Morning meetings at the Golfdom Summit

By |  December 4, 2013



Photo: Golfdom Staff

The 2013 Golfdom Summit is in full swing in Orlando on its second day. This morning our invited superintendents listened to short presentations by several sponsors. Products ranged from spreaders and battery operated utility vehicles, to fertilizer from a chicken farm and a chainsaw that literally sparked.

Some of the sponsors that presented this morning included: Holganix, Smithco Inc., Turfco, John Deere Golf, Cushman, Oregon Cordless Tool System, Quali-Pro and Healthy Grow. The presentations may have been fast paced, but the superintendents were able to get their questions answered. A new utility vehicle from Cushman sparked many questions from attendees who were especially curious about how the battery operated vehicle would hold up. However, it didn’t spark as much as the Oregon cordless chainsaw. The battery-operated tool not only turns on with a simple flick of a switch, it can also be sharpened without any removal of the chain. The sparks few, quickly followed by the questions. As with other battery-operated products, the questions centered around the need for reliability.

The final presentation began with eggs…and then shifted to manure. Healthy Grow, manufactured by Pearl Valley Organix, produces both eggs and fertilizer that superintendents could put to use on the course. The farm-based product is an organic fertilizer that comes in greens grade and fairway grade.

More meetings will continue throughout the week, allowing superintends to learn about the sponsor, as well as their products.

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About the Author: Molly Gase

Molly Gase was an Associate Editor for Golfdom and Athletic Turf. Gase is a recent graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with a master’s degree in Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism.

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