As a turfgrass professional, you understand just how much the quality of cut affects the quality of turf. Your golfers want a stellar playing surface and you want to provide the best conditions. Greg Turner and Jim Nedin provide unique insights in this recording from a seminar held at the Golf Industry Show in Orlando in Jan. 2020, where they explore the vital relationships between reel mower applications, quality of cut and after cut appearance.
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Original Presentation Date: Jan. 28, 2020 at the Golf Industry Show in Orlando Education points: 0.28
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Part One – 26 minutes
Greg Turner kicks off the discussion with The ‘Reel’ Side of Things: Defining OEM Specifications and the role that it plays on your golf course.
Part Two – 21 minutes
Jim Nedin takes over and covers mowing as a significant stress in turf, how mowing frequency and cutting requirements come into play. Quality of Cut performance is impacted by sharpness, whether using rotary or reel mowers.
Part Three – 49 minutes
Key factors in mowing performance, what causes rifling and details of the backlapping process, reel wear issues, screws and torque are covered in this section. Nedin discusses products from each of the major manufacturers in his examples.
Part Four – 70 minutes
After Cut Appearance and Cutting Unit Overlap can go hand-in-hand. The 3/2 Cut Phenomenon and how worn reels can impact it are explained. Bed knives come in different types and change the way your mowers cut. Nedin not only explains this but also covers ideas about brushing and grooming that you can use.
About the Instructors
Greg Turner has been with Foley United since 1990. Having worked the Northeast region of the U.S. from 1990-1994 and the Southeast region from 1994-1998, he is now sales manager based at the factory headquarters in River Falls, Wis. Turner has traveled extensively during the last 18 years, conducting seminars and training, and has been exposed to numerous maintenance conditions around the world. With budgets being cut and expectations rising, Foley United will share how to minimize potential for quality-of-cut and equipment issues.
Jim Nedin has been associated with the turf industry for over 40 years. He began his professional career as a golf course superintendent in the early 70s and has taught turf industry related seminars for more than 30 years. Nedin has provided technical support for a multitude of state, regional, national and international golf tournaments.
Nedin is a private service business consultant who has worked with The Toro Co. for many years. In addition to working with turf equipment distributors to improve service delivery performance, he conducts relevant turf equipment maintenance and application seminars for various turf industry associations and universities.
Nedin received degrees in mechanical engineering from LaSalle University and general business, marketing and accounting from Pittsburgh Business Institute. While in distribution, he received the prestigious Toro Service Bull Award, multiple Toro Top Service Achievement Awards and served multiple terms on Toro's Commercial Service Advisory Board. In past years, he served on Penn State University's Turf Equipment Maintenance Advisory Board, and he is currently a member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Greater Pittsburgh, Pa., chapter.
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