Category Archives: Studies

How is Your Lawn Different Than a Pro Soccer Pitch?

Have you ever looked at your detailed, manicured lawn and wondered how it compares to the grass in professional soccer stadiums? Like your lawn, soccer pitches experience their fair share of foot traffic. Unlike your lawn, soccer pitches endure constant wear and tear from 22 professional athletes each game. Clearly, the stakes are a little… 

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Posted on: Jun 15, 2018

GCM Article Focuses On The Benefits of Lightweight Greens Rolling

The April issue of GCM features an article by Dr. Thomas A Nikoli, Ph.D. titled “Ready to Roll” that highlights 10 reasons why lightweight rolling is right for your putting surfaces.  The RG3 is the only greens mower in the world that mows and rolls in a single pass – this means you get the… 

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Posted on: Apr 10, 2014

An Observational Study on the Problem of Greens Creep

Over time every golf course changes. Some of these changes are intentional, like removing a tree, or the addition of a bunker; some of the changes are unintentional, like the change to the shape of a greens perimeter, typically referred to as “greens creep”. In an article from the USGA Greens Section Record titled “Do… 

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Posted on: Nov 30, 2012

Scheduling for Productivity with the RG3

I just sat down with the latest Golf Course Industry magazine and read a great article titled, “The Science of Scheduling”, which can be found here.  In the article, Bruce Williams discusses how the most productive hours of the day for the maintenance staff at most golf courses, are the very first hours of the morning when there… 

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Posted on: Jun 17, 2011

OSU Finds Daily Rolling has Many Benefits

Recently, Oregon State University conducted a research project that wanted to investigate the effects of rolling on annual bluegrass greens.  Rolling studies have been performed in the past, most notably by Michigan State and professor Dr. Thom Nikolai, but there had never been a study done on annual bluegrass greens.   Dr. Rob Golembiewski and Oregon… 

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Posted on: Mar 23, 2011