Golf Industry Show Preview


Orlando, Fla., January 31-February 2

The 2008 Golf Industry Show is designed to benefit every member of the golf course, club and facility management team. With more than 1,000 exhibitors covering more than 300,000 square feet of exhibit space, and five unique solution centers, this truly is a must-attend event.

By utilizing a unique layout design, the Orlando show floor consists of six main aisles, allowing you easy navigation throughout the floor. In addition, the show floor is segmented by products and services into three distinct areas-clubhouse solutions, range and outdoor facility solutions. This user friendly approach will save you and your team valuable time, allowing you to go where you need to go, and accomplish all your purchasing goals.

Don’t miss your opportunity to conduct business, network and see what’s new at the 2008 Golf Industry Show-the only show that unites the entire facility management team and brings you together under one roof.


AerWay will be exhibiting the all-new super finetine, as well as shattertine, sports tine, finetine, coring tine and three different frame styles.


Gravely’s XDZ mowers have improved ground drive, electrical and belt drives. Available in 144, 148, 152 and 252, 260 and 272 models of the Gravely Series.

Badger Meter

Badger Meter tee series flow meters can be configured with a wireless option. The sensor connected to a radio transmitter, broadcasts totalized flow information.

Bay Chemical Co.

MicroPel is formulated with sulfated forms of essential micronutrients combined with calcium. It provides plant cells with catalysts to enhance enzyme production.

Blec USA

Blec USA will be displaying a range of turf care equipment for renovation, maintenance and construction, including trenchers, overseeders, stone buriers and more.

C & S Turf Care

The Turf Tracker Stealth has zero-turn maneuverability. Standard features include a 35-gallon liquid tank and a 200-pound-capacity, three-speed spreader.

Carroll Childers

Carroll Childers provides equipment to control, move, meter and monitor water, with applications in golf course irrigation, wastewater management and more.

Chemical Containers

Chemical Containers offers chemical mix/load equipment, chemical pump and meter kits, workstation equipment wash systems, filter kits, sprayers and more.


Coxreels 1125 Series Competitor hand-crank and motorized hose reels feature a sturdy, all-welded frame, heavy spun discs and a low-profile outlet riser.

Earth & Turf

The 100SP self-propelled, walking topdresser has a struck-level capacity of 10 cubic feet and is powered by a 10.5 hp Briggs & Stratton engine.

EarthWay Products

EarthWay will be showing the new M40ECM and M80ECM units, as well as the new C24HDS with a control center allowing adjustments at the handle.

Evergreen Turf Covers

Evergreen’s booth will feature the new Evergreen Radiant turf cover, which helps retain soil temperatures.

Finn Corp.

Finn offers nine HydroSeeder models from 300 to 4,000 gallons, all hydraulically driven and mechanically agitated to enhance loading, mixing and discharge.

First Products

The Universal Aera-Vator uses a vibrating action to fracture the soil for increased seed germination without destroying existing turf.

Fluid Film

With no solvents, Fluid Film will not burn greenery, evaporate or get tacky. It is environmentally friendly and safe for all metals.


Gandy will exhibit its new placement configuration on both three-point hitch and walk-behind overseeders. Offers a range of professional turf maintenance equipment.


The Hustler Mini Z 48/54 has 48 or 54-inch side-discharge/mulching decks, SmoothTrak steering and Hydro-Gear 2800 hydrostatic transmissions.


Husqvarna will showcase a range of equipment at the show, and attendees can demo equipment and talk with product specialists.

John Deere

PrecisionCut Fairway Mowers have double-acting steering cylinders to equalize left and right pressure. Ajustable hydraulic down pressure keeps cutting units close to turf.


The M7040 tractor features a four-cylinder diesel engine with 67 hp, and Category I and II, three-point hitch for hooking implements.

LawnGrips Footwear

LawnGrips offers footwear featuring waterproofed leather, steel shanks and Grip-N-Go soles that pivot, release debris and disengage turf.

Otterbine Barebo

Aeration and fountain systems induce oxygen into the water column, promoting natural digestion of excessive waste, runoff and algae.


RotaDairon’s vertical cut dethatcher functions as aerator, dethatcher and spiker and is available in 52 and 71-inch widths, with cut depth adjustable up to 1.75 inches.


The Allen XR16 Hover Mower features a new intake and impeller design that increases airflow to maximize lift and cutting power. The 16-inch-wide mower weighs 27 pounds.

Securall Products

Securall chemical storage buildings are available in many standard models, all of which are FM-approved. Electrical installations are UL-classified.


Tanaka’s TBC-260PFL extended-reach grass trimmer/brush cutter is powered by a 25cc, 1.3 hp PureFire two-stroke engine and has a 71-inch solid steel driveshaft.


Toro will be showing the Pro Force Debris Blower, Groundsmaster 5900/5910, Mid-Duty Workman and aeration solutions including the ProCore Processor.

Turbo Technologies

The HS-100-P seeder is powered by a Honda engine and its 2-by-2-inch pump provides fast mixing. Easily pulled by a tractor, ATV or utility vehicle.


The Ventrac MR740 triplex reel mower attachment features a 74-inch cut width, variable speed hyraulics, standard backlapping valves and offset capability.

Look for the February issue of Turf for guides to Preemergent & Postemergent Herbicides, Soil Aerators and Walk-Behind Mowers & Accessories.


GCSAA (Golf Course Superintendents Association of America) Education Conference

From the Opening Session to the close of the show, GCSAA’s inspirational speakers and events will serve as a reminder of the profession’s incredible progress over the years. GCSAA’s conference program offers more than 100 in-depth seminars, as well as a full schedule of education sessions that cover everything from the latest research and agronomic practices to managing your career and enhancing your communication skills. Visit for more information.

NGCOA (National Golf Course Owners Association) Annual Conference

Join the largest meeting of golf course owners and operators for networking, education and problem solving. Owners and operators from the U.S., Canada and major golf destinations in Europe will gather to learn and share both top and bottom-line solutions for golf course operations. For complete information, visit .

CMAA (Club Managers Association of America) World Conference on Club Management

Make your reservations today and join your peers in Orlando, Fla., for unmatched education and networking opportunities. To register, visit online.

GIS Booth Numbers

Badger Meter1873
Bay Chemical Co.3590
Blec USA3883
C & S Turf Care2111
Carroll Childers3975
Chemical Containers1658
Earth & Turf2970
EarthWay Products3472
Evergreen Turf Covers4086
Finn Corp.1980
First Products2673
Fluid Film1917
John Deere3753
LawnGrips Footwear5561
Otterbine Barebo1403
Securall Products2017
Turbo Technologies2003
Venture 4291