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  g2 turftools    
October 2010

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This is our second issue of the g2 turftools newsletter. We hope to provide you with useful information that you can use on your own sports field or golf course. It's our way of letting you in on what's happening with g2 turftools, interesting articles, as well as sharing tips and insight on trends and best practices in the turf industry. We hope that you will continue to receive our newsletters and even share some of your own tips and insights.

In this issue, you will find tips for rolling your golf course greens, fairways and tees, and even sodded, sprigged, or seeded areas. These tips were kindly provided by Shawn Hollis, Golf Course Superintendent at Canebrake Golf Club in Athens, Alabama.

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  did you know?

Did you know that the g2 turftools turfroller could be used after a freeze to smooth the surface of your greens? The turfroller can come in handy in the upcoming winter months to help keep your greens smooth and playable.

Below are a few ideas and suggestions from Shawn Hollis on using the turfroller on a golf course. Shawn graduated from Abraham Baldwin Agriculture School in Tifton, Georgia, with an A.A.S. Ornamental Horticulture Turfgrass Management degree. He has many years as a golf superintendent, including 10 years at Canebrake Golf Club in Athens, Alabama. Thank you Shawn for all of your help with g2 turftools and your invaluable tips on rolling for golf courses!


rolling greens

  • Fill roller one half to three quarters full of water.
  • Roll in straight lines to avoid buckling the turf while it is soft.
  • Roll daily for 10 -14 days after aerification to improve playablity much quicker.
  • Can also be used after a freeze event to smooth the surface, be sure greens are completley thawed.
  • Catchers can be used to collect clippings that are picked up by the roller during a.m. rollings.


    rolling tees and fairways

  • Fill roller with water.
  • Roll areas after aerification or any time surface needs to be smoothed.
  • Can be used with catchers to remove dew for tournament play.
  • Great for use after filling divots to help speed recovery.


    rolling sodded, sprigged, or seeded

  • Fill roller one half to completely full depending on conditions.
  • Roll after planting to ensure good contact with the soil.
  • Roll as you dry out the areas to smooth and mash rocks into the soil. 

        *photographs taken at Canbrake Golf Club, Athens, Alabama    
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