankment) with a revetment

Don'tcha just hate a smartarse????

FBD ;D
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by 1056376800 »
The White River runs dark through the heart of the Town,
Washed the people coal-black from the hole in the ground.

T_MacWood

Re: Revetted bunkers
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2003, 05:20:28 AM »
Thanks for your help. At least we know when you graduate from golf architecture school you'll be able to spell. Has the subject come up in your studies?
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Marty Bonnar

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Re: Revetted bunkers
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2003, 05:59:17 AM »

Quote
Thanks for your help. At least we know when you graduate from golf architecture school you'll be able to spell. Has the subject come up in your studies?

Cheers Tom.
Iy've alwiys bin a gode spollir!!!!!

Strangely enough, we haven't studied it in detail. We have chatted with various supers about their take on it and generally they are really proud of the quality of theirs - maybe they have a secret competition going on???
The most amazing example has to be Hell bunker at TOC. Revetting about 10 feet high or more. Quite spectacular and takes ages to do. Collapses quite spectacularly occasionally too! They actually have horizontally-spraying irrigation built into the face - not sure how much they use it though.

FBD.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM by 1056376800 »
The White River runs dark through the heart of the Town,
Washed the people coal-black from the hole in the ground.

A_Clay_Man

Re: Revetted bunkers
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2003, 07:25:20 AM »
Tom- I can't discuss the history or justification but I can inform you and everyone that this week the pga club championship is being held at Twin Warriors, here in the land of en-TRAP-ment. The revetted bunkers there, are maturing beautifully with the rugged natural grasses being used as a visual transition to the native areas on perifrial or the outside edges of the  fairway bunkers. The greenside bunkers all have the revetted look and some even emulate Ross, in that they abute the green very closely. Any shot short is sure to find these deep beauties.  

 I played the course twice yesterday and the rough was higher than Olympia fields and the greens were firm and rolling near 13.

The CPC will air on the Golf channel this coming weekend.

I encourage everyone, especially GW raters, to get there someday.
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