How it all started…
Pocket Bunker’s story originates from founder and creator Conrad van Niekerk’s own lifelong love for golf. After his father introduced him to golf his passion for the game developed both on and off the golf course, with him frequently practicing shots at home to refine his skill. This was the onset that eventually led to an entrepreneurial venture where he started installing greens at people’s homes.
Having installed the first practice green at his house and having added a small sand bunker to complete the training area, he became aware of an undeniable inconvenience with the setup. While the artificial grass was easy to maintain and keep clean, residual sand from his practice bunker shots had to be constantly swept off the green and returned to the bunker.
Conrad, who is a Mechanical Engineer, then thought of potential solutions to practice bunker shots in a more convenient manner. Initial prototypes of a practice device took form. Coupled with the realization that the idea had potential of being mass produced, potentially helping millions of golfers improve their game, led to a long journey of re-designing, planning, testing and more testing. Pocket Bunker® was registered, international IP rights were obtained, and plans were underway for full-scale commercial production.
A personal message from Conrad:
“Our goal is for you to enjoy your game even more by making use of our tested and proven precision designed Pocket Bunker®. Pocket Bunker® is extremely durable and performs realistically on just about any surface, providing you with the most convenient bunker practice possible. Please let us know how Pocket Bunker® has contributed to lowering your score, we would love to hear from you!” – Conrad van Niekerk, Inventor of Pocket Bunker®.