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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
Yesterday will be one for the memory banks for Lukus Harvey, and not because of the pesky cold he was battling that just wouldn't seem to go away or the visit he was paid by a certain magazine editor from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
UPI has suspended sales of the fungicide Viceroy 70DF while investigations into turfgrass issues on some bentgrass/Poa annua putting greens along the East Coast continue. Mark DelSantro, UPI's Specialty Products Division business manger, confirmed the move in an email to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Civitas, maker of products that deliver protection against disease and the elements that threaten turfgrass, has made a $5,000 donation to the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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Sometimes, it’s the little things that matter most. For Bill Keene, the golf course superintendent at Blacksburg (Va.) Country Club, one of those little things is the way wet grass clippings have a tendency to collect on the lip of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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Aquatrols continued its support of the Aquatrols Robert A. Moore Endowment Fund with a $10,000 donation in honor of its late founder to the Environmental Institute for Golf, the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA).... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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Editor’s note: The following was provided to GCM courtesy of John Deere Golf and the members of the winning team in the 2015 GCSAA Collegiate Turf Bowl from Penn State University. They are among the volunteers at this week's Players... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Aquatrols Corp. announced today that it has formed an alliance with Rural American Fund, an independent investment fund located in Chicago, Illinois focused on companies in ag-related businesses. For 60 years, Aquatrols has been a leader in developing and supplying... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
The membership of the International Golf Course Equipment Managers Association (IGCEMA) voted Monday to dissolve the association, with roughly 370 equipment managers being welcomed to the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) with membership in 2015. “Our association has... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans made an appearance on Golf Channel's "Morning Drive" program earlier today to discuss the role of the superintendent in leading a golf course's conservation and sustainability efforts. The discussion, all apart of the network's Green Week... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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When American writer Mark Twain pronounced that a round of golf was “a good walk spoiled,” he clearly didn’t have all the facts. Today, we know that walking a round of golf can burn more than 2,000 calories. We also... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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Rhett Evans Rhett Evans, chief executive officer of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, will be a guest on Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive” program on Earth Day, April 22, to talk about golf’s ongoing contributions to environmental stewardship. Golf... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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Lane Treadway, Ph.D. In the world of proprietary specialty chemical companies, bringing just one new product to market each year can be quite an accomplishment. The entire process — from the development of an new active ingredient through testing and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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Editor's note: For live reports from National Golf Day 2015 in Washington D.C., all day today, follow GCSAA's Twitter account, @GCSAA. Rory Van Poucke Rory Van Poucke got his first taste of government relations in 2012 when his water provider... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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Jacobsen chose the first day of April to unveil its latest technological breakthrough — the world's first invisible walking greensmower. TotalEclipse 2000 in action Dubbed the TotalEclipse 2000, the mower is completely invisible to the naked eye, according to a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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John Deere is half way to a million. The company recently reached a milestone at its Turf Care factory in Fuquay-Varina, N.C., turning out the 500,000th unit built at that facility when a ZTrack Mower rolled off the line. The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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Bayer Environmental Science has once again dipped into the university turfgrass research community to add a well-known figure to its Green Solutions roster. The company confirmed Thursday that Zachary Reicher, Ph.D., formerly of the University of Nebraska, had joined the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
The boards of directors of GCSAA and the International Golf Course Equipment Managers Association (IGCEMA) have agreed to pursue a union of the two organizations that, if approved, will result in the dissolution of the IGCEMA, with its members becoming... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Among the feature pieces generated by Geoff Schakelford and Golf Channel during last week's 2015 Golf Industry Show in San Antonio was this sit down with GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans to discuss the state of the game and the role... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
As we mentioned yesterday morning, Golf Channel's Geoff Shackelford was in San Antonio for last week's 2015 Golf Industry Show, and filed several reports during the week that aired on the national cable network, including this one on some of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at From the desk of GCM