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BEACON Ballfields Weekly Field Tips ! ( Mar.’17.)

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March 6, 2017       |       BeaconAthletics.com        |       Ballfields.com

THIS WEEK’S FIELD TIP

(Check out this article from our newest contributor to our groundskeeper’s blog at Ballfields.com, Larry DiVito, head groundskeeper for the Minnesota Twins…) 

Spring training is underway and college baseball is in full swing now as well. The fields you maintain are three acres of land, including the warning track all the way to the fence line. Within those three acres, I would like to discuss one small section of the field that can have an enormous impact on the quality of play at your facility. It is the dirt area in front of home plate… two straight sides along the foul lines and an arc edge at the top. To some, that area of the infield may be an afterthought, but to players and coaches at higher levels of the game this patch of dirt is a big factor for infield playability… Continue reading this article on Ballfields.comWhere the Ground Ball Begins…”

Visit Ballfields.com frequently for tips & articles and GroundskeeperU.com for online training.

TUFFdeck On-Deck Circles — 10% OFF

SHIPS WITHIN 24 HRS — Go ahead, use metal spikes. They sink in and wedge between the mini-coin pattern surface for added traction. Choose from three designs (offer not valid for custom on-deck circles). Exclusive TUFFdeck On-Deck Circles, use deck10 during checkout (offer valid thru March 12).

Heavy-Duty Roller Squeegee — 10% OFF

SHIPS WITHIN 24 HRS — Heavy-duty aluminum handle with 36″W seamless rollers. Offer valid for non-absorbent squeegee only. Exclusive Heavy-Duty Roller Squeegee: use gee10 during checkout (offer valid thru March 12).

OPEN BOX ITEM OF THE WEEK

Open Box Item — SweetSpot Field Tamp System (Legacy Model) Save up to $150!   A GREAT opportunity to avoid swollen hands and aching back — at a discount. It’s the classic groundskeeper’s tamp, reinvented, in its original form. Interchangeable tamp heads give you up to 4 tamps in 1. An articulating head and revolutionary dampening effect lets the SweetSpot self-correct to the angle of your hitting surface, dampening the recoil effect through the handle. Like-new condition. SweetSpot Field Tamp System (Legacy Model)

Enter the Season in Great Shape…

If you need it for your field, you’ll find it here. Get your copy of The Ultimate Ballfield Resource: The 2017 Beacon Catalog. Have you received one? If not, request your copy today. Our 2017 catalog is our complete listing of products to get you ready for the upcoming season. 

ONLINE TRAINING for Staff & Volunteers

COMPLETELY FREE & MOBILE FRIENDLY. We’ve relaunched the web’s premier online field maintenance training tool, Groundskeeper University. Our goal is to bring professional training directly to you and your staff. But that means it has to be done right. Learn the tried & true practices of the pros. Our dedicated online resources by groundskeepers for groundskeepers are available in whichever format works for you: blog articles, online field dimensions, innovative products and training at Groundskeeper U. Whatever you need for your ballfield, think Beacon. 

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