Hutcheson Sand & Mixes has been serving the golf course industry and providing sports turf managers with innovative solutions to their sand requirements
for over 30 years. From topdressing to bunker sand and divot mixes to other specialty materials our products can be found on golf courses across Canada and the United States.
At Hutcheson Sand & Mixes, we take great pride in producing rootzone materials, topdressing and bunker sand. Meticulous attention is given to correct particle sizing and accurate blending to ensure the highest quality for the demanding needs of the golf course industry. We have worked diligently with laboratories, architects and golf course superintendents to produce approximately 60 products to service this industry.
From our Huntsville, Ontario location, we can produce chemically balanced, non-calcareous sand and mixes that are preferred by golf course superintendents and sport turf managers around the world. In addition, we have partnered with other aggregate producers in Southwestern and Central Ontario to produce calcareous sand and mixes. The flexibility to transport our blending equipment combined with our expertise has allowed us to produce these materials.
Our goal is to continue to develop the best products for the specific needs of the turf grass industry.
Contact us for sand samples and specifications.
Topdressing is the practice of spreading sand on greens, tees and fairways. This is an important component to many golf course maintenance cultural practices, offering golf course superintendents benefits to the overall health of their turf. Our collection of topdressing sands includes A Sand, B Sand, C Sand, R Sand, and S Sand.
The benefits of using a straight topdressing sand material in a regular maintenance program include:
Increase green speed
Smoother putting surface
Modify existing soil conditions
Dilute organic matter
Minimal silt & clay
Hutcheson Sand & Mixes provides a full range of rootzone materials that meet a variety of different requirements. Whether it is USGA, California or a modified version of these specifications, we have the expertise to produce it.
Our custom mixes provide the following properties:
A uniform putting surface
Adequate moisture and nutrient reserves
Extensive root systems
Qualities of Hutcheson Rootzone Mixes:
Non-calcareous – chemically balanced
Sub angular to sub-rounded
Superior quality control / consistency
With the increase in new golf course construction and renovations of existing golf courses, the demand for quality bunker sand has also increased. Architects, contractors, superintendents and golfers alike are requesting better bunker sands. The aesthetic impression such as color, playability, maintenance, drainage properties and stability on flashings are all values that attention is being paid to.
The features of Hutcheson bunker materials include:
Sub-angular to sub-rounded
Washed and classified/correct particle sizing
Minimal silt and clay
Good drainage properties/high infiltration rates
We also distribute R.W. Sidley, the creators of:
Pro/Angle, the Original 100% Angular Sand
Hutcheson Sand & Mixes has responded to superintendent’s requests and introduced, Dry Topdressing Sand. This product can assist in:
Increased green speeds
Smooth putting surfaces
Dilution of thatch
No drag matting required
Material can be applied at light rates
Fewer interruptions to golf members/guests
Uniform application – rotary or drop spreader
Less wear and tear on reels and bed knives
Dry Topdressing Sand is available in 50lbs bags, 2,000lbs / 3,000lbs super sacks or bulk truckloads.
Hutcheson Sand & Mixes together with Penn State University have also introduced Early Green Topdressing Sand to the Canadian turf grass industry.
Raises soil and turf temperatures
Alleviates desiccation and Winterkill
Expedites growth and green up
Effective in melting snow and ice
Early Green is not a fertilizer, no risk of fertilizer burn
Early Green is available in 50lbs and 2000lbs / 3000lbs super sacks or bulk truckloads.