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Bernhard's production facilities in Haverhill If you’ve been to the Golf Industry Show, you know them by their, er, colorful choice of attire. Even in the midst of 15,000 attendees, red-and-black striped suit coats tend to stand out a bit.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at From the desk of GCM
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Joe Stefanick Editor's note: The following originally appeared in the September 2014 issue of GCM. Seven Lakes Golf and Tennis Community is a modest retirement neighborhood tucked alongside busy Highway 41 in Fort Myers, Fla., a little more than 10... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
Nice work here from the Georgia GCSA, who have been getting into the video game with a handful of feature promoting the industry and the job of the superintendent through the eye of professionals in that state. Getting a little... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
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The second phase of the 2014 Rounds 4 Research fundraising program for turfgrass studies, run by the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), sold more than 200 rounds of golf and yielded $30,891 in the seven-day online auction that closed Aug.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
Last week's announcement of a licensing agreement between FMC Corp. and Arysta LifeScience North America might signal something more than just a change of address for two key turn and ornamental products. The agreement, which allows FMC to develop and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
Since Valhalla GC's last dance with major championship golf in 2008, when the Ryder Cup came to Louisville, Ky., the course has undergone a major faelift. This GCSAA TV feature details some of the changes that will be on full... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
Valhalla GC superintendent Roger Meier made an appearance on Golf Channel's "Live From the PGA Championship" on Tuesday afternoon to discuss course preparations for this week's final major of the 2014 golf season. He also took some time to chat... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
The maintenance team working this week's PGA Championship at Valhalla GC picked up a sweet selection of souvenirs before the week even started. This GCSAA TV video gives you an inside look at what each person will be wearing during... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
Not unlike any professional golf event, volunteers on the maintenance team at Valhalla GC have been crucial to making the work being done on the golf course possible. GCSAA TV takes a look at those volunteers and the roles they're... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
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I've been in Louisville for less than 24 hours, but have already packed several pages of a notebook with tidbits and nuggets gleaned from my time with the maintenance crew tending to Valhalla GC for this week's PGA Championship. So... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
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As Ted Bishop nears the end of his run as president of the PGA of America and prepares to hand the Wanamaker Trophy to the winner of the 2014 PGA Championship on Aug. 10, he recalls a time when he... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
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Greg Fischer It's not often that the mayor of a major American city pays a visit to a golf course maintenance facility. It's even rarer when that mayor comes bearing gifts. But that's exactly how PGA Championship week began for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
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The second round of the 2014 Rounds 4 Research auctions are ready to tee off. Golfers will continue to have a chance to claim a tee time at their favorite courses, including PGA Championship host Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) has selected their new chief executive officer. Jeffrey D. Morgan, FASAE, CAE has been named the organization's new CEO following unanimous approval by its Board of Directors. With more than 6,500 national and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
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The Friday of this year's U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 was notable for many reasons. It was the second day of championship play in the facility's historic hosting of back-to-back majors. It was the day Martin Kaymer put a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
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It's not quite like replacing Vince Lombardi in Green Bay or John Wooden at UCLA, but Alex Stuedemann defenitely had some big shoes waiting for him when he took over maintenance operations at TPC Deere Run in January. The 15-year... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
A restoration effort as in-depth as the one performed at Pinehurst No. 2 is clearly no one-man job. From designers Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw to the mainteannce team at Pinehurst led by Bob Farren, CGCS, and Kevin Robinson, CGCS,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
For your final-round viewing pleasure, here are the course set-up notes from the USGA for the final round of the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2. Happy Father's Day, everybody! Weather Forecast for Sunday (provided by Jake Swick with Thor... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
Straight from the USGA, here are the course set-up notes for the third round of the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2. Weather Forecast for Saturday (provided by Jake Swick with Thor Guard Weather): We lucked out again last... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson, the rooting favorite inside the halls of GCSAA headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., at this week's U.S. Open, had a shorter stay in Pinehurst than he would have liked. Thompson, whose wife, Jessica, is GCSAA's manager, tournament... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
I have seen plenty of hospitality areas for the maintenance teams at major championships, and I can safely say that the one that is home base for the teams working the men's and women's U.S. Opens at Pinehurst No. 2... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
Here are the USGA's course set-up notes for the second round of the 2014 U.S. Open: Weather Forecast for Friday (provided by Jake Swick with Thor Guard Weather): .64" fell onsite just after 9 p.m. last night. Fortunately, even though... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
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I'd been telling folks for a few days that, in my extremely uneducated opinion, I thought Pinehurst No. 2 could use a bit of rain. Not necessarily from a playability standpoint — despite cries of a "golf course on the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
In the six weeks leading up to the start of two weeks of major championship golf at Pinehurst No. 2, the resort in the Sandhills region of North Carolina had experienced exactly one significant rain event. And even that one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
Golf course maintenance at a major championship like this week's U.S. Open takes more than just the men and women on mowers, manning bunker rakes and cutting cups. To support crews that number in the hundreds requires planning and support... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at From the desk of GCM