New technology impacts almost every aspect of our lives, including the golf courses we play. Innovation is changing how golf courses are maintained, allowing superintendents to deliver quality playing conditions more efficiently and effectively. Here are five things every golfer should know about the latest course care technology:
1. Robots are mowing putting greens.
It might sound like science fiction, but robotic putting green mowers are actually being used on golf courses across the U.S. A staff member transports the robotic mower to each green and sets up several positioning beacons. From there, the robot mows the entire green on its own, with straight lines and a consistent perimeter cut. While the robot mows, the staff member can rake bunkers, clean up debris and perform other course maintenance tasks.