The club purchased the Raycam because it works as an attachment to the front of a mower, eliminating the need for an additional machine.
Course manager Huw Morgan said: "Although we had seen independent machines for brushing prior to cutting, we had never seen one as an attachment to the front of a mower. In our case it is fixed to the front of a Toro Greensmaster 3250D. This is an important difference because it means that a two-man, two-pass operation becomes one, saving both time and money."
The Raycam lifts lateral growth allowing it to be boxed off and thereby preventing thatch build-up. This can reduce the grain and the need for verticutting, and should leave a firmer, healthier surface.
Morgan added: "As at all golf courses, we are up at the crack of dawn to mow the grass every morning. Normally we would use a sweeper to remove the damp, but the Triplex brush does this for us. The action of the brushes sweeps away the dew and allows a cleaner, surer cut. All of these are extremely important factors in maintaining healthy grass but with the added benefit of eliminating yet another time-consuming task in the process."
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