Turf Use

Topgolf takes over Safeco Field for limited time event

February 17, 2017By

The Topgolf experience is headed to Seattle Mariner’s Safeco Field Feb. 17-20. The limited time event, named Topgolf Crush, is a point-scoring golf game in which players will hit golf balls from the stands into targets in the outfield. How it will work Players will hit a golf ball into one of 6 targets ranging from 40 to 150 yards... read more

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A robot to keep your ION

February 17, 2017By

In a better world a sports field managers would have a robot bring them a drink and then paint all of the lines of any sports field you can think of without assistance. Well, for those turf professionals willing to make the investment there’s a machine that is on its way to doing one of those things. Bad news, they’re... read more

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Tampa Bay Rays to install new artificial turf

February 15, 2017By

The Tampa Bay Rays are planning to install new artificial turf at Tropicana Field, according to a recent article in the Tampa Bay Times. The new surface — developed by Shaw Sports Turf, pending final contract details — will have a similar fiber blade and rubber infill as the current AstroTurf, installed in 2011, the article went on to say. Improvements... read more

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International event turns Marlins Park into a racetrack

January 18, 2017By

Looking good! The second asphalt layer is in place, now we’re onto applying kerbs, tecpro … https://t.co/j3H41dM6xQ pic.twitter.com/ootLA9sqS6 — Race Of Champions (@RaceOfChampions) January 18, 2017 Why yes, you are seeing an asphalt track on the field at Marlins Park. The field is transforming for the North American debut of the Race of Champions, a competition that dates back to 1988.... read more

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New tech aims to reduce concussions, keep players safe

January 17, 2017By

With legends like Bo Jackson saying he never would have played in the NFL if he had known about football’s risk of concussion, and with what feels like weekly studies reporting new findings on the relationship between turf and head trauma, helmet to helmet trauma, and so on, there seems to be a lot of information, but not a lot... read more

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