Friday Filmfest: Robotic Mowers at Presidio GC

By | October 12th, 2018

Earlier this year, the San Francisco property, with one of the oldest golf courses west of the Mississippi, became one of the first clubs in the Bay Area to implement the use of the unmanned equipment. “The results have been fantastic,” says General Manager Don Chelemedos. “We’ve had amazing feedback from our guests, and they’ve also allowed us to use our manpower more productively.” For footage of the unmanned mowers in action…

It is one of the oldest golf courses west of the Mississippi, but when it comes to trying new, environmentally friendly and cost-efficient technology, Presidio Golf Course in San Francisco is at the forefront of innovation, NBC Bay Area reported.

The station recently aired a report on how club has become the first in the Bay Area to implement the use of robotic mowers; Presidio has been using the unmanned equipment to maintain its golf course turf since May 1, NBC Bay Area reported.

“The results have been fantastic,” said Don Chelemedos, Presidio’s General Manager. “We’ve had amazing feedback from our customers and our guests love them because they mow and roll the greens on a daily basis.

“Plus, it’s allowed us to take the manpower we were using [for] mowing the greens and use it to rake the bunkers every day,” Chelemedos added. “So we can simultaneously get a lot of things accomplished at the same time.”

Here’s the NBC Bay Area footage of the mowers in action:

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