The most unique bunker rake we’ve seen
Who needs a rake when there’s the Bunker Wizard®. This device was designed to create the smoothest surface as possible in a bunker. The Bunker Wizard® is extremely easy to use—it looks like a paint roller without the brush attached—and eliminates footprints or other marks in the sand with one swipe. Not only will it make the course more fair to players, but the slick, clean aesthetic finish keeps a course looking its finest. —JB
The Spring Temper Stainless Steel wires of the Bunker Wizard® distort and spring back as the wire cage is rolled along the sand flinging the sand up into the air and then when the sand lands, it lands flat and smooth. The Bunker Wizard® creates a rooster-tail of sand behind it as it is either pushed, pulled or pushed and pulled in a back and forth motion. The Bunker Wizard® eliminates the furrows and troughs that are all so common a nuisance left by a bunker rake, even the ones with a smooth side to them. When a golf ball flies or rolls into a bunker that has been smoothed with the Bunker Wizard®, the ball sits up in a perfect lie vs in a furrow left by a standard bunker rake. Rakes were designed for leaves not sand! The Bunker Wizard® was specifically designed for sand and to be the innovative solution for the sand in golf course bunkers obsoleting the bunker rake altogether!
On-Course Bunker Wizard®
The Bunker Wizard bunker rake is designed to smooth footprints in the sand without leaving any rake marks whatsoever. The tines will first scarify the sand, then as the roller follows, it will smooth and level even the deepest footprints in one pass. The surface of the sand will be left level and smooth with about 1/2” to 3/4” of fluff on top of a compacted base, creating the ideal lie for hitting bunker shots. The look and playability of the sand will be second to none!
The Bunker Wizard is available in two widths to set out on the golf course, replacing the typical plastic or wooden rakes golfers or caddies use to smooth footprints in the sand after a shot has been played.
The 17”-wide Green-side Bunker Wizard is ideal for all bunkers surrounding the greens. It is lightweight, easy to use and takes only seconds to smooth footprints and the divot golfers take when playing a bunker shot. It doesn’t move sand into other locations, pile up sand as it’s used, or drag sand out of the bunker onto the grass like a typical bunker rake does, but flings the sand in an upwards motion, creating a rooster-tail of sand, that leaves the sand smooth, level and uniform.
The 21”-wide Fairway Bunker Wizard is perfect for fairway bunkers that may require a long walk out. The golfer can just do the “member walk” out of the bunker, (dragging the Bunker Wizard behind them as they walk out) covering their entire footprints with the 21”-wide unit. Again, leaving the sand smooth, level, and uniform.
The On-Course Bunker Wizards are so simple to use that anyone can leave the sand looking like no one had ever set foot into it. The Bunker Wizards are designed to be used either in a pushing motion or a pulling motion, so it doesn’t matter who’s raking the bunker, the finish will be amazing and well received from the next golfer who’s golf ball ends up into the sand.
Maintenance Staff Bunker Wizard®
The Maintenance Staff Bunker Wizards are ideal for hand-raking the bunkers in the mornings to prepare the bunkers for the day’s play. The spring steel tines of the Bunker Wizard will first scarify the sand, even wet or compacted sand, very easily, then the roller of wires will fling the sand into the air, creating a rooster-tail of sand, that when it lands, leaves the sand smooth, level, and uniform without any unsightly rake marks whatsoever. The Maintenance Staff Bunker Wizard leaves the surface of the sand with about 1/2” to 3/4” of fluff on top of a compacted base, creating the ideal lie for hitting bunker shots. They can be used either in a pushing or pulling motion. The look and playability of the sand will be second to none!
The Maintenance Staff Bunker Wizards are available in 3 different sizes. There is the 17”-wide model, the 21”-wide model and the 24”-wide model. The reason for the different sizes is that golf courses have a wide variety of sizes of bunkers, so there is a Bunker Wizard model to fit every one.
The 17”-wide Bunker Wizard is ideal for smaller bunkers, pot bunkers and overall any bunker that is small in nature as the 17”-width maneuvers in these smaller quarters easily.
The 21”-wide Bunker Wizard is a perfect all-around size for small, medium and large bunkers. It maneuvers easily and can do a wonderful job in most rounded bunkers on the golf course.
The 24”-wide Bunker Wizard is designed for large, long, flat bunkers where a staff member can just set the rake behind them and start walking in a straight line. As the Bunker Wizard follows them, it leaves the sand smooth, uniform and level. An operator doesn’t even have to look behind them as they can feel the tines digging in at the desired level, so all they have to do is walk in a straight line to leave an amazing finish.
The Bunker Wizards can be flipped on its back-side to use the wire roller only to feather edges into bottoms blurring any definition between them creating a transition that is invisible.
The Maintenance Staff Bunker Wizards are so easy to use that anyone can create an incredible look and playability in the sand. The consistency between operators will be astounding. The learning curve is very short and the results are dramatic!
Main Differences Between the On-Course and Maintenance Staff Bunker Wizards®
The main differences between the On-Course and Maintenance Staff Bunker Wizards are the type of hub caps used to hold the wires in place and the type of wires that are used.
The On-Course units have a polycarbonate/fiberglass hub cap that is very strong and durable and 302 stainless steel wires. Due to the fact that the On-Course Bunker Wizards may only get used once or twice a day in a bunker on the golf course, these rakes will last for years.
The Maintenance Staff units in contrast have a hub cap that is CNC-made out of 17-4 stainless steel that then is heat-treated to 900º creating a Rockwell hardness of 43. The wires are made of 17-7 stainless steel that is also heat-treated to 900º, so they are also very hard and strong. These Maintenance Staff units are used in a raking motion 1,000s of times a day, so the Maintenance Staff unit must be extremely durable and heavy-duty, which they are and are designed to withstand the abuse of hand-raking the bunkers.
Tractor Bunker Wizard®
There is a Tractor Bunker Wizard® designed to be pulled behind the Toro Sand Pro, John Deere 1200, John Deere 1200a, and the Smithco mechanical bunker rakes to smooth the sand in the mornings before each day’s play. Click here to download the PDF