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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 7 hours ago 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 4 days ago at From the desk of GCM
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 7 days ago 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
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
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
The 2016 Rounds 4 Research fundraising program to support turfgrass studies, managed by the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), sold more than 800 rounds and yielded more than $164,000 in its April online auction. The EIFG is the philanthropic organization... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Gavin Johnson, golf course superintendent and director of agronomy for the past three years at the Haig Point Club on Daufuskie Island, S.C., may have the best work commute of anyone in golf. Each morning, he boards a boat from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Top professional golfers and celebrities alike will be part of the promotional campaign to thank golf course superintendents for being the unsung heroes of the game of golf. The promotions consist of television, radio and print advertising that will run... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Anthony Williams The long, distinguished career of Anthony Williams, CGCS, is adding a new chapter. Williams, a 20-year member of GCSAA and winner of multiple national advocacy and environmental awards, has been named the director of sales and marketing for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
The National Golf Foundation's year-end reports on the statistics of golf in 2015 are out, and the news isn't good. But, it's not necessarily bad, either. Both overall golf participation and the supply of golf courses in the U.S. dipped... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
A year ago, top players joined together for an advertising campaign to promote the work of golf course superintendents. Now, celebrities who enjoy playing golf, like Grammy award-winning entertainer Justin Timberlake and NBA Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley, have joined the promotion... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
If you stayed around San Diego for the Closing Celebration, presented in partnership with John Deere Golf, you know just how good comedian Frank Caliendo was during his set that brought the 2016 Golf Industry Show to a hilarious conclusion.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Golf Channel's Geoff Shackelford took in some off the offerings in the Electric Avenue demo area during the 2016 Golf Industry Show in San Diego, even taking a few of them for a spin himself. Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
From drones and robots to unique aerification and turfgrass types, Geoff Shackelford of Golf Channel explored every corner of the show floor while in San Diego. Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
After this morning's post focusing on all that was new from Big Iron during the 2016 Golf Industry Show in San Diego, thought this video from Golf Channel's coverage of the event was appropriate. Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
The big three equipment manufacturers in golf course management each commanded big presences during the 2016 Golf Industry Show last week in San Diego. From GIS' social scene to the floor of the trade show, Toro, Jacobsen and John Deere... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Like nearly 13,000 golf course management professionals, Golf Channel's Geoff Shackelford spent last week in San Diego for the Golf Industry Show. He filed several reports during his time there, including this one featuring GCSAA's CEO Rhett Evans talking about... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
After years of close calls, Shawn Westacott finally has a GCSAA National Championship to call his own. The superintendent at Maridoe GC in Carrollton, Texas, withstood a full field of competitors and the rigors of both Aviara Golf Club and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Deron Zendt is 18 holes from his second GCSAA National Championship. The superintendent at Banyan GC in West Palm Beach, Fla., carded an even-par round of 72 at Aviara Golf Club on Sunday to move into sole possession of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
What would a trade show be without cool giveaways at every turn? And because the team at GCM is certainly not one to fly in the face of tradition, we’re excited about the swag that you’ll find at our booth... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
On the eve of the 2016 Golf Industry Show, Syngenta confirmed reports from earlier this week that ChemChina has offered to acquire the company. The price tag? $43 billion. The Board of Directors of Syngenta considers that the proposed transaction... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
GCSAA's sister organization in the United Kingdom — the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) — kicked off 2016 for the golf course management industry in grand style at the 2016 BIGGA Turf Management Expo (BTME) earlier this month... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
The EPA announced earlier today that a preliminary pollinator risk assessment for the neonicotinoid insecticide, imidacloprid, shows a threat to some pollinators. EPA’s assessment, prepared in collaboration with California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation, indicates that imidacloprid potentially poses risk to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2016 at From the desk of GCM