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U.S. Open Grounds Crew Weathers Tough Conditions at Erin Hills


By Ryan Berlin Grounds Management

After heavy rains Monday night and Tuesday, the grounds at Erin Hills are soaked, but the US Open grounds crew can handle it, according to an article on the Golf Week website.

Grounds crew superintendent Zach Reineking and his three assistants had worked out a spreadsheet for each day of the week, but they were revised because of the weather.

They have a two-hour window to mow greens and rake bunkers, but the course is too wet for fairway mowing, the article said. Plus, there are branches, leaves and other debris along the third and fourth holes and standing water on walk paths.

Reinekeing gives his crew a quick run down of the new plan and they head out to tackle the morning's chores.

Read more at: http://golfweek.com/2017/06/13/an-inside-look-at-getting-erin-hills-ready-for-the-2017-us-open/

This Quick Read was submitted by Ryan Berlin, Managing Editor of Facility Maintenance Decisions, ryan.berlin@tradepressmedia.com. To read more about the grounds care and mowing, visit https://www.facilitiesnet.com/10910FMD and https://www.facilitiesnet.com/17191FMD.

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