Course maintenance

For course maintenance, the TGC method provides many ways to develop the work that is being done. After all, the method was designed by former golf course superintendents – in collaboration with Finland’s leading mechanical engineers.

On this page, you can find out more about how the TGC method works in practice and how you can improve course management with it.


Automation at the heart of the TGC method

All the TGC machines are equipped with sensors that collect information on the status of the course while they are doing their work. As a machine performs its tasks, the sensors continuously examine the turf, the health of the rootzone as well as its moisture levels.

The sensors produce data on e.g., nutrient status and frequency, growth volume, rootzone moisture, density, and thickness.

Automation then utilises this data to guide the machines and actuators such as aerators, top dressing, sowing. The gathered data also allows for more precise nutrient use, reducing loss. The Turf Gamechanger application gathers all the information in one place, allowing you to always be up to date regarding the health of your course.

This wholesome approach, consisting of smart machines and the automation guiding them, will help you to keep your course in the best possible shape.

Layers Automation

The next-generation modular equipment

The equipment of the Turf Gamechanger method consists of the TGC Power base unit, to which many different modules can be attached. They are all guided by automation, and they continuously gather data on the course health.

With this solution, you can handle all the everyday tasks of course upkeep, whether it be about the weekly works, what needs to be done each season, or regarding the entire lifecycle of the course. The TGC method can handle everything you need, apart from cutting the greens and teeing grounds as well as the daily maintenance of the bunkers.

TGC Power


Base unit with an innovative 7-wheel chassis that ensures load consistency and a low surface pressure even when handling very high loads.

TGC Transfer


The logistics unit formed by Payloader and Trailer, a handy and self-loading transporter of loads. Performs most of the maintenance work independently when needed.

TGC Mower


The mowing unit that is equipped with a 5-unit front mower and a 6-unit rear mower. The TGCMower is equivalent to up to three 5-unit light mowers – automatic steering, both when driving straight and doing a finishing run, ensures full working width utilisation, and the high working width and small turning circle ensure fast turns. The TGCMower comes with options for both fairways and roughs. The fairway units as well as rough units can be automatically programmed to perform the first cut of rough, so you will not need a separate machine for that.

TGC Maintain


A turf maintenance machine that performs up to eight different stages of maintenance work in a single run: cutting, hollow coring/verticutting, grass collection, seeding, top dressing, fertilising, brushing, and rolling.

TGC Payloader


A quick-release loading unit that makes Power a powerful loader. It acts as a general machine for the courses, able to operate with any three-point hitch-attached equipment.

TGC Excavator


Booms with a bucket rotator comparable to a 3-tonne track excavator that can be attached to Power.

TGC Trailer


A logistics trailer that, together with TGCPayloader, forms a superior transporter of loads. The patented load-changing method with the maintenance machine does its work seamlessly. The maintenance machine unloads its core or verticutting waste to the back of Trailer’s hopper, while at the same time, Trailer moves the sand from its front to the maintenance machine's hopper. Trailer can also be equipped to be compatible with excavation works.


Renovation works are history

Golf courses tend to have lives of their own, in a way. As time goes by, the fibres of the thatch layers thicken. Fairways, greens, and teeing grounds change their shapes, making them harder and harder to maintain.

Previously, this has eventually led to the need to carry out renovation works that would then have led to increased expenses and reduced income as the course would have been closed, at least partially.

The TGC method allows for continuous renewal of the course and improving the turf surface during the everyday upkeep of the course, without any disturbance to the players.

The effective deep aeration can be used to raise the surface of the playing area where needed, and the resulting holes are immediately filled with either sand or a mixture of compost and sand produced as a result of using the TGC method. This method works extremely well for instance for raising the dents that appear on the course over time, so that they won’t be there to gather water, or disturb course upkeep or playing.

Sometimes, the course layout needs to be changed. The machines of the TGC method, combined with earthworks equipment, are ideal for building and repairing individual elements such as greens, teeing grounds and obstacles.

Booms with a bucket rotator comparable to a 3-tonne track excavator can be attached to TGC Power. The ability to operate the excavator remotely makes it possible to work up to a very high level of detail. The excavation hoppers that can be attached to both TGC Trailer and TGC Power make both machines powerful and convenient dumpers that are extremely helpful in the turf while treating it gently.

Improved maintenance and continuous renewal enabled by the TGC method will make renovation unnecessary in the future and will prevent maintenance needs from piling up.

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Surely you wouldn’t play golf with a wooden club, anymore, would you? Then why would you handle golf course maintenance with outdated solutions? Welcome to the future of golf course maintenance. Get started today by contacting us through contact form or call us directly.

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