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executives say will respect and preserve
the appeal of traditional golf while adding
fun and challenging games to Spot Golf
driving range game center facilities
currently being planned. Combining
state-of-the-art ball and club tracking
technology with exciting game software,
social media engagements, and customer-
centric food, beverage and entertainment
options, Spot Golf hopes to attract tech-
savvy golfers, millennials and "gamers,"
which refers to the 67 percent of U.S.
households that play video games. Contact
Spot Golf, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bernhard Grinders supported
Royal County Downs Golf Club at the Dubai
Duty Free Irish Open, hosted by the Rory
Foundation. Royal County Downs used
Bernhard's Express Dual 3000
and Anglemaster 3000 precision
grinders to ensure greens remained
in pristine condition throughout the
tournament, the company says. Contact
Bernhard Grinders, 888-474-6348 (www.
Aquatrols has received
signifcant patent protection in Japan
for its groundbreaking Seed
Enhancement Technology .
The inventor named on the Japanese
patent is Matt Madsen, Ph.D., research
ecologist at the USDA's Agricultural
Research Service and a longtime Aquatrols
cooperator. "This patent is a signifcant
step for us as more countries recognize
the innovative nature of what we are
doing to optimize seed performance using
simple strategies," Madsen says. The
technology is expected to have widespread
applications in the turfgrass, agricultural
and native seed markets, the company
says. Contact Aquatrols, 800-257-7797
ProGanics Biotic Soil Media
from Profle Products is designed
to achieve twice the vegetation cover and
three times greater biomass. The topsoil
alternative is eco-friendly, with completely
renewable materials. It holds more
moisture, and it's sprayed like a hydraulic
mulch for easy application. Contact
Profle Products, 800-207-6457 (www.
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