Golf Course Management

APR 2017

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

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04.17 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 59 contrast for low- and high-light viewing as well as larger digits for easier measurement viewing. WinField United Professional Products Group launched the GeoTech insight plat - form, a comprehensive facility management system. The GeoTech insight platform lever - ages the full power of imagery from satellites, airplanes and drones to help superintendents identify and document plant health concerns, design corrective solutions, make accurate input applications, and keep track of treat - ments and results. The system is designed to provide insights that enable superintendents and other plant managers to better use labor resources, manage input costs and increase sus - tainability, making it the first comprehensive facility management system of its kind in the golf course industry, the company says. Once generated, the detailed maps can be used to pinpoint plant health problem areas that re - quire scouting, document the findings, and prescribe variable-rate treatments that address each area of concern individually. Harris Kalinka is a golf course animation company that specializes in virtual reality that helps golf firms and golf course architects communicate ideas and designs, enabling po - tential clients to see, experience, embrace and connect with the concepts. The U.K.- and Latvia-based agency employs Oculus Rift, which allows a prospective client to be fully immersed in a virtual 3-D environment of the potential course, clubhouse or real estate as Harris Kalinka's visualizations progress seam - lessly with the technology. BUNKER MANAGEMENT Porous Pave's Sand Guard bunker liner is highly permeable, eliminates puddles, pre - vents washouts, and offers durability and flex- ibility with rubber content that expands and contracts to withstand high heat and freeze/ thaw cycles. Made with rubber from recycled tires, Sand Guard Bunker Liner is one continu - ous rubber/rock paved surface that conforms to bunker shapes and slopes. It resists cracking and has a 15- to 20-year life expectancy. DO WHAT OTHERS CAN'T GO WHERE OTHERS WON'T THE ALL NEW STEINER ® 450 GET ATTACHED 25 attachments available The new Steiner ® 450 is unlike anything else. Its articulating, oscillating frame and all-new hydraulic weight shift lets it cling to slopes that could send other tractors end-over-end, even while using heavy attachments. With industry-leading sight lines, handling and power, it is the most capable, versatile and refined machine of its kind, ever. Find out more about the new Steiner 450 at S T E I N E R T U R F . C O M

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