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When news of Arnold Palmer's death began to circulate Sunday night, it didn't take long to see how much The King's legacy impacted not just the broader world of sports, but also our own small corner of that world in... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at From the desk of GCM
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Scott Witte, CGCS When a golfer runs into the pro shop complaining about a swarm of bees on the golf course, most in the golf industry see a crisis. Scott Witte, CGCS, sees an opportunity. An opportunity to educate, to... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at From the desk of GCM
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GCSAA, which was formed in 1926 by Englishman John Morley to further greenkeeping ideas among middle America golf courses, is celebrating 90 years as one of the most important organizations in the game. Morley, who was a vegetable grower and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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The 2016 Summer Olympics have ended, but it's a safe bet that the golf competition will remain a vivid memory for many in the golf industry for months and years to come. Despite plenty of pre-event concerns about everything from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Mark Wilson Mark Wilson, CGCS Retired, who served as superintendent at Valhalla GC in Louisville for more than two decades, has been selected for induction into the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame. Wilson, 60, oversaw maintenance for five major championships... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Latshaw (center), with GCSAA president Pete Grass, CGCS (left) and GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans Paul R. Latshaw, who prepared golf courses for more than 10 major championships over 38 years as a golf course superintendent, elevating the profession through his... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Bob Cupp, a past president and Fellow of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA), died Aug. 19, 2016. He was 76. ASGCA members and the golf industry will remember Cupp’s design work around the world, as well as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Flooding on the 15th hole at CC of Louisiana Golf course superintendent Ed Pippin remembers the flooding from Hurricane Katrina more than 10 years ago, but he has never seen anything like the flooding that hit Baton Rouge, La., last... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Matthews (left) with superintendent Neil Cleverly (center) and assistant Fabiano Espinola Getting up-close-and-personal with golf courses in South America is nothing new to Brandon Matthews. As the irrigation area manager for The Toro Co. in Latin America and the Caribbean... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Superintendents have another new utility vehicle to consider when stocking their maintenance facilities. Cushman, a Textron Specialized Vehicles brand, has introduce a new line of Hauler utility vehicles built with golf-specific features to give superintendents the ability to customize vehicles... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Yvon Jeaurond, the service manager at Victoria Golf Club in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Most Valuable Technician Award, presented by GCSAA and Golf Course Management (GCM) magazine, in partnership with Foley... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Harrell's, a familiar name to golf course superintendents as a supplier of fertilizers, soil surfactants and other specialty products, is celebrating its 75th anniversary this month. On August 1, 1941 Ormond and Lucile Harrell first opened for business on the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio are in full swing. But for the golf industry, the real show begins Thursday with the first round of play in the men’s golf competition, the first time since 1904 that the game has... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Golf course superintendents who want to deepen their understanding of business strategy and management have until Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, to submit their applications for the eighth annual Syngenta Business Institute, scheduled for Dec. 5-8 in Winston-Salem, N.C. Through SBI,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Richard M. Olson, a veteran of more than three decades with The Toro Co., has been selected as the company's new president and CEO, a position he will officially assume on Nov. 1, 2016. Olson has served as Toro’s president... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
One of the most popular features on GCSAA TV are the Tee It Up videos, where a host of turf industry professionals answer several questions in rapid-fire order. They're interesting, informative, and most of all, fun. Here's this week's Tee... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Herb Kohler Jr. Twas the night-before-supper of the 98th PGA Championship. And this menu was stacked. Pizza. Calzones. Chicken wings. Chocolate chip cookies. Apples. Mixed fruit. The staff and volunteers under Baltusrol Golf Club director of grounds Mark Kuhns, CGCS,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Baltusrol, the host of this week's PGA Championship, has developed one of the most advanced — and strenuous — internship programs in all of golf course management. This GCSAA TV video examines that program through the eyes of those who... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Shelia Finney, the former executive director of the Tennessee GCSA and golf course superintendent at Gaylord Springs Golf Links in Nashville for more than 20 years, has been named senior director, member programs, at GCSAA. Shelia Finney Finney will oversee... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
With a host of familiar faces returning to help the team at Baltusrol Golf Club prepare for this week's PGA Championship, GCSAA TV talks with Dan Kilpatrick, Lower Course superintendent, about final preparations for the week to come and the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Jimmy Keith knew something was terribly wrong when he had trouble breathing in the summer of 2011. Jimmy Keith and his wife, Melanie “It was like I hit a wall, and I just slowed down after that," said Keith, a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Bayer officially confirmed today that it's new nematicide, Indemnify, has received EPA registration. Indemnify is a new product that delivers preventative and curative nematode control without costly course closures or undesirable application methods, according to Bayer. It can be used... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Shawn Emerson figures that in his 30-plus years in the golf business, he's been personally responsible for the application of more than 18 billion gallons of irrigation water to the golf course surfaces under his charge. To some, that would... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Andrew Landry is not a highly ranked player, but he almost had his day in the sun on Thursday at Oakmont Country Club in the first round of the U.S. Open. Landry was a good story at 3 under par... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
06.15.16 John Zimmer (GCSAA) w. BK JM_6286537 Considering the rain that has pelted Oakmont CC last night and today, I'm sure the topics covered in this interview would be quite a bit different if it took place right now. But... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at From the desk of GCM