During the fall months, leaf cleanup becomes a major priority for the maintenance staff at Kinloch. We begin by blowing all the leaves from the playing surfaces into the woodlines and native areas. This allows us to quickly return the golf course into a playable condition. This, however, is not a permanent solution to the leaf problem. As the wind picks up, the leaves that were previously cleared will blow back onto the fairways and rough. For this reason, the maintenance staff uses specialty equipment to vacuum the leaves out of the native areas and return them to the shop. Shown below is an example of the tractor blowers moving leaves across three fairway.
A video of the leaf vacuum can be seen by clicking HERE.