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If you appreciate golf course superintendents as much as some of the greatest golfers and celebrities in world, let GCSAA know, and you could win a trip to the 2016 American Century Celebrity Golf Championship, July 21-24, at Edgewood Tahoe... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at From the desk of GCM
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Cypresswood CC April 18 is a day that golf course superintendent Ralph Bean will never forget. Bean, a 16-year GCSAA member, is superintendent for the two public golf courses at Cypresswood Country Club in Spring, Texas, just a few miles... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at From the desk of GCM
The 2016 Rounds 4 Research fundraising program to support turfgrass studies, managed by the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), sold more than 800 rounds and yielded more than $164,000 in its April online auction. The EIFG is the philanthropic organization... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at From the desk of GCM
Gavin Johnson, golf course superintendent and director of agronomy for the past three years at the Haig Point Club on Daufuskie Island, S.C., may have the best work commute of anyone in golf. Each morning, he boards a boat from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Top professional golfers and celebrities alike will be part of the promotional campaign to thank golf course superintendents for being the unsung heroes of the game of golf. The promotions consist of television, radio and print advertising that will run... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Anthony Williams The long, distinguished career of Anthony Williams, CGCS, is adding a new chapter. Williams, a 20-year member of GCSAA and winner of multiple national advocacy and environmental awards, has been named the director of sales and marketing for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
The National Golf Foundation's year-end reports on the statistics of golf in 2015 are out, and the news isn't good. But, it's not necessarily bad, either. Both overall golf participation and the supply of golf courses in the U.S. dipped... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
A year ago, top players joined together for an advertising campaign to promote the work of golf course superintendents. Now, celebrities who enjoy playing golf, like Grammy award-winning entertainer Justin Timberlake and NBA Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley, have joined the promotion... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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If you stayed around San Diego for the Closing Celebration, presented in partnership with John Deere Golf, you know just how good comedian Frank Caliendo was during his set that brought the 2016 Golf Industry Show to a hilarious conclusion.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Golf Channel's Geoff Shackelford took in some off the offerings in the Electric Avenue demo area during the 2016 Golf Industry Show in San Diego, even taking a few of them for a spin himself. Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
From drones and robots to unique aerification and turfgrass types, Geoff Shackelford of Golf Channel explored every corner of the show floor while in San Diego. Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
After this morning's post focusing on all that was new from Big Iron during the 2016 Golf Industry Show in San Diego, thought this video from Golf Channel's coverage of the event was appropriate. Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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The big three equipment manufacturers in golf course management each commanded big presences during the 2016 Golf Industry Show last week in San Diego. From GIS' social scene to the floor of the trade show, Toro, Jacobsen and John Deere... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Like nearly 13,000 golf course management professionals, Golf Channel's Geoff Shackelford spent last week in San Diego for the Golf Industry Show. He filed several reports during his time there, including this one featuring GCSAA's CEO Rhett Evans talking about... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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After years of close calls, Shawn Westacott finally has a GCSAA National Championship to call his own. The superintendent at Maridoe GC in Carrollton, Texas, withstood a full field of competitors and the rigors of both Aviara Golf Club and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Deron Zendt is 18 holes from his second GCSAA National Championship. The superintendent at Banyan GC in West Palm Beach, Fla., carded an even-par round of 72 at Aviara Golf Club on Sunday to move into sole possession of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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What would a trade show be without cool giveaways at every turn? And because the team at GCM is certainly not one to fly in the face of tradition, we’re excited about the swag that you’ll find at our booth... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
On the eve of the 2016 Golf Industry Show, Syngenta confirmed reports from earlier this week that ChemChina has offered to acquire the company. The price tag? $43 billion. The Board of Directors of Syngenta considers that the proposed transaction... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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GCSAA's sister organization in the United Kingdom — the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) — kicked off 2016 for the golf course management industry in grand style at the 2016 BIGGA Turf Management Expo (BTME) earlier this month... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
The EPA announced earlier today that a preliminary pollinator risk assessment for the neonicotinoid insecticide, imidacloprid, shows a threat to some pollinators. EPA’s assessment, prepared in collaboration with California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation, indicates that imidacloprid potentially poses risk to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
GCSAA has announced that “Katrek and Maginnes On Tap,” one of the most popular programs on the PGA Tour Satellite Radio Network, will broadcast live Feb. 10-11, 2016, from the Golf Industry Show in San Diego. The association also will... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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Dennis Lyon, CGCS Retired Dennis Lyon, CGCS, has racked up plenty of honors over his long career in golf course management. GCSAA's president in 1989, Lyon won the association's Col. John Morley Distinguished Service Award in 2013. He was the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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The Carolinas GCSA’s annual conference and trade show always packs a punch but a surprise guest at this year’s show put a literal twist on that metaphor. Former world heavyweight boxing champion James “Bonecrusher” Smith spent time on the trade... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Kevin Collins’ life has come full circle. He was teenage golfer at Tradition Golf Club in Wallingford (Conn.) when he was offered the opportunity to work on the course’s maintenance crew. Now, nearly a quarter of a century later, Collins... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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Golf course superintendents used 21.8 percent less water on average and just 1.44 percent of all irrigated water in the U.S. to maintain their courses in 2013, compared with usage in 2005, according to recently released survey data. The survey... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2015 at From the desk of GCM