‘Back in 2006, Richard Allen, a Qualified Civil Engineer, with experience in golf course design and construction and a lifelong passion for the game, first became aware of the problems associated with maintaining bunker edges. He noticed that golf bunkers were being filled in or converted into unimaginative utilitarian shapes with the intention of reducing maintenance costs. Richard then began a search for low maintenance products that could deliver aesthetically pleasing bunker edge styles without the fear of increasing long term costs. Following further research, Richard could not find any effective products or solutions in the market at that time and set out to develop a new solution. The end result was the invention of stacked sod bunker edges using recycled artificial grass. After gaining the equivalent of a US Utility Patent for his invention, and initial promotion under an alternative name, Richard launched the EcoBunker brand in 2014. Initial success in the UK and Europe soon spread to the USA and in the autumn of 2014 the first EcoBunkers on US soil were installed at Secession GC, South Carolina.
In the following years, EcoBunker has been installed at dozens of golf courses across the USA, Canada and Mexico. This includes venues that have hosted PGA, LPGA, and Champions Tour events plus Ryder Cup and Walker Cup matches. And major champions plus world number 1 golfers enjoy using their own private bunkers built with Richard’s design and products. The famous Vokey wedges by Titleist are also tested in EcoBunkers at their research and development facility.
EcoBunker USA LLC , A USA based company has now been established to make it very easy for North American clients to procure the EcoBunker system. Financial transactions are simple, and perhaps more importantly, we can deliver an unparalleled level of technical support, swiftly and effectively.