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Old 02-02-2009, 02:44 AM
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pads that have a couple degrees of crown in them, and have (toaster coils??) some sort of highly resistant wire running through them to heat up the pad, all to aid in water evaporation/drainage.

i know it's a horrendous waste of energy and nowhere near cost effective, but it would be an interesting experiment to conduct.... no?
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:14 AM
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haha only problem is all the bums would be sleeping on the tee pads!
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:29 AM
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that would be a LOT of electrical wires to run to each tee. while you're doing that you might as well put up a few telephone poles with lights on them so you can play evening rounds.

yeah, it would be expensive. do you really have enough people that play in the winter to need the snow on the tees melted?
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:11 AM
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That's what salt is for!
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:18 AM
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yeah, it would be expensive. do you really have enough people that play in the winter to need the snow on the tees melted?
that's my thinking. It's a good idea, but not efficient for the amount of winter play.
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:43 AM
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haha only problem is all the bums would be sleeping on the tee pads!

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Good idea, not plausible due to cost.
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Old 02-02-2009, 12:56 PM
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Install solar powered panels in each tees, cost is reduced.

Only problem is that if its very cloudy for the last couple days, solar powers are no good...
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snow comes from clouds too. That could be a solar powered problem-o unless you live in Florida, but then why would you need this in Florida?
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Every time I play Dry Creek in Cheyenne, Wyoming I think the very same thing. They have systems like that that are installed into floors of homes. I say have every teebox have a canopy like ten feet up, and there is a solar panel on the top of the canopy. That heats the water that heats the pad. With solar coming down I bet that would only be about 3K a hole. Totally worth it!!!
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