“We’re excited to see a partnership with Spiio develop,” says Alex Jacobs. Speaking with him about it, it’s clear that we’re witnessing a turning point in which communication between technologies like Spiio and TurfTasker is creating new possibilities for the future of golf course operation.
“One of the main reasons we wanted to give this a shot,” he says, “was so we could know—and they could know—how wet the field is at any given time. We’re still trying to establish the baseline for what’s okay and what’s too wet to play. That’s what we’re working toward.” – Josh Glover
When the pandemic struck, like many courses, the Columbus Country Club found itself with drastically reduced staff. In order to help them maintain their turf, they participated in Spiio’s Covid-19 relief program. The data-driven benefits they saw have lasted far longer than their staffing troubles. When JR Lynn turned 16, he wanted to look for […]
Matt Madsen, Superintendent for Baltimore County Golf, has seen an incredible turnaround on the courses this year as the industry navigated unprecedented territory. He’s been proactive in managing turf—in part by implementing the use of Spiio sensors—and has seen quick and significant results. Matt Madsen has been managing turf on golf courses since he was […]
Spiio, the in-ground data as a service provider, helping turfgrass and green industry professionals enhance agronomic decisions, has raised a $1.6M fundraising round from internal investors: byFounders, inQvation, Danish Growth Fund and a range of angel investors. The funds will be used to strengthen the development team, to move forward with innovation projects that are […]
GLK Turf Solutions combines industry expertise and entrepreneurship to serve other turf professionals in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Their partnership with Spiio has presented another opportunity for them to bring sound agronomy to their customers by solving the constant problems of water quantity and water quality.
Despite the uncertainty of 2020, the golf industry has made a positive turn. Some companies, like Hodges Rash, are seeing a prime opportunity to invest in the future. Partnering with Spiio has been one way to translate their positivity into real results for their customers.
Mike Kerns, Director of Grounds for the Trenton Thunder, has had to be creative and flexible to navigate an intense and uncertain year. Spiio sensors help him make smart irrigation and fungicide decisions that keep his field ready for whatever is coming next.
Dan Francis, superintendent of Wildwood Golf Club in Middletown, Ohio, and participant in the Spiio Covid Relief Program, reflects on the challenges and victories of the past few months. With creative time management, a team of expertise, and the help of smart data delivered remotely from Spiio sensors, the club has managed not only to survive, but to flourish.