Friday, March 27, 2015

Head Adjustments around Tents and Stands

Tents and stands have been set up on the Stadium course in preparation for THE PLAYERS 2015. Every year we witness the construction of these structures and then the break down following the tournament lasting over a 7 to 8 month span. Shaffer Sports places each stand or tent in the best position for spectators to catch all of the action. In some cases, these structures are placed directly on top of irrigation heads.  When this happens we must decide whether or not we need to add a "Kicker". Kickers consist of an irrigation head that is attached to a hose that taps into the original head under the structure. The kicker is then securely attached to a post on the outside of the structure, and it is then able to water the turf surrounding each structure.  In the months leading up to the tournament we have devoted much time and effort to make sure these heads are all adjusted to their appropriate settings. With this preparation, the turf surrounding each structure will be as aesthetically pleasing to the eye as the rest of the course.
One of the freshly painted heads around the course.

This is a kicker behind 17 Green.