From the PGA Show in Florida to the Golf Industry Show in California, industry suppliers had plenty of exciting new products and services to brag about.
John Deere will showcase its latest equipment innovations at the Golf Industry Show, including the GPS PrecisionSprayer. Previously previewed at the show, the GPS PrecisionSprayer for the ProGator™ line provides professionals with invaluable insight into their applications. Designed with customers in mind, operators can now increase productivity and reduce overlap by utilizing AutoTrac. Other standout…
The new John Deere 8900A PrecisionCut Large Area Reel Mower offers a broad width-of-cut, shorter wheelbase, and the ability to shift between mow and transport without having to stop. John Deere has also partnered with OnGolf to create OnLink, a cloud-based golf course management platform that also collects data.
In addition to his fitting surname, as the newly elected President of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Peter J. Grass of Hilands GC in Billings, Mont. brings the unique perspective of a nine-hole facility to his new post.
The academy will take place dually at the Bayer Development and Training Center in Clayton, N.C., and the John Deere Turf Care factory in nearby Fuquay-Varina, on October 7-9. Applications are due by July 12.
The program, which provides hands-on experience and leadership skills for teenage participants to help them prepare for a career in golf course management, includes “shadowing” opportunities with superintendents around PGA Tour events.
San Antonio did double duty as the site where new products and ideas were unveiled at this year’s Golf Industry Show and Club Managers Association of America conference.
The 7400A TerrainCut™ Trim and Surrounds Mower and 8800A TerrainCut™ Rough Mower were recognized for their innovative design through the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers’ AE50 Awards. It is the fourth time that John Deere Golf products have earned recognition through the awards.
A partnership between a “living laboratory” golf course and a leading manufacturer of grounds maintenance equipment is helping more club properties learn to buy with confidence.
Fifty assistant superintendents will be selected as participants for the academy, which will take place October 15-17, and will receive an expense-paid trip to attend the John Deere Golf and Environmental Science event.
The industry’s winter shows in Florida brought together bright outlooks and a heated pace of new product and service introductions that promised to provide especially good energy for the new season.
Members of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America can now register for the 2014 Golf Industry Show, held February 1-6 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Non-members can register beginning November 19, and additional information is available at golfindustryshow.com.
Potestio Brothers Equipment Inc. in Colorado and Belkorp Ag, LLC in California will join the company’s distribution network to enhance service and support to superintendents and club managers.
As a complete course renovation enhances its status as one of America’s most storied country clubs, The Philadelphia Cricket Club is gaining added strength from its new equipment supplier.
The two-day event held at the Boca Raton, Fla., club resulted in nearly $500,000 raised for children’s charities, including the Special Olympics, SOS Children’s Villages, Toys for Tots, the George Snow Scholarship Fund and The Unicorn Children’s Foundation. A group of country club managers, club members, golf industry representatives and local executives gathered to raise the funds through a golf tournament and gala.