Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Heater Installation for Greens Continues

The heater installation on the Players Stadium Course continues starting today on greens 2, 3, 5, 7, 18, and the chipping green. The machines use 3 phase power to generate hot air which is pumped through the existing greens drainage tile. Heat pumping through the system is dependent on outside temperature and can range from 90 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. We also have the advantage of using heat boost 1 and heat boost 2. There is a 10 degree temperature change between heat boost 1 and heat boost 2. This past winter we saw a 5 degree increase in temperature between the heated greens and non-heated greens. These machines can not only heat, but also are equipped with an air conditioning unit as well as suction capabilities. This allows the agronomy team to cool the greens during the summer months and pull rainwater out of the soil profile in wet conditions. Tom Wait contracted by Precision Air is installing the machines, while Miller Electric is providing electrical power. MacCurrach Golf Course Construction is doing the site preparation.