Cart Path Curb Ramps

The Stock Farm Club in Hamilton, Mont., has a large main driving range tee that is used by the membership and receives little wear and tear. It is also used as a staging area for the golf carts for shotgun-start tournaments. The wooden cart path curb ramps are used for transporting the golf carts, the ball picker turf vehicle, and by the golf maintenance staff for their mowing and other equipment. Each 7½-foot long ramp is made from a 4-inch by 8-inch beam with a notch placed in it for the ¾-inch thick plywood to be screwed into it without the need for glue. The ramps are cleaned-up each winter. Ryan Knapp is the golf course superintendent.

Largest Golf Course Toolbox

J.R. Wilson, equipment manager, at the Noyac Golf Club in Sag Harbor, Long Island, N.Y., has been collecting tools since he was 15 years old. A NASCAR technician would be envious of Wilson’s toolbox and tools that he has collected over many years. The main tool box measures 142 inches by 29 inches by 70 inches and the four-shelf cabinet measures 48 inches by 24 inches by 6 feet. Wilson’s tools include every impact gun with attachments and every other high-end specialty tool imaginable. “If I do not have a particular tool, I will get it,” he says. “There is a tool for every job and it’s only as good as the person using it.” The toolbox was accumulated from retiring mechanics and fabricating was done for the drawers, totaling about $20,000. The cabinet was free and donated from a local mechanic. Wilson’s total cost for the toolbox, cabinet, and new and used tools was about $175,000. Collecting tools is his hobby. Brian Goleski is the golf course superintendent.