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Old 10-23-2011, 08:43 AM
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Quickest/Best Way to Dry Fly Pads

One of the local courses here has mostly flypads for tees and most of the time they work great. However, after almost any amount of rain several of them remain quite slick for three or four days afterwards. The slickest of the pads is mostly in the shade under some tree cover, hardly ever getting any direct sunlight.

Any body have any tips on what can be done to dry them out quicker?
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:22 AM
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Kitty litter?
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:48 AM
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Carry a towel with you on those rounds
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:59 AM
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Kitty litter?
This would actually work pretty well; spread a thin layer on and let it soak up the moisture and then broom it off. I could see it getting expensive and time consuming though.

The longer term solution would be to reinstall the teepads in a way that allows good drainage underneath. I'll let someone more knowledgeable than me give suggestions on how to do that. Also, I play on wet flypads all the time and I rarely slip on them unless they are muddy or dirty. How clean are the ones on your course?
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Old 10-23-2011, 07:37 PM
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If you're actually part of the maintenance crew... or willing to act as if you are... you could use a portable, gas or battery powered blower. It wouldn't be convenient if you're just talking about showing up at the course to play a round. But if you're doing it because the good of the many outweighs the good of the one, then go for it.
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:32 AM
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I always carry a towel and have tried placing it on the pad but didn't like my results.

@Sean - The pads are mostly clean except for this one. Its under a fair amount of tree coverage and all the downed leaves like to build up this time of year on it and start to decompose. I think that's where part of the problem is especially if no one cleans it off for a few days. This pad in particular has a broom handy to sweep away the debris, its just the residue left over that's the problem.
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:37 AM
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The longer term solution would be to reinstall the teepads in a way that allows good drainage underneath. I'll let someone more knowledgeable than me give suggestions on how to do that. Also, I play on wet flypads all the time and I rarely slip on them unless they are muddy or dirty. How clean are the ones on your course?


Crushed stone underneath seems to work pretty well. Somebody that works on Moraine could help ya out I am sure.
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