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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 5 hours ago 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 yesterday 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 4 days ago 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
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. 10-11, 2016, from the Golf Industry Show in San Diego. The association also will... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Dennis Lyon, CGCS Retired Dennis Lyon, CGCS, has racked up plenty of honors over his long career in golf course management. GCSAA's president in 1989, Lyon won the association's Col. John Morley Distinguished Service Award in 2013. He was the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
The Carolinas GCSA’s annual conference and trade show always packs a punch but a surprise guest at this year’s show put a literal twist on that metaphor. Former world heavyweight boxing champion James “Bonecrusher” Smith spent time on the trade... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Kevin Collins’ life has come full circle. He was teenage golfer at Tradition Golf Club in Wallingford (Conn.) when he was offered the opportunity to work on the course’s maintenance crew. Now, nearly a quarter of a century later, Collins... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Golf course superintendents used 21.8 percent less water on average and just 1.44 percent of all irrigated water in the U.S. to maintain their courses in 2013, compared with usage in 2005, according to recently released survey data. The survey... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Tom Elliott, CGCS at Monarch Dunes Golf Course in Nipomo, Calif., has been selected as the recipient of GCSAA's 2015 Leo Feser Award. The award is presented annually to the author of the best superintendent-written article published in Golf Course... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
In case you missed it, here's one of the segments on water that Golf Channel is featuring this week on its "Morning Drive" program. This segment features Pinehurst's Bob Farren, CGCS, Toro's Dana Lonn, the USGA Green Section's Jim Moore... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Water issues in the golf industry — from WOTUS and water quality to drought in California and the long-term impact of recycled water on turf — are no strangers to superintendents and others in golf course management. But those issues... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Garold "Jerry" Murphy, CGCS Retired, one of the first certified superintendents in the country and the superintendent at Somerset Country Club in St. Paul, Minn., for more than four decades, died earlier this week. He was 77. A 55-year member... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Keith Happ, a former golf course superintendent and longtime agronomist with the USGA Green Section, died earlier this week. He was 58. Happ began his career in golf as superintendent at Legend Lake Golf Club in Chadron, Ohio. During his... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Sad news out of the Pacific Northwest: Roy Goss, Ph.D., a longtime turfgrass specialist at Washington State University and one of the driving forces behind the formation of the Northwest Turfgrass Association, died Saturday following a short battle with cancer.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Yoon Kyung ho If you think you're going to have to burn the midnight oil to watch this weekend's President's Cup competition — it will be the middle of the night in most of the U.S. when the matches take... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
One of golf course management’s most recognized and accomplished figures is looking for greener pastures. Anthony Williams, CGCS, who has served as the director of grounds at Stone Mountain (Ga.) GC by Marriott for the past 10 years, told GCM... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
The Georgia Golf Environmental Foundation (GGEF) has added another chapter in the long story of its support of turfgrass research at the University of Georgia (UGA). The foundation will give almost $10,000 to UGA to help fund the ongoing search... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
As any California superintendent can tell you, the state's drought situation is serious business. But as with any crisis, if you don't laugh now and again, you'll end up crying, which is why this recent bit from Jimmy Kimmel Live!... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Jesse Shulse After a 12-hour day as superintendent at the Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas, Jesse Shulse is just getting started. As is typical for the profession, GCSAA member Shulse is regularly up before dawn. But when he leaves work... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Scott Watson (left), with sons Chance and Chase Scott Watson, a 43-year-old student at Rutgers University, where he is pursuing a turfgrass management degree, has earned the top prize of $6,000 among 16 awards in the 2015 Scholars Competition offered... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
A federal judge in North Dakota has put the brakes on implementation of new EPA rules governing the Clean Water Act, at least temporarily. Ruling on a suit filed by 13 states seeking to block the rules, broadly known as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
GCSAA and it's 2016 Old Tom Morris Award winner Herb Kohler got a little screen time on CBS on Saturday. During the network's third-round coverage of the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, the network dedicated a segment to an interview... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Betsy and Murray Calhoun The combination of the breathtaking landscape of Whistling Straits and the five-star accommodations at American Club in Kohler, Wis., left Murray Calhoun and his wife almost at a lost for words. “This place is fantastic,” says... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at From the desk of GCM