Golf Course Management

APR 2019

Golf Course Management magazine is dedicated to advancing the golf course superintendent profession and helping GCSAA members achieve career success.

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94 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 04.19 directly with the people who matter most: members and key golf facility staff. The easy-to-use app promises to increase member satisfaction, save superintendents time and minimize the heat they take for factors beyond their control, the company says. "As a former superintendent, I know how challenging it can be to get the right informa- tion to the right people at the right time," says Greg Wojick, co-owner of Playbooks for Golf. "We try everything to keep the right people informed — Twitter, Facebook, email and even Instagram. But we can never be sure the message gets through. Conditions renders these and other forms of communication obsolete by making it possible for superintendents to share real-time course conditions and project updates at any time — quickly and easily." Conditions addresses one of the most challenging aspects of the superintendent's job: avoiding misunderstandings or misperceptions that arise when members and staff don't fully understand the "what" and "why" of course condi- tions, and ensuring they actually get the message. Visit Playbooks for Golf, goplaybooks.com. Greenworks Commercial introduced its first professional grade cultivator, the 82V GTL 100 , ideally suited for smaller commercial gardens and floral growing areas. The cultivator is the latest addition to a lineup of tools featuring Greenworks' signature lithium-ion battery power technology designed for commercial lawn and garden use. The GTL 100 features a brushless EGO — manufacturer of battery-powered outdoor power equipment — is targeting the professional land- scaper with its latest line of products, the EGO Com- mercial Series . The Commercial Series is a new line of battery-powered outdoor power equipment that delivers the power of professional gas equipment, all-day run time, and what it says is an industry-best recharging time, making this a groundbreaking innovation and a true alternative to gas for landscaping professionals. The EGO Commercial Series is powered by what it calls the most advanced backpack battery on the market today offering the following advantages: power, 1568 Wh (56 volts, 28 amp-hours); all-day run times (outdoor power for up to seven continuous hours); fast recharging (just 3.5 hours from 0 to 100 percent); quiet operation (battery technology reduces noise, and the company says the blower alone measures over 60 times quieter than other backpack blowers during use); heavy-duty yet lightweight (backpack weighs just 20 pounds); and IP56 rating (battery pack is made of weatherproof con- struction for added durability). The new program features a commercial-grade 15-inch string trimmer, a 600 CFM blower and a 25.5-inch hedge trimmer. Visit EGO, http://www.egopowerplus.com. In 2017, Playbooks for Golf announced its initial plans to develop a revolutionary software platform called Conditions . For the past 18 months, it has tested the product through a beta program with leading clubs in the nation. After fantastic feedback from superintendents and golfers alike, the platform is fully launched. The Conditions app is designed to help golf course superintendents communicate critical course conditions faster and more (product news) Turf performance PRODUCT Target Specialty Products launched Turf Fuel MZ-23 , a product designed for turf professionals to strengthen plants and overall turf performance. Turf Fuel MZ-23 is the answer to severe plant stress, the company says. The product was created using a combination of auxin-loaded sea kelp, potassium phosphite, manganese and zinc designed to improve turf color, resiliency and overall performance. Turf Fuel products are designed to help turf professionals get the most out of their turf, even in extremely stressful conditions. The products are built from a foundation of science, where proven concepts are fortified with unique and innovative technologies. This combination creates turf that is conditioned to handle stress effectively and gives the turf care professional a new set of powerful solutions. Visit Turf Fuel, www.turffuel.com. EGO

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