A US firm has launched a new system that it reckons will make repairing divots a much easier task for greens crews.
To be launched this week at the Golf Industry Show in Orlando, DivotPack, according to its inventors, is the first divot repair system in the form of a lightweight, soft-sided backpack. The divot repair mixture is released via a handheld control valve. The company says DivotPack reduces fatigue, back strain and staff injury by replacing the practice of filling divots by hand.
“DivotPack makes repairing the scars left behind on the golf course a nonissue,” said Jeff Johnson, golf course superintendent at the Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, who has been trialling the system. “The process is effortless and makes filling divots a breeze. Members are bound to notice an improvement in overall playing conditions and with the time and money we save on divot repair, DivotPack pays for itself in labour savings alone.”