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If you thought the opportunity to acknowledge the crucial role your equipment technician plays in your overall golf course operations had passed you by for this year, think again. You still have time to nominate them for GCM's Most Valuable... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
Dog140328 Golf courses and the way they maintain a cooperative relationship with the natural environment took center stage during a recent episode of the "Dean of Green" radio show on WGLT-FM in Normal, Ill.,an NPR station that is a service... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
After several incarnations in North Carolina, the Symposium on Affordable Golf is heading to California. With the Central California GCSA serving as the host and a number of golf course management industry stalwarts taking places on the agenda, this year's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
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James D. McCurdy, Ph.D. James D. McCurdy, Ph.D., assistant professor and turfgrass extension specialist at Mississippi State University, has been named the winner of the 2014 Award of Excellence by the Musser International Turfgrass Foundation. The award is given to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
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Dixie Chopper's 3360HP Jacobsen's "Orange Everywhere" campaign entered its second year at the recently concluded Golf Industry Show in Orlando. This year, that meant more than just the custom chalk art on the sidewalk in front of the Orange County... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
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Toro's Sand Pro 2040Z For the three major equipment companies, the 2014 Golf Industry Show in Orlando proved the perfect stage to roll out a wide array of new product offerings. John Deere Golf, for example, highlighted the largest product... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
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Deron Zendt, the golf course superintendent at Banyan Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., held off a pack of challengers that included two past champions to win his first GCSAA National Championship on the Magnolia Course at Walt Disney... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
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I've been in the great state of Florida since Wednesday afternoon, and the Sunshine State still hasn't lived up to it's state nickname. Three full days on the ground, and three full days of rain, overacst skies and fog. We... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
Seven GCSAA members will be on their way to Orlando next week for the 2014 Golf Industry Show, thanks to the Bayer Superintendent Grant Program. Marking it's 10th year, the program is jointly presented by Bayer and GCSAA, and assists... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
There are a few constants when we conduct readership surveys of GCM. One is superintendents love our research section, universally regarded as the best in the business. Another is superintendents can't get enough stories written by other superintendents. And a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
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Editor’s note: The following is a report on the final day of last week’s BIGGA (British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association) Turf Management Expo in Harrogate, England. By day three at BTME Harrogate, fatigue is beginning to strike more of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
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Editor’s note: A few days late, but here is a recap of the second day of the BIGGA (British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association) Turf Management Expo from our man on the scene, former Greenkeeper International editor Scott MacCallum. Day... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
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Editor’s note: Here is the second instalment of our exclusive coverage of this year’s BIGGA Turf Management Expo, courtesy of Scott MacCallumn, a freelance writer and former editor of BIGGA’s Greenkeeper International magazine, There are a number of rituals at... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
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Editor's note: This week marks one of the biggest events on the European golf course management calendar — the BIGGA (British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association) Turf Management Expo in Harrogate, England. With GCSAA sending a full contingency to the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
Bayer CropScience and its Enviromental Science division have awarded this year's Plant Health Scholarships, a pair of $2,500 scholarships to be used twoard continuing education in the area of plant health. Michael K. McNamara, the GCSAA Class A superintendent at... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
After a year on the sidelines, former PGA of America CEO Joe Steranka is getting ready to get back into the game of golf. Buffalo Communications, a part of the Billy Casper Golf family, announced today that Steranka was joining... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
Golf course superintendents got a welcome, albeit temporary, Christmas gift from the EPA last week. On Dec. 17, the EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs agreed to extend the deadline for sale and distribution of existing stocks of methyl bromide for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2013 at From the desk of GCM
At this time of year, my inboxes — both virtual and physical — fill up pretty quickly with holiday greeting galore, from readers, from industry parthers, from superintendents I've worked with over the years. Some of them are generic best... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2013 at From the desk of GCM
If you're looking to tee it up before hitting the classroom at the 2014 Golf Industry Show in Orlando, you're in luck — there's still time to register for the GCSAA Golf Championships. The association announced on Friday that the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at From the desk of GCM
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Five years after its first incarnation, the Syngenta Business Institute, currently under way at the Graylin Conference Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., continues to offer one of the industry’s most unique learning opportunities for golf course superintendents. Part of that uniqueness... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2013 at From the desk of GCM
Editor's note: Today marks the second annual Giving Tuesday, a national campaign to create a day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. In honor of that effort, GCSAA is spotlighting today the ways the association, its... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2013 at From the desk of GCM
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SHENZEN, China — Is it big news when a new regional superintendents association forms? Well, when that region is Guangdong Province, home to the majority of China’s golf courses, and past attempts to organize here have never truly taken hold,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2013 at From the desk of GCM
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SHENZHEN, China — The homecoming irony was not lost on Xi Xiong, Ph.D., the featured speaker here on Dec. 1, the first day the GCSAA’s education program at the Asia Golf Show. Xi is a native of Sichuan Province, but... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2013 at From the desk of GCM
Joe Louis Barrow, Jr., the chief executive officer of The First Tee, suffered a stroke over the weekend and is currently being hospitalized in Florida. The following is a statement from Steve Mona, the CEO of the World Golf Foundation.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2013 at From the desk of GCM
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Brett Mendenhall He was tall and lanky and wore a white, long-sleeve shirt and string tie to work. No, Chester “Chet” Mendenhall was neither a bank president nor chief executive officer. He was, though, all business. As a renowned golf... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2013 at From the desk of GCM