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Course contractor, developer and third-party manager Landscapes Unlimited has announced the formation Landscapes Golf Maintenance (LGM), a separate corporate division that provides golf course facilities with contract maintenance services. The new division will be led by industry veteran Larry Hanks,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at From the desk of GCM
I first learned about the tragic story of Juan Cruz Reyes during a conversation with Erin Hills equipment manager Tim Roddy earlier this week. Reyes was the course's longtime assistant equipment manager who was killed in a car accident on... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at From the desk of GCM
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Ron Whitten (left) with Erin Hills superintendent Zach Reineking There have been plenty of firsts this week at Erin Hills, the first-time host of the U.S. Open. But there is one first that all of us here are particularly proud... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at From the desk of GCM
The first round of the 117th U.S. Open is underway, and one aspect of the course playing host to the tournament, Erin HIlls, that hasn't received much attention are the course's bunkers. This video from our pals at GCSAA TV... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at From the desk of GCM
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“I have worked the Australian Open, but that is nothing compared to this,” said Dean Hartman after he came in from mowing fairways this week at Erin Hills, home of the first U.S. Open ever held in Wisconsin. Erin Hills... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
The predominant story to come out of Tuesday at the 2017 U.S. Open — at least as far as Erin Hills' maintenance team is concerned — was the weather. Specifically, the heavy rain that fell Monday night (almost an inch... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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For Tim Roddy, life in the golf course management business has rarely kept him in one place for very long. For nearly six years, Roddy and his dog, Dozer, traveled the country from one golf course construction project to another,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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Bayer Environmental Science will be the presenting sponsor of the Can Am Cup, the upcoming Canada vs. United States golf competition between golf course superintendents. The point-quota competition will be held in New Jersey, Oct. 22-24, at two championship golf... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
For most of Monday, preparations for the 117th playing of the U.S. Open at Erin HIlls couldn't have gone much smoother, at least from a golf course management perspective. Of course, Mother Nature intervened Monday night and then again this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
I just had spent a few minutes talking with Zach Reineking, Erin Hills’ director of course maintenance, about what has been an eventful first two full days of U.S. Open preparations. And instead of getting all flowery with my prose,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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Bryan Bergner was the head golf course superintendent at the upscale private Westmoor Country Club in Brookfield, Wis. Everything was progressing in his career just as he would have planned. Then he suddenly walked away on Sept. 31, 2016, to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
The crew preparing Erin Hills for this week's U.S. Open has one very special participant, a four-legged morale booster named Dozer. Dozer belongs to Erin HIlls' equipment manager Tim Roddy (you can read more about him later today here on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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Ashley Marshall was only 17 and just four months on the job when he already knew factory work wasn’t for him. “I didn’t like being stuck indoors,” says Marshall, now a veteran greenkeeper in the United Kingdom who has traveled... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
GCSAA TV has a full crew on hand at Erin Hills for the 2017 U.S. Open, and will be posting content on their site throughout this week. From time to time, we'll be sharing those videos on the blog, starting... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
GCSAA TV has a full crew on hand at Erin Hills for the 2017 U.S. Open, and will be posting content on their site throughout this week. From time to time, we'll be sharing those videos on the blog, starting... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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Jim Pedersen is the most unlikely full-time member of the 50-person grounds staff at Erin Hills this week, as Wisconsin celebrates its first U.S. Open. He doesn’t have a turfgrass science degree, and he’s not looking to become a head... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
Syngenta is reminding superintendents that after June 30, 2017, Avid 0.15 EC miticide/insecticide may no longer be used under the 24(c) Special Local Needs (SLN) registration for nematode management on golf course greens. Syngenta previously communicated the voluntary cancellation of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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Emma Daly, a member of the National Honor Society and captain of her tennis and volleyball teams at Norton High School in Norton, Mass., has earned a scholarship award for the children of members of GCSAA. Daly will attend the... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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The 2017 Rounds 4 Research fundraising program to support turfgrass studies, managed by the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), sold more than 1,080 rounds and yielded in excess of $217,000 in its May online auction, making it the most successful... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
John Deere Golf and Environmental Science, a business unit of the Crop Science division of Bayer, today announced the application process for the 12th Annual Green Start Academy (GSA) will open on May 22, 2017. Fifty assistant superintendents, from the... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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Employers of golf course superintendents continue to reinforce the value they place in golf course facility leaders as the average annual salary for the profession climbed to more than $89,000 in 2017. The average salary and additional data come from... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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Nathan Wattier expected to be disappointed. Instead, he was thrilled when he opened the email response from TPC Sawgrass regarding his volunteer application to be a part of the grounds staff for the 2017 Players Championship. “We are happy to... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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Joey Hulon “It’s a very easy hole when there is no money on it. Just hit a nine-iron and hit it straight,” says Joey Hulon, who probably knows the famed 137-yard 17th at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.,... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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Vicki Martz, a Fellow of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA), died April 13, 2017. She was 72. Martz was president of Victoria Martz Golf Design in Jacksonville, Fla., “a golf architecture firm dedicated to enhancing the environment... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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It was five years ago that the Oregon GCSA took a leap of faith and decided to help fund a research assistant position at Oregon State University. Today, Brian McDonald (pictured here) is grateful for the chance to continue studying... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at From the desk of GCM