Golf courses in the U.S. used 29 percent less water in 2020, compared with usage in 2005, according to recently released survey data.
Jeremy Turton, superintendent at Chevy Chase Country Club, discusses the importance of minimalistic watering. His installation of Spiio is one of the ways he monitors his course to keep it on the dryer and firmer—but still healthy—side for optimal playability.
Virginia Tech PhD Student Travis Roberson is conducting important research on using in-ground sensors, drones and light reflectance to conserve water.
Golfdom video interview with Spiio, pioneering a new era in water conservation, precision irrigation, and in-ground data, today announced that it doubled its customer base to 450 golf courses in 2021 and launching a new platform built for golf course superintendents and agronomists.
Chris Reverie, from Allentown Municipal in Pennsylvania, discusses some of the struggles faced by municipal golf courses. He shares how Spiio has helped the course lower its expenses while improving the playability of their busy course—and how easy it was to get started.
Matt Morton, superintendent at El Niguel Country Club, shares the value of data in validating and communicating turfgrass decisions. Spiio’s sensor measures soil temperature, moisture, light, and salinity, offering that data in one timely and user-friendly app.
Superintendent Adam Hoffman from Sunset Hills Country Club discusses how he uses Spiio’s Google Sheets integration for data-driven reporting, allowing him to back up his agronomic decisions with data.
Andy Eick, superintendent of Mohawk Golf Club, discusses the benefit of using Spiio sensors. By measuring soil temperatures more accurately, he can dial in his chemical application timing and fine-tune his turf disease response.
Customers with Spiio sensors can now see the soil temperature and other relevant data in Coverage, allowing for an even more streamlined experience tracking applications based on up-to-date, in-the-ground data.