Golf Course Maintenance at Japan: week 1, remote controlled golf carts, large patch, and the two green system
Understanding Turfgrass Nutrient Requirements

Golf Course Maintenance at Japan: week 2, core aerification with no clean-up required

The maintenance equipment used on Japan's more than 2,400 golf courses is usually the same as is used in other parts of the world, but sometimes the equipment is quite different – the Yanmar helicopter comes to mind.

Last week at Hokkaido I saw the self-collecting fairway aerifier in action, and was again surprised at how fast the fairways can be cored, and at how clean the finish is.

The cores are collected in central drums and are emptied in about a minute beside the fairway.

After that fast and clean coring of the fairways, sand topdressing is applied, and these creeping bentgrass fairways are better prepared for the upcoming summer season.



Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

The comments to this entry are closed.