Recycled Foam Marker

This foam marker is a model Toro Multi-Pro 1250 that came off a Toro 5700 D Sprayer. The framework is made from 1.5-inch angle iron measuring 8 inches by 19 inches long. The “L” brackets are 1-inch square tubing stock and 1.5-inch angle iron welded together to make a slot at the bottom to slide over the 1-inch square stock. This allows the portable foamer to be removed easily by lifting it off the tractor’s weight tray bracket when it is not in use. The tractor that it is mounted to is a 2011 New Holland Model 2420. The foam marker is wired to the tractor’s battery with a plug connector for easy removal and installation. The foamer is turned on and off by a toggle switch that is mounted by the steering wheel. Total cost was about $45 and it took about five hours to build. For a new foam marker plus materials the cost would be about $1,300. Ryan McCulley is the equipment manager at the Westhampton Country Club in Westhampton Beach, Long Island, N.Y. Jay Glover is the superintendent.

Course Setup Motor Scooter

Course setup is done quickly and easily with this 1994 Honda Super Cub Motor Scooter (150,000 Yen, $1,275 used). The rear wooden box measuring 22 inches by 12 inches by 15 inches is bolted to the rear metal luggage rack and it holds a Par Aide Cup Cutter, bucket, cup hook and cup setter. Sprinkler head parts and tools are also transported. One person and their respective scooter takes care of each of the nine-hole course setup. The scooter is also used for inspecting the golf course or to escape from work (not often). The front basket is made of plastic and stores miscellaneous tools and supplies. The wood for the rear box was in inventory, it took about an hour to build and the front basket came with the scooter. Hajime Asahi, is the course manager/superintendent/head greenkeeper at the Taiheiyo Club, Inc., Kohnan Course, in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.

Terry Buchen, CGCS, MG, is president of Golf Agronomy International. He’s a 41-year, life member of the GCSAA. He can be reached at 757-561-7777 or terrybuchen@earthlink.net.