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BEACON Ballfields Exclusive Weekly Tips ! (July’17)

July 17, 2017       |       BeaconAthletics.com        |       Ballfields.com

THIS WEEK’S FIELD TIP

Your field has been through a lot this summer. Maybe your season is wrapping up, or maybe you’re hosting some tournaments. Either way, now is the time to show what you got. Your reputation is determined largely by how well your infield skin plays — at least as far as players are concerned. And that’s what really matters, after all. Players will remember if they’re battling bad hops. We have a ton of info available at Groundskeeper U, but some of the best is about nail dragging your infield to restore or retain playability.

Remember this key: when nail dragging, go over the infield twice with your second pattern cutting perpendicular to the first. This cross-cutting will give you a consistently smooth surface — and fewer bad hops. Learn about taking care of your infield skin at the Groundskeeper University lesson Module 104. Infield Skin Game Day Prep: Scarifying the Infield Skin

Visit Ballfields.com frequently for tips & articles andGroundskeeperU.com for online training.

Scuffle Hoe — 10% OFF

IN STOCK: Ships within 24 hours! Take out any rogue turf plants or weedscoming up in your skin areas. The Scuffle Hoe is excellent for edging, cultivating, aerating, and weeding field turf. Or just clean up your turf edge for a sharp, clean edge for a really professional look. Exclusive Scuffle Hoe, use hoe10 during checkout (offer valid thru July 23).

Schutt Bury-All Home Plate — 10% OFF

IN STOCK: Ships within 24 hours! Durable 3″ thick all-rubber construction homeplate with a waffle-bottom design. Exclusive Schutt Bury-All Home Plate, use bury10 during checkout (offer valid thru July 23).

OPEN BOX ITEM OF THE WEEK

OPEN BOX Item — Pro Tarp Pins Bucket — GREAT VALUE!   Never lose tarp pins in the grass again. Fluorescent orange color means you’ll find it, not your mower. Comes in a Beacon Bucket with handle & lid — includes 50 pro tarp pins and tips & instructions for handling stakes & tarps. Used as a sample at trade shows — this is the ONLY one in stock!  Like-new condition. Pro Tarp Pins Bucket

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. 

Visit Groundskeeper University!

Get the Ultimate Ballfield Resource…

If you need it for your field, you’ll find it here. Request your copy today. Our 2017 catalog is a complete listing of products to keep you rolling with everything you need all season long.

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