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Editor’s note: The following was provided to GCM courtesy of John Deere Golf and the members of the winning team in the 2015 GCSAA Collegiate Turf Bowl from Penn State University. They are among the volunteers at this week's Players... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Aquatrols Corp. announced today that it has formed an alliance with Rural American Fund, an independent investment fund located in Chicago, Illinois focused on companies in ag-related businesses. For 60 years, Aquatrols has been a leader in developing and supplying... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
The membership of the International Golf Course Equipment Managers Association (IGCEMA) voted Monday to dissolve the association, with roughly 370 equipment managers being welcomed to the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) with membership in 2015. “Our association has... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans made an appearance on Golf Channel's "Morning Drive" program earlier today to discuss the role of the superintendent in leading a golf course's conservation and sustainability efforts. The discussion, all apart of the network's Green Week... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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When American writer Mark Twain pronounced that a round of golf was “a good walk spoiled,” he clearly didn’t have all the facts. Today, we know that walking a round of golf can burn more than 2,000 calories. We also... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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Rhett Evans Rhett Evans, chief executive officer of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, will be a guest on Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive” program on Earth Day, April 22, to talk about golf’s ongoing contributions to environmental stewardship. Golf... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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Lane Treadway, Ph.D. In the world of proprietary specialty chemical companies, bringing just one new product to market each year can be quite an accomplishment. The entire process — from the development of an new active ingredient through testing and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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Editor's note: For live reports from National Golf Day 2015 in Washington D.C., all day today, follow GCSAA's Twitter account, @GCSAA. Rory Van Poucke Rory Van Poucke got his first taste of government relations in 2012 when his water provider... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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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 Apr 1, 2015 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