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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04.19 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 55 vehicles will spend less time in the shop for maintenance and more time working. ELiTE vehicles also charge in half the time and require less out-of-the-wall power than lead-acid bat - teries, according to the company. Visit Cush- man, haulerr-800-elite . The new UMAX Rally 2+2 light util- ity vehicle from Yamaha Golf-Car Co. eas- ily converts from work to play in seconds. UMAX Rally 2+2 features lifted suspension, Yamaha Genuine front brush guard and wide fender flares, plus a convertible rear seat with a black, powder-coat finish on the cargo side and a textured floor that complements the rug - ged appearance of the car. It incorporates two luxurious bucket seats in the front and two additional seats in the rear. The convertible, rear-facing seats are steel-constructed for su - perior durability and strength. It boasts a Ya- maha-built, 402cc engine with electronic fuel injection, granting smoother, more responsive acceleration and the industry's smallest carbon footprint, the company says. The electric ver - sion features a Toyota Industries Motor Con- trol Unit and the Delta Q charger for a reli- able, alternating current-powered engine that reduces battery amp hour usage while dramati - cally increasing torque to climb hills better and travel farther, faster. Visit Yamaha, www. . Pitchfix USA, maker of switchblade divot tools and other golf products, has developed a new divot repair tool, the GreenkeeperPro. It features Pitchfix's proprietary RepairTec pin technology, which was first seen three years ago in the company's Fusion 2.5 divot repair tool. The Fusion 2.5 was named one of the top products of the year in 2017 and 2018 by Golf Digest's Editors' Choice Awards. Green - keeperPro is a 33-inch tool designed to repair ball marks easily with just one injection into the green, without the user bending down. The tool is constructed of a rubberized handle, car - bon fiber shaft and a spring-loaded steel cast head with stainless steel "teardrop" pins. With one push down on the handle into the ball - mark, the stainless-steel prongs in the head pull up, creating a level finish and a perfectly fixed ball mark. In addition to the GreenkeeperPro, Pitchfix is introducing three new tools in 2019: Pitchfix Tour Edition and Tour Edition 2.5 divot repair tools and the Pitchfix 4-in-1 MultiMarker Chip. Visit Pitchfix USA, www. . Bernhard and Co.'s Anglemaster 4500 is a revolutionary automated sharpening system, the company says. Sporting what Bernhard calls an unrivaled control system, the Angle - master 4500 delivers even sharper accuracy. The use of RFID technology allows different users and setups to be easily recalled, making the new bedknife grinder the most flexible sys - tem within the range. Meanwhile, the smart motors provide variable speed, enabling users to match the most efficient speed to the stone required for the material of the blade. Work - ing alongside the Express Dual 4250, its new drive adaptors and fully automated feed system through touchscreen operator interface mean that sharpening your mowers has become much smarter than it has ever been before. Visit Bernhard, . Maredo's GT212 VibeSpike Perforator has a head with six fine-spike sections that vi - brate, creating numerous tine holes up to 1.5- inch (35 mm) deep, for perfect aeration of the top layer. The head fits all major triplex greens mowers. The vibration allows the spikes to cre - ate clean holes, perfect for creating a healthy root system and controlling the thatch layer. Visit Maredo, . POGO Pro+ from Stevens Water Monitoring Systems is new among the POGO family of devices that si - multaneously measure all of the most influential factors that govern turf per - formance with a patented sensor that needs no calibration. Each is packaged in a durable housing with an all-day battery pack, professional-grade GPS receiver and Bluetooth. With POGO Pro+, turf remains virtually undis - turbed. The device precisely mea- sures the right depth and has a depth- adjustable soil temperature probe, mod- ular sensor connector and ergonomic handle. It has an infrared turf canopy temperature sensor that instantly and precisely measures the temperature. POGO's new TurfPro Mobile app, available for use on Bluetooth-enabled POGO products, includes auto zone ID, auto data set organization, in- app mapping, in-app analytics, visual San Diego 2019 CONNECT. DISCOVER. ELEVATE.

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