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biodegradeable turf anchors

Biodegradeable Turf Anchors

Product Code: G3010
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mcdivot turf peg
landscaping peg or anchor
biodegradeable turf peg
turf peg for landscaping and  divots
 
Description

Biodegradable Divot Repair and Landscaping Pegs 

Bunker repairs or laying Turf Sod? If you have a larger job and need an anchoring staple use our GreenStakes. Available in 4" and 6" lengths. See above

Repairing divots?
McDivots are the perfect solution for repairing divots made by golfers in the summer months, they are fast acting and help the divot re-root to the fairway. 

Divot repair is essential for any golf club. Using McDivots helps keep your course in pristine condition. The 2 inch (5cm) McDivot is 100% biodegradable, once the grass has re-rooted it will just disappear. 

Features 
  • Prevents divots being moved by birds, wind and mowers 
  • Biodegrade shortly after divot has re-rooted 
  • McDivots are a ‘MOVABLE OBSTRUCTION' - R&A and USGA Rule of Golf 24 -1 applies 
  • Size : just 2-inches (5cm) 
  • McDivot – Reduces divot damage by 75% 

Who? 
  • Golfers
  • Course Superintendents
  • Greenkeepers 

Where? 
  • Golf courses worldwide 

Why? 
  • Instant: Repairs divots on the spot. 
  • Attractive: Keeps fairways in pristine condition. 
  • Appreciated: Keeps members happy by helping repair holes seamlessly. 
  • Economical: Great savings over traditional methods of divot repair. 
  • Simple: Holds divots in place while grass takes root again. 
  • Strong: Not even birds, wind or rain can move them. 
  • Natural: Biodegrade shortly after the divot re-roots. 
  • Safe: Harmless to people and machines. 
  • Unique: The only 100% biodegradable fairway divot anchor. 

McDivot FAQ

What is a McDivot? 
The McDivot is a 2 inch (5cm) long, 100% biodegradable divot anchor. It is used by golfers all over the world to anchor divots, thus preventing birds, strong winds, heavy rain, machinery (such as mowers, leaf blowing equipment etc) and even golf-spikes moving the replaced divot before it re-roots. Not long after the divot has re-rooted the anchor simply disappears as it breaks down, naturally, without harming the environment because it is 100% biodegradable.

Why should a golfer use McDivot? 
The use of McDivots will result in better playing and better looking fairways and reduce the chance of a golf ball landing in a divot hole. The reason is simple; the McDivot repairs the divot hole immediately, unlike if repaired with divot mix which can take weeks for the grass to grow. McDivots are being used by golfers at hundreds of golf clubs around the world and course superintendents say they are experiencing a significant reduction in divot damage as a result. In addition, there is a substantial savings to the club, in terms of time and materials to repair divots as McDivots replace the traditional method of greens-staff regularly filling divot holes with a sand/seed mix in summer. 

How are McDivots supplied and how many should I order? 
McDivots are generally supplied loose, in quantities of 500 or 5000 per box. A golf club would probably use 5,000-10,000 in a summer season to keep their fairways in top condition. We can split the box to packs of 500 if required.

How long can I store McDivots for? 
McDivots will store indefinitely if kept in dry conditions. The biodegradation process only begins after insertion into the ground. 

How is the McDivot system of divot repair implemented at a golf club? 
Put McDivots on the 1st Tee, in the Locker Rooms and in the Pro Shop for golfers to collect before their round of golf. For the teeing area, standalone weatherproof dispensers mounted on a short spike are available from many golf course accessories suppliers and work well as a reminder for the golfer to use McDivots. For the locker rooms and pro shop, small containers of McDivots are also a good way to present McDivots to golfers. 

Will McDivot damage equipment? 
After the McDivot is pushed through the divot it is then flush with the ground, but in the unlikely event of contact with equipment the McDivot will not damage mowing equipment or cause punctures. Testament to this is the millions of McDivots used on golf courses every year without damage to equipment. 

Which rule of golf applies to McDivot? 
The Royal and Ancient and the USGA, governing bodies for the Rules of Golf, have confirmed the Rules of Golf would not prohibit the use of McDivot as an aid for fairway maintenance and from a golfers viewpoint, is a “Movable Obstruction” and Rule 24-1 applies. This means the McDivot divot anchor can be removed and if a players ball is moved in the process it must be replaced without penalty. 

Anything else about McDivot? 
Golf clubs have also found that implementing the McDivot system also encourages golfers to focus on other aspects of course repair such as repairing pitch marks, raking bunkers, etc. therefore extending the benefits of McDivots beyond divot repair. 

How does McDivot break down? 
Because the McDivot is 100% biodegradable, it breaks down through natural microbial activity in the soil into water, carbon dioxide and humus (compost).
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