Herb Cohrs

Brothers Art and Herb Cohrs epitomized innovation and invention, uncommon yet indispensable attributes during the formative years of professional golf course maintenance. In 1937 the Cohrs built the first eight-tined greens aerification machine and christened it the “Greensaire.” Art, a machinist with the Minneapolis Moline company would eventually obtain a patent for the machine, form a new company and market the aerification machine as the “Greens Air Special.” In 1960 Art created the “Meter-Magic,” a topdressing machine; both the aerification and topdressing machines would be used by the industry for decades. Herb would serve as golf course superintendent for the Minneapolis Golf Club for 25 years, where brother Art would spend his retirement years cutting fairways.  

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