Golf Course Management

DEC 2012

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

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FMC early order program FMC Professional Solutions has an early order program until Dec. 15, where customers can save up to 7 percent on Echelon, Seg- way and Talstar. Early order program rebates are tiered based on purchase amounts. Spend $2,000-$4,999 and receive 3 percent back. Spend $5,000-$9,999 and receive 5 percent back. Spend $10,000 or more and receive 7 per- cent back. Order a minimum of two of the following three selections (six bottles of Segway, 4 gallons of Echelon 4SC or $500 of combined Talstar qualify- ing products), and multiply your rebate another 10 percent. All purchases must be registered via fax or online by Dec. 31, 2012. Contact FMC Professional Solutions, 215-299-6000 ( the Weed Razer Pro and the original Weed Razer, the company says. Con- tact Jenlis Inc., 877-356-6455 (www. FMC Professional Solu- tions received registration from the state of Hawaii for the sale and use of Dismiss turf herbicide, Dismiss South herbicide and Blindside herbicide. All three products can be used on bermudagrass and other warm-season turfgrasses. Becker Underwood launched its next generation of high-definition turf colorant with Vision Pro HD. The product, the company says, is ideal for green and tee spray programs, and provides a complementary color to spray-mix applications, which are designed to promote overall plant health and protect against pests. It is built with ColorLock technology, which Becker Underwood calls a revolution- ary formulation process that locks in the color for the greatest consistency, durability and increased longevity. The technology formulated into Vision Pro HD is meant to ensure no breakdown associated with UV light, no photo- toxicity, no clogged equipment and easy sprayer cleanup. Contact Becker Underwood, 800-232-5907 (www. company says. Its signal is strong enough to go through buildings and still communicate with a controller over a half-mile away. The compact, high- powered remote is a single unit that can be carried from job to job and used to remotely access any Hunter control- ler that has a SmartPort connector. Contact Hunter Industries, 760-744- 5240 ( Protouch Golf Solutions in- troduced synthetic golf mats, which the company calls revolutionary. Company partners Bobby Crosby and Curtis Cooper set out to develop what they think is the most advanced arti- ficial grass driving mats that perfectly mimic the surface of a golf course. Each driving mat is specially made with the most advanced synthetic fibers and materials that seamlessly replicate the look and feel of a fairway, the company says. These professional and organic attributes help reduce club vibration, providing a more forgiving surface, the company says. The mats are 5 x 5, capable of 360-degree rotation and built with a thick, industrial bonded rubber padding. Contact Protouch Golf Solutions, 949-791-7512 (www. One of Europe's most famous courses, Valderrama Golf Club in Sotogrande, Spain, replaced an aging fleet of golf cars with a fleet of 40 E-Z-GO RXV electric golf cars. RXV's innovative AC drive is made to provide lasting operational savings to golf course owners and operators, with greater energy efficiency than tradi- tional DC-powered electric golf cars, and full-time regenerative braking, the company says. Contact E-Z-GO, 800- 241-5855 ( ONcourse Nov. 29-Dec. 2 — World Challenge presented by Northwest Mutual, Sherwood Country Club, Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sean Dyer, GCSAA Class A director of course maintenance. Dec. 5-9 — Franklin Temple- ton Shootout, Tiburon Golf Club, Naples, Fla., Dale Conzelmann, CGCS, director of golf course maintenance, and Scott Slomka, GCSAA Class A superintendent. Dec. 15-16 — PNC Father- Son Challenge, Ritz Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Fla., Andy Ragsdale, GCSAA Class A superintendent. COMINGup The Roam XL from Hunter In- dustries is a long-distance remote designed to let professionals com- municate with multiple controllers from up to 2 miles away. It is recommended for use on large-scale sites such as shopping centers, industrial complexes, college campuses and multi-unit hous- ing complexes. It features a simple user interface with 128 programmable addresses, and is sturdier and more water-resistant than past models, the Dec. 3 — 51st OTF Conference & Show, Greater Columbus (Ohio) Convention Center Phone: 937-294-6842 Website: Dec. 4-6 — Kansas Turfgrass Conference, Kansas Expo Center, Topeka Phone: 785-532-6173 Email: Website:

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