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Should chemicals be sprayed while golfers are on the course--- on the same hole

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

Is it something that should be happening and should we do something about it? Here we are on the tee box of the 13th hole and they are spraying right in front of us

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post #2 of 21

depends what chemicals and why it bothers you?

 

Being a natural course i imagine its wildlife safe, human safe etc,

 

any form of course maintenance in front of me annoys me, but it has to be done so i get over it and get on with it

post #3 of 21

Don't lick your ball. Or the soles of your shoes.

 

A golf course is not a natural environment. The only way to keep it looking like that is to do what they're doing.

post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by Stretch View Post

Don't lick your ball. Or the soles of your shoes.

 

A golf course is not a natural environment. The only way to keep it looking like that is to do what they're doing.

I never said environment,.....

 

and of course its natural, what do you think its made off, recycled bottles?

post #5 of 21

I see no problem. Spraying is regulated by your state EPA.  The golf superintendent would be following the state EPA regs in terms of what is permitted to be sprayed. Now, they can not even use chemicals that will kill earthworms. Also, OSHA would govern the employees safety in applying the chemicals. I have never seen a golf course worker on a tractor wearing a respirator. I am going to guess that they are probably applying some sort of nitrogen and weed killer and/or fungus preventor this time of year. You could always ask the golf super for the MSDS sheets if you are seriously concerned.

 

Don't eat the grass, lick your ball or your fingers during the round. Use your golf towel and you will be fine. Golf courses are probably one of the most environmentally safe places that you could be outdoors.

post #6 of 21
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I never said environment,.....

and of course its natural, what do you think its made off, recycled bottles?

Have you ever tried to grow grass to the height of greens, or even fairways? They need tons of water and chemicals to get it as green as people want, and really just to be alive.
post #7 of 21
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Have you ever tried to grow grass to the height of greens, or even fairways? They need tons of water and chemicals to get it as green as people want, and really just to be alive.

but its still grass, grass specifically bred for golf courses

 

I agree you need chemicals to aid in the colour, perhaps the growth rate,a multitude of other things.....but its still grass, its still born of a seed, even after the chemicals, its still grass

 

It only becomes non-natural once the product itself is not grown or living, i.e. artificial grass, plastic trees etc.

 

teh chemicals as ill as they will probably make you, wont kill you either (unless you have a grass eating fetish),....they have to be enviromentally friendly so-as to co-exist with nature

 

so i maintain the notion that a golf course is a natural thing,....

post #8 of 21

Sorry, I was answering the OP, not you.

post #9 of 21
Save your ball licking for the privacy of your own home. And the foot licking if you're into that too.
post #10 of 21
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Sorry, I was answering the OP, not you.

I see, so when i thought it was yourself draggin this into an eco war it was actually myself,...figures b2_tongue.gif

 

in the new context i fully agree with you

post #11 of 21
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Don't lick your ball. Or the soles of your shoes.

 

Maybe it's liquid LSD?  Could make for an interesting back nine!

 

SNAKES!

 

SNAKES!

SNAKES!

post #12 of 21

In all seriousness, kudos for walking and you should be fine.  

post #13 of 21
Thread Starter 

thanks for the comments. Unfortunately one of the guys in our group has been hospitalized for the past 3 months and his therapist has recommended an hourly ball licking and toe sucking routine. We are deeply concerned that he is ingesting beyond the limit of pesticides.... his lips have a green glow to them and his eyes are watering. We have met with the golf course owner and he has begun to charge us for the materials that we are ingesting.... this is adding a significant cost to our round of golf. As many of you have recommended, we will "suck it up" and continue to breath deep as we make our way up the fairway. Best to you

post #14 of 21

You are using a definition of "natural" that is different from that used by others.  There is more than one definition of "natural".  You can't argue when two different definitions are used in an argument.

 

The definition of "natural" used by others means one that is not aided by man whereas you are using "natural" to mean occurring in nature.  You are trying to compare apples and oranges.

 

As for the question posed by the OP, it goes with the territory.  If you want a manicured fairways and greens, you gotta put up with chemical treatment.  Sometimes that means you are the unlucky one having the chemical treatment done right in front of you.

 

 

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Originally Posted by carpediem4300 View Post

but its still grass, grass specifically bred for golf courses

 

I agree you need chemicals to aid in the colour, perhaps the growth rate,a multitude of other things.....but its still grass, its still born of a seed, even after the chemicals, its still grass

 

It only becomes non-natural once the product itself is not grown or living, i.e. artificial grass, plastic trees etc.

 

teh chemicals as ill as they will probably make you, wont kill you either (unless you have a grass eating fetish),....they have to be enviromentally friendly so-as to co-exist with nature

 

so i maintain the notion that a golf course is a natural thing,....

post #15 of 21
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Is it something that should be happening and should we do something about it? Here we are on the tee box of the 13th hole and they are spraying right in front of us

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IMO......you should only be concerned with keeping the ball inside the treeline!!!  Geeeeeeesh already.  They aren't spraying poison or it will kill the friggin' grass!!!!!  Stop being such a drama queena2_wink.gif

 

Do you prefer to play on live grass or dirt? ..........it takes more than water ya know.   Sheesh.....

post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by Stretch View Post

Don't lick your ball. Or the soles of your shoes.

 

A golf course is not a natural environment. The only way to keep it looking like that is to do what they're doing.

LOL..............

 

 

I concur...."Don't Lick Your balls"......and you are good to go!!!   Hahahahaha

post #17 of 21

Never had close-in spraying, but I did get a hatful of dry fertilizer once down in Texas. I yelled at the spreader guy to be more careful, and he said, "I only have so long to do this."

 

I complained to the starter in the pro shop, and he said the managers had yelled at the greens crew for not being productive enough. I guess the guy was engaging in malicious obedience to get back at the bosses. Whatever, Texas was a long time ago.

post #18 of 21

It depends on what was sprayed, but in almost every case no one should be allowed onto the sprayed area until what every was sprayed has dried or gets watered in.

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