After a long, stressful 2018 season, its time for us to relax and prepare for 2019. Winter projects big or small help everyone improve operation efficiency, and make life a little easier on the course. I wanted to start a thread that everyone can ad to and maybe stir up new ideas that everyone can implement at their course. Shop organization, homemade or purchased items that help your operation, anything is welcome. Help me make this thread grow by adding a few of your favorite projects.
1) Homemade Cup painting jig (as seen from Chris Tritabaugh on twitter) Works great, the crew and I LOVED it.
2) Homemade berber carpet drag mat. Cheap, easy to build, works great on DRY sand, and gentle on plants. I even used it to stand up grass to work on density.
3) Homemade traffic stake holder. Easy to build, quick to load/unload many stakes into cart, take them on course and store when not needed.
Built a wall rack for our mower baskets using tap-mount track system and hangers. Tracks were laid out horizontally along wall with 16" vertical spacing between rows. Great way to organize baskets if you have an empty wall in your shop.
Second/third picture is of custom built wood racks for storing/moving tee yardage plates and markers. Allows for easy transport of plates without the risk of damaging them. Used router to create notches spaced 1" apart on 3/4" plywood.
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