The GSAg team and just got back from the San Diego Golf Industry Show. The show is put on by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America; 15k courses in the US, 16k members. This is THE golf course management trade show.
The idea is that its drone automatically lifts up every day into the air and takes images of the land and then sends those images to an online platform on a mobile device for automated turf monitoring and analysis.
Companies involved in PTM claim upfront costs will eventually be defrayed because of savings created by reducing inputs. Shaffer, for example, says an annual subscription to OnGolf is the equivalent to one spray application.
GreenSight Agronomics aims to reduce golf courses’ water and chemical costs through aerial drone imaging, offering superintendents more detailed information about their golf courses from a brand new perspective.