August 2017

SportsTurf provides current, practical and technical content on issues relevant to sports turf managers, including facilities managers. Most readers are athletic field managers from the professional level through parks and recreation, universities.

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www.spor 37 August 2017 // JOHN MASCARO'S PHOTO QUIZ JOHN MASCARO IS PRESIDENT OF TURF-TEC INTERNATIONAL ANSWERS FROM PAGE 17 //////// //////// The torn-up clay on this 6-year-old T-Ball fi eld was the result of a coach's "helping out." It seems that the coach couldn't fi nd the second base ground plug during set up, so he grabbed a shovel, eyeballed it, and started digging! He worked on fi nding the ground plug for about 15 minutes. The head groundskeeper for the facility saw the activity and decided to investigate. When he saw the area that had been dug up, he was amazed and so he grabbed a tape measure and quickly found the illusive ground plug, which had been put in the ground with tassels down. After it was located, he also discovered that the coach was off target by nearly 6 feet, causing a lot of unnecessary damage to the skinned area. To repair the damage for the game, he had to rake the clay back together and roll it with the tires from a big mower to fi rm things back up. After the game, the area was then nail dragged, heavy screen dragged, and then additional conditioning material was applied, and to fi nish it off a fi nal light screen drag was used. The inset photo shows the fi nal repaired area. Photo submitted by Andy Ommen, head groundskeeper at Mc- Lean County PONY Baseball in Bloomington, IL. If you would like to submit a photograph for John Mascaro's Photo Quiz please send it to John Mascaro, 1471 Capital Circle NW, Ste # 13, Tallahassee, FL 32303 call (850) 580-4026 or email to If your photograph is selected, you will receive full credit. All photos submitted will become property of SportsTurf magazine and the Sports Turf Managers Association. Reaching the industry professionals you want to reach! The OFFICIAL online directory: STMA Sourcebook is an online directory of manufacturers and distributors of equipment and supplies used by professional sports turf maintenance professionals, irrigation contractors, sports turf managers, professional grounds managers, custom chemical applicators, and other green industry professionals. ARE YOU LISTED? Go to, search for your company, review, update and own your listing. Not there? You should be! Get yourself signed up today. ST17 Sourcebook HH.indd 1 9/28/16 8:16 AM

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