GreenSight Launches Drone Services in Norway
Haga started utilizing GreenSight’s TurfSight service in late May, flying up to five times a week gathering valuable intelligence data to help enhance the consistency, operational efficiency and playability of the course. GolfTV recently visited Haga to get a firsthand look at the advanced management they are doing using their TurfSight drone. Haga is the first golf course in Norway using the technology and plans to use it for optimizing fertilizer and chemical applications, as well as scouting and improving consistency across the course.
Haga is a top golf course in Norway with 27 picturesque holes across (3) 9-hole, challenging layouts. A few interesting and fun facts about Haga:
- In the winter, the local council in Norway use Skidoos to create cross country ski tracks over the property (not over the greens or tees).
- Alice Cooper, namesake and lead man of the Alice Cooper Band, well known rocker and somewhat less well known golf celebrity, once played the course.
- David Leadbetter (well known professional golfer and coach) spent a day coaching at a company golf day.
- Very close to nature, Moose and elk are often seen wandering around the area (sometimes even over the greens)!
GreenSight’s TurfSight has been used at over 200 golf courses across the US, Canada, Europe and Japan. The world’s top golf courses use TurfSight to improve the quality, consistency, and appearance of their turf. Beyond qualitative improvements, Golf course superintendents have seen large reductions in fertilizer use, chemical applications, and water consumption from using TurfSight as a part of their agronomic planning. TurfSight integrates with the TurfCloud platform, GreenSight’s industry-leading, enterprise-grade golf course digital management solution. TurfCloud combines a live digital job board, equipment maintenance tracking solution, and agronomic planning calendar into a simple and easy to use dashboard.