What technology has altered the art and science of golf course maintenance more than any other during the last decade?
Ask that question 10 years ago and plenty of responses would have probably focused on flip phones. Ask it 20 years ago and more superintendents than not would have said computers, definitely computers. Ask it 50 years ago and triplex mowers would have received plenty of love. A century ago, mowers in general. Four centuries or so ago, the humble, hungry sheep.
Life feels faster than ever, though, and 2010 almost feels like some ancient memory — commemorated forever with little more than pixelated snapshots captured on those beloved flip phones.
Most of those models are long gone, upgraded every couple years ever since. What else do you work with now that you could never bear to live without?
According to almost every superintendent and director who provided information and perspective for this story, soil moisture meters dominated the decade.
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