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Chambers Bay to go gas-free Sunday for course maintenance

Post by Todd Milles / The News Tribune on April 16, 2012 at 11:08 am with No Comments »
April 16, 2012 11:08 am

In honor of “Earth Day” – April 22 – Chambers Bay Golf Course will go gas-free for 24 hours,.

In place of gas mowers, greens rollers and other utility vehicles, the golf course crew instead will utilize electrical or manual-powered tools to maintain the 250-acre grounds.

The equipment will be supplied by Jacobsen and RMT Equipment. David Wienecke, the Chambers Bay superintendent, has invited other superintendents to test out the equipment on that day.

“It’s been a dream of mine to build awareness in the golf community that we can be stewards of the environment while providing conditions worthy of a U.S. Open,” Wienecke said. “Chambers Bay already uses much less water and fertilizer than most golf courses, and we’re proud of our success as a reclaimed gravel mine.”

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