Part 1: The Third Green Revolution – The IoT-Based Smart Farming Cycle and Why It Matters For Golf

It only seems natural to turn to adjacent industries to see what techniques and improvements can be made. As I see it, one of Golf’s closest industry relatives is Agriculture and Farming. The parallels of contesting with nature, ongoing labor management, and maintenance are characteristics that connect Agriculture and Golf. Yet, they are exactly the same characteristics that separate them from other industries. The major advances coming from Agriculture and Farming are found in their technological developments and application—specifically in [...]

By |2019-08-22T16:11:41+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Golf Tech, SMART Golf, Technology|0 Comments

Protecting parts of the property that are considered ‘Restricted Areas’? – Here is FAIRWAYiQ’s approach to tackling this problem-set

In our last article, we covered the ability to alert Superintendents when jobs are taking longer than expected and how it may impact employees getting caught during play. In this article, we’ll cover the same fundamental principle of alerting Superintendents of the outlier scenarios on the property and how ‘restricted area’ violations can become more visible. Parts of the property are designated for employees to avoid and the best method, to date, for Superintendents ensure this happens is to continue [...]

By |2019-05-20T18:15:51+00:00May 20th, 2019|Blog, Golf Tech, SMART Golf, Technology|0 Comments

Creating Accountability or Anarchy With Proper Labor Management?

In our last article we discussed how to arrive at actual working times and how interpret the information when you have it. What we’d like to tackle in this article, and hopefully will be the theme of this piece, is understanding the significance of the information FAIRWAYiQ uncovers as it relates to labor management and potential pushback from staff. Truly knowing actual working times is not an insignificance piece of information. In fact, it’s quite the opposite—at the management/operations level [...]

By |2019-05-06T17:00:16+00:00May 6th, 2019|Blog, Golf Tech, SMART Golf, Technology|0 Comments

Asset Tracking: How To Make Use of Data and What To Start Doing With Data When It Comes In?

Among the many benefits of collecting real-time actuals on moving equipment assets is the ability to generate reports on the data that was collected. An important facet of becoming more efficient is the ability to know what efficiency looks like and this is where the integration of FAIRWAYiQ and taskTracker come into play for Superintendents. Efficiency in maintaining property means keeping the grounds up to a specific set of standards within a given budget. Often times the budget can be [...]

By |2019-04-29T20:55:31+00:00April 29th, 2019|Golf Tech, SMART Golf, Technology|0 Comments

GPS Location: How is it benefitting Superintendents today and where is it heading?

GPS technology is conventionally looked at as method to help us get from one location to another as quickly as possible. We see this in apps like Apple maps, Google Maps, and Waze. Other uses like the iPhone app ‘Find Friends’, focus on using GPS as a safety-first solution, allowing app users to know where their friends or family are at any given time. When broken down to its most simplistic form, GPS technology gives us two things: a specific [...]

By |2019-04-15T17:51:02+00:00April 15th, 2019|Golf Tech, SMART Golf, Technology|0 Comments

Can the use of IoT in New Zealand and Australia serve as blueprint for Superintendents? Especially when navigating droughts? (3 min read)

In a recent article published by Business Insider Australia, farmers are now using IoT methods to create more sustainable and predictable farming processes through automated and remote working setups. According to the article: “Through automated monitoring of trends in weather, local water levels and soil moisture, [IoT] offers farmers visibility into the real-time performance of their irrigation to improve strategy. The insights are laid out in a visual dashboard, called SCADAfarm (supervisory control and data acquisition), a bespoke platform built [...]

By |2018-10-30T15:14:19+00:00October 30th, 2018|Golf Tech, SMART Golf, Technology|0 Comments

The Gartner Hype Cycle Methodology Applied To The New Wave Golf Course Technologies (5 min read)

The Gartner Hype Cycle The purpose of the Gartner Hype Cycle is meant to understand the general human behavior to new innovations and technologies when they become real and applicable in a market. When innovations are promoted, there is usually a “hype” around the potential of what that technology can do, and more importantly, what it means for the future of an industry and the people working in it. The Gartner Hype Cycle can also be used as a tool [...]

By |2018-10-31T14:45:14+00:00October 30th, 2018|Blog, Golf Tech, SMART Golf, Technology|0 Comments

Wireless Smart Valve Irrigation System For Golf Courses (3 min read)

Wireless Smart Valve Irrigation System For Golf Courses – Powered by the LoRaWAN Network We’ve spoken to many Superintendents over the past several years and have heard of the daunting challenge irrigation brings to the course. One of the biggest challenges, for courses not renovating with new irrigation systems, is the amount of money it costs to have the system repaired each year. Even when dollars are budgeted for repairs, it seems each year Superintendents are going over that budget. [...]

By |2018-09-20T20:28:50+00:00September 20th, 2018|Golf Tech, SMART Golf, Technology|0 Comments

How technology is helping to reinvent golf – Intel Article

By Andrew Wooden, Technology Writer Thanks to swing sensors and laser range-finders, golfing data allows players and coaches to analyze their games and improve performance. See full article at: https://www.intel.co.uk/big-data-powered-golf.html Golf players and fans alike have long had an affinity for data. Websites like golfstats.com[1] can already reveal in-depth details about the career of your favorite golfer, from the number of tournament 'wins' and 'best finishes' to more specific match details, such as 'most fairways hit' and 'longest driving average'. As [...]

By |2018-08-23T14:56:48+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Blog, Golf Tech, SMART Golf, Technology|0 Comments

Part 2: Golf’s Relationship With Uncertainty and How One Course Is Embracing Change

The premise of this article is to explore the dynamics that seemingly prevent Golf from adopting technologies at a faster rate than a vast majority of industries. A majority of industries will spend roughly 3%-5% of revenue back into technological infrastructure while Golf spends less than 1%.  Much of the evidence gathered has come directly from talking with Superintendents, Golf Pros, and General Managers who admit Golf’s slow adoption to technology that could otherwise help course productivity and efficiency if [...]

By |2018-08-22T18:36:25+00:00August 21st, 2018|Blog, Golf Tech, SMART Golf, Technology, Uncategorized|0 Comments