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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
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If you're looking for a fail-safe weather forecast, don't tune into your local TV weatherperson. Instead, check out your local golf course superintendent. Wednesday afternoon at Oakmont CC, there was a definite edge to the proceedings around the maintenance facility... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
With the first round of the 2016 U.S. Open looming, this GCSAA TV feature gives you some great insight into Oakmont's John Zimmers, how he manages the 185-strong staff and volunteers this week and what goes on in the early... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Fiore Setaccioli Fiorenza Setaccioli — or Fiore, as everyone calls her — knows that she stands out a bit among the maintenance workers preparing Oakmont CC for this week's U.S. Open. She's the only female on the maintenance team that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Oakmont Country Club is home to arguably the most famous bunker in the world — the Church Pews that sit between the third and fourth holes. But that is just one of 210 bunkers on the course, so yeah, bunkers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
The real star of the show at this week's U.S. Open isn't the world's best golfers or even the nearly 200 men and women gathered to help prepare the course for play. Nope, Oakmont's pride and joy are it's notoriously... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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The days are long and the nights are short for the grounds crew at Oakmont this week — 50 full-time staff and as many as 135 volunteers — as this famed golf course gets set to host its ninth U.S.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
The tree-removal story at Oakmont Country Club is certainly not a new one. Our very own Howard Richman shared our version of that tale in our U.S. Open preview story in June GCM, in fact. But this piece by Matt... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Michael De Luca has spent thousands of his own dollars and traveled 10,000 miles from Australia to be one of the 135 volunteers on head golf course superintendents John Zimmers grounds staff this week, as Oakmont Country Club hosts is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
When we take you behind the scenes for golf course maintenance activities at events like this week's U.S. Open at Oakmont, we take plenty of pictures. Some of those you see with the posts that we make to this blog.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Donald Perrine Oakmont Country Club is notably hosting its ninth U.S. Open this week, and employee Donald Perrine has been on staff as the equipment manager for the last four — 1983, 1994, 2007 and 2016. He also has been... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
GCSAA TV offers up this first look at Oakmont Country Club and some of the maintenance staff and volunteers that will prepare it for this week's U.S. Open. Stay tuned for more videos throughout the run up to first-round play. Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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John Zimmers is a serious guy. You almost have to be to manage a place with the exacting standards of an Oakmont Country Club. But on the eve of U.S. Open Week 2016 at Oakmont, the club's longtime superintendent also... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Syngenta announced Tuesday that it had received notification from the EPA that the Avid 0.15 EC miticide/insecticide 24(c) Special Local Needs (SLN) registration in turf will be canceled effective June 30, 2016. The cancellation affects the use of Avid on... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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It seems Heath Bronkema has been trying to ditch his day job for more than 25 years. He has gotten close to making it big in racing and singing, but for the past eight years he still happily returns each... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Ohio's five affiliated GCSAA chapters will be getting a little screen time beginning this weekend. The Northern Ohio GCSA, Central Ohio GCSA, Greater Cincinnati GCSA, Miami Valley GCSA and Northwestern Ohio GCSA have combined to partner with FOX Sports Ohio’s... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Larry Powell Larry Powell, the 64-year-old golf course superintendent who has spent his life tending to the dream of his father, Bill, at Clearview Golf Club in East Canton, Ohio, will be one of four new inductees into the National... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Both Michael Upchurch and Brian Stiehler, CGCS, were influenced by golf at an early age. Upchurch was always fascinated by the golf course his grandfather built with four friends in West Texas, and Stiehler’s first job at 14 was working... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Kevin Black, CGCS These days are filled with mixed emotions for Kevin Black, the 62-year-old longtime golf course superintendent at Prairie View Golf Links in Worthington, Minn., a small town of 13,000 people and just one McDonald’s. Black has been... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
If you appreciate golf course superintendents as much as some of the greatest golfers and celebrities in world, let GCSAA know, and you could win a trip to the 2016 American Century Celebrity Golf Championship, July 21-24, at Edgewood Tahoe... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Cypresswood CC April 18 is a day that golf course superintendent Ralph Bean will never forget. Bean, a 16-year GCSAA member, is superintendent for the two public golf courses at Cypresswood Country Club in Spring, Texas, just a few miles... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at From the desk of GCM