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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 44 minutes ago 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
There is plenty of action at the annual Golf Industry Show, more than the hard-working staff of GCM can share with you while the event itself is under way. That's why we're going to spend some time this week sharing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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The relaunch of a golf course management industry standard stood front and center among the new offerings from Jacobsen at the 2015 Golf Industry Show in San Antonio. The all-new Truckster XD is the company-in-orange's spin on the classic Cushman... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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One year after the largest product roll out in company history, you could have forgiven John Deere Golf if it had taken a bit of a breather heading into 2015. But as the products rolled out to golf course superintendents... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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Calling it "Christmas morning for superintendents" might be a bit of a stretch, but there is no doubt that the unveiling of the newest gadgets and gizmos in the industry during the Golf Industry Show is one of the highlights... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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Winter weather may have claimed the final round of the GCSAA National Championship, but it couldn't take the shine off a stupendous round of golf by Matt Cowan. Firing a 1-under-par 71 in cold, blustery conditions that deteriorated as the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Due to anticipated severe winter weather for Monday, Feb. 23, in Boerne, Texas, home of Cordillera Ranch Golf Club, the final round of the 2015 GCSAA National Championship has been cancelled. Play at all other facilities hosting the GCSAA Golf... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
A familiar name in the consumer lawn and landscape equipment business is making its first foray into golf course management. Cub Cadet, one of the leading manufacturers of lawn and garden tractors and other power equipment used in both consumer... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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Paul Carter, CGCS A familiar face to GCSAA members has taken center stage in golf's efforts to shine a spotlight on the environmental benefits of the game's playing fields this week. The story of Paul Carter, CGCS, and his team's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Golf lost a true pioneer late last night with the death of Charlie Sifford at the age of 92. The 2007 winner of GCSAA's Old Tom Morris Award, Sifford is credited with breaking the game's color barrier and was the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
GCSAA has announced that “Katrek and Maginnes On Tap,” one of the most popular programs on the PGA Tour Satellite Radio Network, will broadcast live Feb. 25-26, 2015, from the Golf Industry Show in San Antonio. The association also will... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
We Are Golf — a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners — today announces the eighth annual National Golf Day will be held Wednesday, April 15 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
 
 Golf’s leaders will meet... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Through the Bayer Superintendent Grant Program, GCSAA, its philanthropic organization, the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), and the Environmental Science Division of Bayer CropScience are sending five golf course superintendents to the 2015 Golf Industry Show in San Antonio, Feb.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
An innovator credited with creating a tool to help golf course equipment technicians better rebuild rollers has been honored with the 2014 Edwin Budding Award from the International Golf Course Equipment Managers Association. Roland McPhearson, the equipment technician at Azalea... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
2014 will go down as one to remember for Georgia superintendent Anthony Williams, CGCS. Many of those memories will be difficult ones to relive — a heart attack took the life of his older brother in August, and then in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
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Ken Mangum, CGCS One of the most respected and accomplished superintendents in golf course management is hanging 'em up. Members at the Atlanta Athletic Club were informed today that Ken Mangum, CGCS, the club's director of golf courses and grounds... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
Seventeen GCSAA members have added a trip to San Antonio for the 2015 Golf Industry Show to their calenders after being selected as members of the 2015 Melrose Leadership Academy. Administered by the Environmental Institute for Golf, GCSAA's philanthropic arm,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
The world's largest golf course management company just got a little bit larger. Troon Golf announced Tuesday it had acquired Honours Golf, a management company based in the Southeast with a portfolio of 16 golf courses located across Alabama, Florida,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
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Josh Lewis It was a little more than 200 days before Chambers Bay GC just outside of Tacoma, Wash., would play host to the first swings of the 2015 U.S. Open. But on this day in early November, that major... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
The Golf Club at Cordillera Ranch, a Jack Nicklaus signature course located just outside of San Antonio, will serve as the host to the 36-hole GCSAA National Championship when the association's Golf Championships come to town Feb. 21-23, 2015. Cordillera... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at From the desk of GCM