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We Are Golf, a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners, today announces the 10th annual National Golf Day will be held Wednesday, April 26 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. National Golf Day celebrates the game’s nearly... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at From the desk of GCM
The Olympic Club, based in San Francisco, host of five U.S. Opens and one of America's oldest athletic clubs, released its 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report today, sharing its progress toward environmental, social, and economic sustainability. The report, developed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
As the Home of Golf, St Andrews Links is hallowed ground for players and golf fans around the world. Now, a long-term agreement just reached between St Andrews Links Trust and The Toro Co. ensures that Toro equipment and irrigation... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
Norman Hummel, Ph.D., has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 USGA Green Section Award. Presented annually since 1961, the USGA Green Section Award recognizes an individual’s distinguished service to the game of golf through their work with turfgrass.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
GT AirInject, creators of the Air2G2 aeration machine, have won the 2016 HSBC Golf Business Forum Innovation Award. The award was presented on November 29th during the forum’s annual gala, held this year at TPC Sawgrass, headquarters of the PGA... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Bill Brown, CGCS, a longtime superintendent and former GCM columnist, is the new director of brand development at Aqua-Aid. "Aqua-Aid has grown dramatically in both the size and complexity of our business portfolio around the world over the past few... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
The first few weeks on a new job can be tough on anyone, regardless of industry. But it's a pretty safe bet to say that few have experienced as eventful a start to a new job as Scott Hamm, CGCS,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Pinehurst Resort & Country Club today announced that Hanse Golf Design will redesign Pinehurst No. 4 and develop a short course as part of a master plan to further restore the original character and spirit to the Pinehurst golf experience.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
The Toro Co. has entered into an agreement to acquire Regnerbau Calw GmbH, a privately held manufacturer of professional irrigation equipment. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals, and currently is expected to close during Toro’s... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Karl Weiss Karl Weiss was born and raised in the small town of Sleepy Eye, Minn., where he is the golf course superintendent at the only nine-hole course in town. He may also be a newly-elected city councilman on Nov.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Five of Orlando's most-respected golf venues will play host to the GCSAA Golf Championships Feb. 4-6, 2017, as a part of the Golf Industry Show. Shawn Westacott The championships, presented in partnership with The Toro Co. and benefiting the Environmental... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Deane Beman, a renowned playing professional who wnet on to serve as the longtime commissioner of the PGA tour, has been selected to receive the Don A. Rossi Award from the Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA). A two-time... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Christine Kane Christine Kane has been selected as Audubon International's new executive director by that organization's board of directors. Kane comes to the organization with extensive management experience as a leader at several educational and charitable not-for-profits in New York... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Textron Specialized Vehicles and Jacobsen, both Textron companies, have confirmed earlier media reports that they will combine their operations at facilities in Augusta, Ga., by the end of 2017, resulting in the closure of Jacobsen's operations in Charlotte, N.C. Those... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
The Turfgrass Information Center of the Michigan State University Libraries has received a major donation of turfgrass industry materials from the family of the late James R. Watson, Ph.D. Included are a wide range of materials with hundreds of monographs,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
We know that Canada and the United States have educated and talented golf course superintendents, but we will find out which country’s superintendents will rise to the occasion when the inaugural CanAm Cup is played Oct. 23-24, 2017, at two... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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 Sep 26, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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 Sep 21, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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