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Famed Atlanta Athletic Club will have a new leader when May arrives. Lukus Harvey has been announced as the club's director of agronomy. Harvey, who most recently has worked at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at From the desk of GCM
Surprise, Dean Kerns, CGCS. Kerns, who oversees Arrowhead Golf Club in Minster, Ohio, didn't see this coming. Kerns, who is battling the disease ALS, thought he was attending a dinner this evening sponsored by the Minster High School girls golf... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
That mammoth alligator story still has some bite to it at Myakka Pines Golf Club. "It calms down, then it heats up again," Myakka Pines Golf Club superintendent Scott Austin tells GCM. 'I think it's good publicity for the club.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
What are you doing tonight? Chances are it is not quite as exciting as what GCSAA Class A superintendent Justin VanLanduit will be doing. VanLanduit and his wife Erin are attending the NCAA Division I men's basketball championship game between... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
"It's scary. Real scary." That was how Oakhurst Country Club GCSAA Class A superintendent Jon Christenson in Clayton, Calif., responded this afternoon to GCM in part to hearing about the first mandatory statewide water reduction in California history when Gov.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
If you watch Golf Channel tonight, prepare to see some of golf's marquee names making their pitch for superintendents. Today is the launch of GCSAA's promotional commercials to "Thank a golf course superintendent." Among those who will be featured include... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Sharp Park Golf Course in San Francisco prevailed in another encounter in a long-running tussle with environmentalists yesterday. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed an appeal Wednesday in Wild Equity Institute vs. City and County of San Francisco to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
The GCSAA has about 17,500 members, but no one may be more proud of being a member than Lupe Ibanez. Ibanez, 52, became the golf course superintendent at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club in Gold Canyon, Ariz., 25 minutes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
The American FootGolf League (AFGL) received an endorsement from a major organization. The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) has recognized AFGL as "the governing body for the sport of FootGolf in the U.S." and its "Official FootGolf Organization." The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
This is not the first time change has come to the golf course at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge, owned since 1975 by Arnold Palmer. The original Dick Wilson/Joe Lee-designed layout, which opened for play in 1961, was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Rory Hoolehan’s owner ignited a pay it forward approach to the 2015 Dog Days of Golf Calendar contest. Rory, a Labrador retriever who shares the same name of golf star Rory McIlroy, was voted winner of the calendar contest (this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Syngenta is accepting applications for the 2015 Syngenta Business Institute (SBI). This year's event is scheduled for Dec. 7-10 in Winston-Salem, N.C. Golf course superintendents seeking to enhance their business acumen can apply. The program offers business curriculum in financial... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
The night belonged to David Feherty. And a whole lot of students from Penn State. The Closing Celebration tonight presented in partnership with John Deere Golf at the Lila Cockrell Theatre put the finishing touches on the 2015 Golf Industry... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
You probably know her as Jett. That's short for, and perhaps the simplest way to spell, Georgette. Her last name is Harman. If anything, Harman certainly has made a name for herself in the industry. This marks the 27th consecutive... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
The greats in the golf course management industry had the spotlight shining on them today. Even some of the greatest players in history, such as Ben Hogan, would agree that the people who are in this business make quite a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Somebody asked architect Jan Bel Jan about the fairly new craze that has come to many golf courses: Footgolf. "I like everything that's interesting. It serves a purpose," Bel Jan said. "If people aren't running over one another and people... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Water is a hot topic these days among golf course superintendents. This week's Golf Industry Show provides a platform for them to speak their mind. That includes Shawn Emerson, who weighed in on it this morning during the education session... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Miriam Roberts gets it. She was among 115 fifth graders from Boone Elementary School on the north side of San Antonio who participated today in the First Green Workshop at Brackenridge Park Golf Course. The Golf Industry Show incorporated it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Lee Strutt certainly is unique. How often can you say that about a person? Well, it fits Strutt, course manager at gWest, a golf resort in Perthshire, Scotland. Recently, he became the first individual to ever receive the three major... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Golf courses and water have a history. Sometimes positive. Sometimes not so positive. Well, today, one of the foremost figures with a pretty good understanding about both golf courses and water weighed in on their effects during what might be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Kurt Desiderio is doing it. So is Steve Sinclair. Oh, there are other golf course superintendents who get what those two gentlemen are encountering and have taken action, too. Superintendents, especially those located in Southern California, are in the process... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Nominations are being accepted for GCM's 2015 Most Valuable Technician Award (MVT) presented in partnership with Foley United. March 27 is the deadline for nominations. Go online to and search Most Valuable Technician to locate the nomination form. Nominations... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Phillip Vines, graduate student in turfgrass pathology at Mississippi State University, had an eventful December. On Dec. 6, The Philadelphia, Miss., native married his wife, Elizabeth, and on New Year’s Eve, he found out he had received a $5,000 grant... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Jack Fry, Ph.D., traveled Sunday to the Northeast. When he gets to come home, well, that is another story. In the midst of an impending major winter storm, the New England Regional Turfgrass Conference and Show began today in Providence,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Bayer CropScience launched the Specticle Loyal Companion Photo Contest. Golf course superintendents and assistant superintendents are eligible to enter for a chance to win prizes, including the opportunity to give back to their local animal shelter, win Bayer products and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at From the desk of GCM