This is the first post in a periodic series entitled #LifeOnTheRoad. The background is simple. During my travels I encounter many grounds managers/coaches doing great things. Because of this, I have started this series. The goal - expose more grounds managers, coaches, architects, etc to areas of facility and sports turf maintenance that may be implemented to their facility/design. Let's get started.
I visited the Butler Softball facility recently. I took note of the new bullpens and the design.
The design is simple. Synthetic turf scrap that was cut to fit the area. The turf was placed over a concrete base. Next, plates and batters boxes were painted on the turf. Finally, a full infield mix/mound clay area was installed in the pitchers area. So, now the Bulldogs have a great training area that doubles as a bullpen on game days. Finally, the surface allows for a weed free bullpen area - a welcome sight for many softball and baseball coaches.
Go to j-dturf.com to learn more about J&D Turf