Following the successful launch at Harrogate Week of Blinder, an innovative new concept in golf bunker lining, directors Penny & Murray Long and their team invite golf course managers and their club secretaries or greens chairmen to observe an installation for the first time.
Commencing at 10am, work will continue throughout the morning on Wednesday 6th April 2011 at Close House Hotel, Heddon on the Wall, Newcastle upon Tyne. When travelling to the hotel using a sat nav, the post code to use is NE41 8BL.
As the course will be in use, places are limited. Those wishing to attend are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve their place. A second demonstration may take place in the afternoon if there is sufficient demand. The Blinder team will be available to answer any questions and refreshments will be provided.
Aimed at improving the consistency and playability of bunkers, Blinder development stemmed from many years of experience of greenkeeping industry professionals. The end result is a cost-effective solution delivering consistency of sand, with minimum contamination, that's free draining with the ability to stay on bunker faces.
Blinder is multi-faceted and eco-friendly, using recycled rubber and a specially formulated binder which is mixed on site to ensure complete consistency and strength. The liner is carefully hand laid and sculpted to follow the contours of the bunker base to give an even, uniformed layer, which after being allowed to set, also has excellent drainage qualities.
Its flexibility sets Blinder apart from other bunker products. If it is struck by a golf club, it is strong enough to withstand the impact, but flexible enough to prevent damage to the club or the golfer. It also allows for the expansion and contraction of soils caused by differing climatic conditions.