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Photos courtesy John Ripp Using Crumb Rubber on Golf Courses By J. Tim Vanini, PhD T urfgrass professionals are constantly dealing with wear and compaction on their golf courses or sports fields. Re-establishment of those areas may include re-sodding or starting over from bare, compacted soil—cultivation, re-seeding, and fertilizing. This can be a laborious and tedious process. One way of mitigating soil compaction and turfgrass wear is to use crumb rubber in these areas 34 July 2013 CG_July2013.indd 34 6/7/13 9:22:11 AM