SISIS Maxislit Proves Beneficial for Pastures Golf Club

Pastures Golf Club in Derby no longer needs to rely on a contractor to aerate its fairways after recently purchasing a SISIS Maxislit.

Situated within the grounds of the former Pastures Hospital, Pastures Golf Club is a well-established course built on grassland.

It is a well-known fact that in the course’s 52 years of operation, no golfer has ever broken par. It is for this reason that golfers come from far and wide to play the course and try to break the record.

Therefore, it is essential that the course is kept in pristine condition and that is where Head Greenkeeper Paul Smith and his assistant Roger Spalton come in.

Paul and Roger explained the reasons for buying a SISIS Maxislit.

“For many years we had drainage issues on the course,” Paul said. “We’ve had times when we’ve been closed for 2-3 months which has caused issues. At the end of the day, members pay a fee to play golf for 12 months and we want to make sure they get that.”

“We were also paying a lot of money to a contractor who would come and air the fairways,” added Roger. “We just thought it would be better for us to be able to do the job when we wanted with our own workforce.”

“We had a demonstration of the SISIS Maxislit and bought it straight away.”

The SISIS Maxislit is a tractor-mounted deep slot aerator for sports turf maintenance, golf course maintenance and equipment, with deep, clean penetration. Suitable for maintaining football, rugby and cricket pitches and golf courses, it can also be used for lawns and formal gardens.

Aeration is necessary to improve drainage, reduce turf compaction, thatch buildup and improve turf health.

The Maxislit produces an exceptional underground culture due to the angle of the tines and the spiral design of the shaft-assisted penetration of the tines and its simple design requires little maintenance.

“At a minimum, our goal is to use the Maxislit twice a year in the spring – to help prepare the grass to grow and also in the fall – to open it up when it needs to retain moisture,” said said Paul. “We will use it on the fairways and approaches first and then eventually look to use it on the greens.”

“We had great results,” Roger said. It’s very easy to use, very efficient and requires no traction – a small tractor can do just that. In the long term, we are confident that the Maxislit will improve the condition of the soil and promote root growth, which will improve our drainage at the surface level. It is very flexible and we can adjust the length of the teeth and go even further if we want. It was a good investment for us.”

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