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A federal judge in North Dakota has put the brakes on implementation of new EPA rules governing the Clean Water Act, at least temporarily. Ruling on a suit filed by 13 states seeking to block the rules, broadly known as... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at From the desk of GCM
GCSAA and it's 2016 Old Tom Morris Award winner Herb Kohler got a little screen time on CBS on Saturday. During the network's third-round coverage of the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, the network dedicated a segment to an interview... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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Betsy and Murray Calhoun The combination of the breathtaking landscape of Whistling Straits and the five-star accommodations at American Club in Kohler, Wis., left Murray Calhoun and his wife almost at a lost for words. “This place is fantastic,” says... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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It catches your attention almost the moment you walk into the maintenance area at Whistling Straits. In a facility packed with some of the newest, most technologically advanced equipment in the golf industry, it is the 1958 Toro tractor tucked... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Earlier in the week we wrote about Purdue student Cam Rice and his quest to volunteer on the maintenance team at all four major championships. This video from GCSAA TV offers its own look at Cam, the work he's doing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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Heidi Gerogeff Some people know her as a coworker. Others call her coach. A trio of little boys — at least the ones that can talk — call her mom. Chris Zugel, CGCS, refers to her as "the captain of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
First-round play is under way at the 2015 PGA Championship, and if the play on the course is anything like the maintenance preparations leading up to this day, it promises to be smooth sailing to Sunday. This GCSAA TV video... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
You want rudimentary, roughly edited video shot with my iPhone? You've got rudimentary, roughly edited video shot with my iPhone! My thanks to both Brandon Hicks from Quail Hollow and Josh Malady from Naperville Country Club for playing along with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Some more great work from our pals at GCSAA.TV on day two of maintenance activities at Whistling Straits, including some interesting insight into the microclimates that dominate along the shores of Lake Michigan. Take note of Kevin Na's bunker shot... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Whistling Straits has been playing to rave reviews among the players who came through the interview room on day two of the PGA Championships. I shared Tiger's comments via our Twitter account (@GCM_Magazine) but thought I'd share a couple of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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Brandon Hicks (left) and David Blair Good ideas come from a wide variety of sources in golf course management. That's one of the reasons you will see representatives of future major championship hosts volunteering on the crews of current tournaments.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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Cliff Henning Among the grounds staff at Whistling Straits, host to this week's PGA Championship, Cliff Henning is known as “Mr. Fix It.” Henning is one of two staffers who have been employed on the grounds staff since Whistling Straits... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
With over 1,000 bunkers to contend with, it's no surprise that what sets preparations for this week's PGA Championship at Whistling Straits apart from other major championships is how they contend with those bunkers. In this GCSAA TV video, we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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Cam Rice Cam Rice knew from the time he was a freshman in high school that he wanted to be a golf course superintendent, and since graduating from Purdue University in May he has taken steps to sharpen his résumé.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
The crews from GCSAA TV were out early on Monday to capture the initial efforts of the maintenance team preparing Whistling Straits for this week's PGA Championship. They'll be producing several videos throughout the week, and we'll do our best... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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John Reid (left) and Stephen Lawlor When John Reid and Stephen Lawlor arrived at Whistling Straits, they were still smiling, even though their travels from Scotland to work on the grounds staff for this week's PGA Championship had taken several... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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Hosting major championships as frequently as Whistling Straits does comes with its fair share of challenges and difficulties. But it also has its perks, most notably knowing what works and what doesn't in terms of golf course maintenance. And one... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Michael Lee, CGCS, the manager, golf course maintenance for the 72 holes of golf at the Destination Kohler resorts, sent me this video earlier today. Eighteen of those holes — the Straits Course at Whistling Straits — is readying for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
The EPA today unveiled a proposal for new standards for applicators of "restricted-use" pesticides that it says will lead to the safer and more-informed use of those products. The agency says the new standards would reduce the likelihood of harm... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
07.01.15 ARCHIVE On Tap Wed. Hr.2 seg.1_5394681 In the 26 years William Smith has served as the golf course superintendent at the Country Club of Columbus (Ga.), he's received plenty of pats on the back for his work from club... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
NovaSource is expanding its recall of two fungicides that it produces — ArmorTech ALT70 and Viceroy 70DF. In June, the manufacturer announced that it was recalling certain batches of those two off-patent fungicides, distributed by United Turf Alliance and United... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Posted on the lobby wall at GCSAA headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., is this quote from association founder and 2008 Old Tom Morris Award winner Col. John Morley: "No life is, or can be, self-existent. We depend on each other." It's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
With the first round of the 2015 U.S. Open under way at Chambers Bay, thought it was a good time to begin sharing some of the fine video work that the team from GCSAA TV has been producing this week,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
A pair of off-patent fungicides that have been linked to turfgrass incidents in bentgrass/Poa annua greens, collars and surrounds along the East Coast have been recalled. NovaSource, which manufactures both ArmorTech ALT 70 and Viceroy 70DF, announced today they are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Joseph Troll, Ph.D., one of the most recognized and respected figures in turfgrass research and education has died. The GCSA of New England notified its members yesterday that the longtime turfgrass educator at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, died on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at From the desk of GCM