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Bill H. Maynard, CGCS, became GCSAA’s 81st president at the association’s annual meeting Thursday at the Golf Industry Show. Maynard is the director of golf course maintenance operations at St. Albans (Mo.) Country Club, where he has worked since 2013.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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Pencils down! GCM checked in with Auburn University Turf Bowl participants fresh out of the test hall Thursday morning, and spirits were high. Turf Bowl students from Auburn University with their adviser, David Han, Ph.D. (far left), after the Turf... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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“This is education on crack,” Frank Wong of Bayer Crop Science announced as the Golf Industry Show’s first-ever “Lightning Round Learning” education session got underway on Tuesday. The setup? Each of 11 presenters was allotted 20 slides, which advanced automatically... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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Following their fourth-place finish in the 2016 GCSAA Collegiate Turf Bowl last February in San Diego, members of Auburn University’s Turf Bowl team didn’t take much time off to rest, nor were they content to rest on their laurels. Team... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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Weather, budget constraints, membership — golf course superintendents operate in a world in which much is out of their control, says Keith Smith, a former superintendent who is now a financial adviser with Morgan Stanley in Hudson, Ohio. “But you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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Like any good talk show, the Turfgrass Talk Show at the Golf Industry Show Monday morning featured an energetic host — Thomas Nikolai, Ph.D., of Michigan State University — live music, and guests with compelling stories to share. In fact,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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Peter J. Grass, CGCS, became GCSAA’s 80th president at the association’s annual meeting Feb. 11 at GIS. “Members matter most — we live and breathe that mantra,” said Grass, superintendent at Hilands Golf Club in Billings, Mont., and a 31-year... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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“Don't apologize for doing your job and using water — but use it judiciously, wisely and responsibly.” That sage directive came courtesy of Clint Waltz, Ph.D., during Tuesday afternoon’s “Agronomic Solutions II: Keeping Your Course Above Water: Drought Planning &... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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From bat houses to turf reduction to a propane tank turned fairway mower, attendees of “DIY for Your Facility: Ideas That Make an Impact” at GIS were treated to a smorgasbord of low-tech, in-house solutions for making golf course maintenance... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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About 20 superintendents kicked off their Monday at GIS 2016 with an excursion to Bonita Golf Course in Bonita, Calif., for a field trip with the First Green, a Washington-based organization that promotes and provides environmental education on golf courses.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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