The Propane Education & Research Council launched a new page on its website, propane.com, specifically for golf course superintendents and managers seeking more product information, case studies, and testimonials from peers involved in the council’s Golf Demo Program.
“We’ve seen an increase in the number of superintendents visiting our site in search of information about propane equipment on golf courses since we implemented the Golf Demo Program in 2015,” said Jeremy Wishart, deputy director of business development at PERC. “We upgraded our website to reflect that growing interest to make it easier for superintendents to find what their peers had to say about operating golf course maintenance equipment powered by propane.”
Eight courses across the United States participated in the Golf Demo Program. Each course demoed four pieces of propane equipment on lease from R&R Products for 12 months and reported on how the equipment fared. Of the eight in the program, six courses requested to purchase the propane equipment after the trial was complete.
The benefits observed by superintendents during the demo included savings on fuel up to 50 percent compared to gasoline, easier maintenance, and fewer problems during operation. Propane’s lower emissions also meet or exceed all current requirements from the Environmental Protection Agency, an important addition for six participating golf courses that are also certified for sustainability by Audubon International.
Superintendents also noted propane couldn’t spill and damage the course, even though fuel cylinders can be changed while away from maintenance facilities. Propane engines use a closed-loop system that virtually eliminates spills, an important feature in keeping a course clean and safe for play.
The golf webpage is available now along with considerable resources at propane.com/golf. Information on the website can help superintendents find case studies and testimonials, a propane savings calculator, and information on other products that use propane.
Links to information on the R&R Products fairway mower, trim mower, greens mower, and bunker rake used in the demo are available on the new golf webpage.
About PERC: The Propane Education & Research Council is a nonprofit that provides leading propane safety and training programs and invests in research and development of new propane-powered technologies. PERC is operated and funded by the propane industry. For more information, visit propane.com.