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Chambers Bay Golf Course to go gas-free for Earth Day

Post by Steve Maynard / The News Tribune on April 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm with 1 Comment »
April 18, 2012 5:22 pm

Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place will go gas-free Sunday for Earth Day.

Instead of gas-powered equipment, crews will use electric mowers, greens rollers, bunker rakes and utility vehicles for one day.

Equipment manufacturer Jacobsen and golf supply company RMT Equipment will provide the electric-powered equipment. Chambers Bay Superintendent David Wienecke has invited golf course superintendents from the region to test the equipment on the course, site of the 2015 U.S. Open.

Here’s the news release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2012

Chambers Bay goes gas-free for a day to celebrate Earth Day

It takes a lot of equipment and fuel to mow and maintain a 250-acre golf course like Chambers Bay. But on April 22 – Earth Day – not an ounce of gas will be used to maintain the course.

Chambers Bay Superintendent David Wienecke has arranged for Jacobsen, an equipment manufacturer, and golf supply company RMT Equipment to provide electric mowers, greens rollers, bunker rakes and utility vehicles for a day.

Wienecke has invited golf course superintendents from throughout the region to test the equipment on the course, which is preparing to host the 2015 U.S. Open.

“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. Jacobsen and RMT will show that the technology exists for the industry to take conservation efforts to the next level.”

More information about the partners is available at www.chambersbaygolf.com, www.jacobsen.com and www.rmtequipment.com.

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  1. whitman411 says:

    Another way for a supplier and a failed golf course to get their names in the paper. We have been gas free for years at old Rancid Acres. We just let the weeds grow.

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