Washington assistant superintendent set to debut new product

Spray Caddie created to keep cups clean during spray apps and topdressing.

Developed by a longtime golf maintenance professional, Spray Caddie, a new golf course maintenance tool that keeps cups clean during spray apps and topdressing, will debut at the GCSAA Conference and Trade Show in San Diego next month.

Spray Caddie Golf Cup Cover is a flat, round cover that, when placed over the golf hole, shields the inside of the cup from liquid overspray and sand from topdressing. Metal tabs on the cup cover attract a magnetic wand (sold as part of the Spray Caddie Starter Kit) that allows for no-touch deployment and retrieval of the cup cover. As there is no need to actually touch the cup cover, hands or gloves stay dry so there’s no transfer of chemicals to gloves, hands, spray rig steering wheels, or cell phones used to remotely turn irrigation systems off and on. Spray Caddie Golf Cup Cover is made of recycled plastic and is manufactured in the United States.

Spray Caddie was developed by Rob Roberts, an assistant golf course superintendent and licensed spray tech in Washington State with more than 25 years of experience. Roberts struggled for years to devise a cup cover that would make his daily job easier. Once he finalized the Spray Caddie design, he wanted to share it with the golf industry. The product is patent pending.

Rob’s partner in Spray Caddie is his wife, Stacie Zinn Roberts, an award-winning and frequently published writer in the golf industry and marketing professional in the golf/turf space.

The Spray Caddie product line includes:

  • Spray Caddie Starter Kit: 3 Spray Caddie Golf Cup Covers, 1 magnetic wand, 2 magnets to attach the wand to a spray rig

  • Spray Caddie 3-Pack: 3 Spray Caddie Golf Cup Covers

  • Spray Caddie 6-Pack with Caddie: 6 Spray Caddie Golf Cup Covers packaged in a convenient caddie that features a release tab for touch-free removal of the cup cover from the wand into the storage caddie

Spray Caddie is currently available through online sales at TheSprayCaddie.com. The website launched in mid-December 2021.