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BEACON Ballfields Exclusive Weekly Tips ! ( Sept. ’17 ) !

September 5, 2017       |   BeaconAthletics.com        |    Ballfields.com

THIS WEEK’S FIELD TIP

With less action on your fields, and maybe some fall renovation project planned or underway, it’s a great time to take inventory of your tools. Like any craftsman, an athletic field groundskeeper relies heavily upon the tools he or she uses to hone their craft of maintaining ballfields. From basic tools like rakes and shovels to the more specialized tools like a level board or slope gauge, groundskeepers use a wide range of hand tools to accomplish their work with a varying attention to detail.

You probably have ideas of what some of these tools are used for. You may or may not be right. A seasoned groundskeeper will likely show you several other ways he or she has used that tool for groundskeeping tasks. You may even find some tools you weren’t aware of. Now is a great time to take look at some tools of the trade and how you might be able to make yourself more efficient than ever. To learn more, keep reading at our Groundskeeper University lesson, 101. Tools of the Trade at GroundskeeperU.com

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

Bulldog Pitching Rubber — SAVE $30

IN STOCK: Ships within 24 hours!  The best pitching rubber ever. You’ll flip for the Bulldog — literally. With a 3 in core center and 40 lbs of rubber — yes, FORTY POUNDS! — you get maximum durability and performance. When you need to, just flip the rubber to another side and you have even more long-lasting performance. This professional quality rubber is designed to outlast any other brand. (Offer for the Adult size model only, valid thru September 30).

Professional Rigid Steel Mat Drag — SAVE $36

IN STOCK: Ships within 24 hours!  Speedy between-innings touchups and pre-game prep. Designed by our head groundskeeper. Former Baltimore Orioles head groundskeeper Paul Zwaska designed, tested and perfected our Pro Rigid Steel Mat Drag. Its leading edge levels surfaces while the slightly angled rigid steel skims over the field — no digging in — for a smooth finish and minimal displacement. (Offer for the 6′ drag only, valid thru September 30).

OPEN BOX ITEM OF THE WEEK

OPEN BOX Item — FieldShield Area Tarp, Weighted Hem — SAVE up to $74!  Goodbye, sandbags. No need for bags, pins, or weights. Made in the USA, high-quality mound covers and home plate tarps in two material weights. Choose from two sizes/colors. Like-new condition. FieldShield Area Tarp, Weighted Hem

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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