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In a 24-hour period, Chris Tritabaugh has become even more popular. Based on his twitter handle, @ct_turf, the Hazeltine National superintendent added 135 followers, raising his total to 7,842 followers as of mid-afternoon Friday. Some of it may have to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at From the desk of GCM
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Arguably nobody can compare homecomings with Jeff Schmidt this week. Schmidt grew up no more than a few fairways in length from Hazeltine National Golf Club. He served as an intern there for two years beginning in 1997, then worked... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at From the desk of GCM
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Her country put in a bid to host the 2018 Ryder Cup, but it was denied. That didn’t stop Sweden’s Boel Sandstrom, though, from participating in a Ryder Cup. You can find her here at Hazeltine National Golf Club as... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at From the desk of GCM
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Few people know this, but the Ryder Cup competition started more than a week ago. Hazeltine National Golf Club superintendent Chris Tritabaugh's staff and volunteers have developed their very own Ryder Cup scenario. It was initiated when the U.S. staff... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at From the desk of GCM
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Tyler MacKenzie did not grant his father's wish to bypass this industry. That's the same father who used some of the proceeds from a business he launched to pay for part of Tyler's college tuition. The same father who shares... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at From the desk of GCM
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Happy anniversary, Chris and Lindsay Tritabaugh. Today marks their 10th wedding anniversary. They will spend part of the day together at Hazeltine National Golf Club. Chris, you see, is a tad busy, helping prepare the course for this event you... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at From the desk of GCM
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Eddie the border collie chased geese and squirrels. He loved to run. And quite a run he had. A four-legged feature in the grounds department at Hazeltine National Golf Club, Eddie the border collie was there in 2002 for the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at From the desk of GCM
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Mike "Red" Graves is a lot less red now. Graves, assistant superintendent at Hazeltine National Golf Club, donated nearly 14 inches of his red hair today for a worthwhile cause (above is the new look; below is the old look).... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at From the desk of GCM
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All of these superintendents here in Minnesota for the Ryder Cup are honoring the son of a superintendent in their own special way. You may know that son best as The King. Legend Arnold Palmer, who passed away Sunday, is... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at From the desk of GCM
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You should have heard the roars at Hazeltine National Golf Club. People took images on their phones. Others cheered. Some even looked a bit startled, inquisitive, here in Chaska, Minn., where something really big is happening this week. This long,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at From the desk of GCM
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The Palm Beach Golf Course Superintendents Association has donated $5,000 to support the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. The gift boosts the Palm Beach GCSA to the Executive Club giving level, recognizing lifetime EIFG... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Editor's note: This was submitted by Melanie Bonds, executive director, Alabama GCSA In 1992 the Alabama GCSA, a professional organization of golf course superintendents and others in the golf industry, decided they wanted to “give something back.” They established the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
While area golfers will soon enjoy a long Labor Day weekend on Alabama's Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, they will be helping flood victims in Louisiana. From Sat., Sept. 3 through Mon., Sept. 5, the RTJ Golf Trail will donate... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
At The Toro Company, water efficiency is a top priority. This is demonstrated by the company’s commitment to developing water-efficient products, expanding education outreach, and strengthening partnerships around the world. To help further awareness in water use efficiency, and support... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Olympic Golf Course superintendent Neil Cleverly hopes for an encore. As women get set to begin play tomorrow in their quest to win a gold medal at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Cleverly says it would be wonderful to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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United Kingdom native Gary Walters feels as if he won a gold medal. As a volunteer for superintendent Neil Cleverly's crew that is taking care of the Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro, Walters told GCM by phone this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Spencer Cox has an excused absence from his job. It doesn't mean, though, that he isn't working. And what a place to be doing some work. Cox, assistant superintendent at Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass, is in Rio de... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
John Deere announced today an extension of its commitment to The First Tee, the non-profit youth development organization that uses golf to teach life and leadership skills to young people. Deere’s support from 2017 through 2021 will focus on community... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Former Old Tom Morris Award recipient Annika Sorenstam, 10-time major winner and part owner of Capillary Concrete, has purchased a 50 percent stake in the company, significantly increasing her financial commitment. An investor since January 2015, Sorenstam officially acquired her... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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For Jim Devaney and Nick Alley, it is business as usual on the Upper Course at Baltusrol Golf Club. Even if big business is happening on that other course at the New Jersey property. On the Upper Course, they are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Basil Lowell is getting an up-close view of what his life will be like one year from now. An assistant superintendent at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Lowell is on the volunteer crew at Baltusrol Golf Club for the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Paul Dawson and Kane Pedler come from opposite ends of Australia, but they have a couple of things in common. Paul Dawson (left) and Kane Pedler First, they both are taking online education from Ohio State. Second, they are volunteers... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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For golf fans, “Beef” is the nickname of Englishman Andrew Johnston, who begins his first round at 12:35 p.m. Thursday in the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J. But, for the grounds staff at the club, “Beef”... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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A mere mile separates Chris Carson and Mark Kuhns. Yet these two veteran superintendents, deeply devoted to their profession, rarely cross paths. One of those rare occasions occurred midweek during the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club when Carson, who... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Geissy Felix Curet was one of the top baseball prospects in the Dominican Republic. But his hopes of playing Major League Baseball all but vanished in a motorcycle accident on Feb. 27, 2007, just a week before he was to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2016 at From the desk of GCM