Golf Course Management

DEC 2013

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and extend the life of 2-cycle power equipment engines. PowerFuel is a blend of ethanol-free, premium 93-octane gasoline and Echo Red Armor Oil and comes mixed at a 50:1 ratio. Red Armor Oil contains powerful detergents that remove carbon deposits and protect against future buildups without losing lubrication or flm strength. Contact Echo, 847-540-8400 (www. cleanups. Turbo Shift is offered in fve models with either pistol or frefghter grips. A low-fow model opens with 7 to 12 gpm and turbo shifts from 14 to 17 gpm. The high-fow model opens with 12 to 17 gpm and turbo shifts from 20 to 43 gpm. The super-highfow model performs from 34 to 104 gpm (all fow rates are based on 80 psi). Contact Underhill International, 866-863-3744 ( Bladerunner Farms of Poteet, Texas, received a 10-year, nonexclusive license for Habiturf, which was developed by a University of Texas at Austin ecologist. Habiturf is a lawn mix that uses a combination of grasses that occur naturally in Texas and Midwestern states where prairies once were common. It is expected to be available as sod in spring 2014. Habiturf will incorporate at least three grass species: Buffalograss, curly mesquite and blue grama. The sod is expected to establish faster than Habiturf that is currently available from seed. Contact Bladerunner Farms, 830-276-4455 ( Roll-Tech Molding Products LLC introduced I-Tiles, fexible, durable and interlocking rubber pavers that are environmentally friendly. The 1¾-inch-thick tiles are easily cut and assembled into functional and attractive walkways and cart paths. Made from 100 percent recycled rubber tire, I-Tiles are comfortable to walk on and simple to install. Contact Roll-Tech Molding, 866-431-4515 ( Waterplay Solutions Corp. unveiled Grasslands, a nature-inspired group of products designed to transform any aquatic play space into a world full of wonder. With tall blades of grass and wildfowers, friendly insect characters, smooth surf stones and critter-shaped ground sprays, these products complement Waterplay's Discovery Stream. Contact Waterplay Solutions, 800-590-5552 (www. Eagle One Golf Products has re-engineered the Klaw ball mark repair tool. The tool performs the correct ball mark repairing motions as prescribed by superintendents and golf professionals, the company says. Simply position the Klaw directly over a ball mark and gently push down on the handle. The Klaw's hardened stainless steel teeth will begin to penetrate the turf around the mark at a 45-degree angle. As the procedure concludes, the teeth push the outside edges of the ball mark together and tamp the turf fat in one simple motion. The Klaw is made of 100 percent stainless steel and can repair eight to 10 ball marks per minute. Contact Eagle One Products, 800-4484409 ( GCM Submit items for "Product News" to Turbo Shift is a multi-function, dual variable-fow hose-end nozzle from Underhill International. Dual variable fow delivers light fog and low-volume jet stream patterns before shifting to high-gear, high-volume outputs. Turbo Shift can be used to syringe greens and tees and as a handwatering supplement for dry, patchy turf. The nozzles are also practical for area wash-downs and equipment 112 GCM December 2013 ON course Dec. 5-8 — PGA Tour, Northwestern Mutual World Challenge, Sherwood Country Club, Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sean Dyer, GCSAA Class A golf course maintenance director. Dec. 12-17 — Tour, Tour Qualifying Tournament, PGA West Stadium Course, LaQuinta, Calif., Greg Hrycyk, superintendent. Dec. 13-15 — PGA Tour, Franklin Templeton Shootout, Tiburon Golf Club, Naples, Fla., Dale Conzelmann, CGCS, director of golf course maintenance. Dec. 14-15 — Champions Tour, PNC Father-Son Challenge, Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Fla., Andy Ragsdale, GCSAA Class A director of grounds. COMING up Dec. 2-4 — Michigan Golf Business Annual Conference and Vendor Fair, Amway Grand Plaza, Grand Rapids Website: Dec. 3 — Toy Drive at Avery Ranch Golf Club, Austin, Texas Phone: 512-388-2874 Website: Dec. 3-5 — Kansas Turfgrass Conference, Kansas Expocentre, Topeka Phone: 785-532-6173 Email: Website: Dec. 3-5 — Ohio Turfgrass Foundation Conference and Show, Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio Phone: 614-285-4683 Email: Website: Dec. 4 — GCSAA Webcast: Set Goals & Manage Time to Achieve Success Contact: GCSAA Education Phone: 800-472-7878 Website: webcasts.aspx Dec. 4 — Iowa GCSA Seminar, Cedar Rapids Country Club Host: Tom Feller, CGCS Phone: 515-635-0306 Website: Dec. 10-11 — Wisconsin Turfgrass Symposium, American Club, Kohler, Wis. Phone: 920-643-4888 Website: Dec. 10-12 — 38th annual Green Expo, Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, Atlantic City, N.J. Phone: 973-812-6467 Website: Dec. 11 — Target QAL/QAC State Licensing Prep Course, Target Specialty Products Offce, West Sacramento, Calif. Phone: 916-374-0900 Website: Dec. 11-12 — Pesticide Seminar, Oregon Convention Center, Portland Phone: 877-375-1330 Website: Dec. 11-13 — Virginia Tech Turfgrass Short Course, Fredericksburg Expo Center Phone: 757-464-1004 Email: Website: Dec. 12 — GCSAA Webcast: Use Microsoft OneNote to Stay Organized Contact: GCSAA Education Phone: 800-472-7878 Website: webcasts.aspx Dec. 16 — 22nd Annual Duff Shaw Classic, North Ranch Country Club, Westlake Village, Calif. Phone: 310-320-6400 Website: Dec. 16-17 — Common Ground Conference, Overland Park Convention Center, Overland Park, Kan. Phone: 816-561-5323 Website: Dec. 16-18 — Washington Turf & Landscape Show, Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue Phone: 253-219-8360 Website: JAN. 6 — First Annual G.C. Horn Memorial Turfgrass Education Seminar, Gulf Coast Chruch of Christ, Fort Myers, Fla. Phone: 239-513-8016 Jan. 7 — Golf Course

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