Air2G2 goes hand-held

By |  October 25, 2016 0 Comments

Last week I was in Louisville, Ky., at the GIE+Expo show (look for a full report in the next Golfdom) and saw some cool products that we’ll surely be seeing at next year’s Golf Industry Show.Air2HP at GIE+Expo

One product that was unveiled at the GIE+Expo show was the Air2HP, a smaller hand-held version of the Air2G2 aerifier that fires a blast of air into the ground, leaving the surface of the ground practically undisturbed.

After seeing the product in person, I called my trusted friend Corey Kimball, owner of Jacksonville, Fla.-based Nu-Green, to get his take on the product.

“With this smaller version you can get down into bunkers and drain basins,” Kimball explained. “With bunkers, after years and years of adding sand, tamping it down, running Sand Pros, you’ll have a layer that’s a foot, foot-and-a-half deep. This can break that up.”

The Air2HP also goes deeper (maximum depth of 48 inches) as compared to the Air2G2 (maximum depth of 12 inches).

“I wish I could tell you that I see this doing well with landscapers and home owners, but at $500, that’s a tough pill to swallow,” Kimball told me. “I do see this doing well with golf courses and sports fields, because there is a need.”

Air2HP is a machine we’ll get to see in early December at the Golfdom Summit, so we’ll keep an eye out for this new product in action and report back.

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About the Author: Seth Jones

Seth Jones, a 25-year veteran of the golf industry media, is Editor-in-Chief of Golfdom magazine and Athletic Turf. A graduate of the University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Jones began working for Golf Course Management in 1999 as an intern. In his professional career he has won numerous awards, including a Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) first place general feature writing award for his profile of World Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman and a TOCA first place photography award for his work covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In his career, Jones has accumulated an impressive list of interviews, including such names as George H.W. Bush, Samuel L. Jackson, Lance Armstrong and Charles Barkley. Jones has also done in-depth interviews with such golfing luminaries as Norman, Gary Player, Nick Price and Lorena Ochoa, to name only a few. Jones is a member of both the Golf Writers Association of America and the Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association. Jones can be reached at

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