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When the president of The Greenbrier called him, Kelly Shumate had no clue what was in store. The final putt had dropped only minutes before on Sunday at the PGA Tour's The Greenbrier Classic at The Old White TPC in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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At one point, Scott Schaller thought his son Jacob might be a fourth-generation golf course superintendent. He had worked with Scott at North Shore Golf Club in Menasha, Wis., at various times for five years. But instead Jacob’s path is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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A valuable collaborative effort by members of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Golf Course Superintendents and the Eastern Shore Association of Golf Course Superintendents will soon pay off with the August 2017 publication of best management practices (BMPs) for Maryland golf... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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John Walker, who has been a golf course superintendent in Texas for the past 30 years, has been named the field staff representative for the South Central region of the GCSAA. Walker joins the GCSAA staff following four years as... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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Some say the best compliment golf course superintendents hear each day is nothing at all. No news is generally good news when you’re in charge of the largest and most valuable asset of every golf facility. But from May 8-14,... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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Rounds 4 Research kicks off its online auction May 1-7 at www.Rounds4Research.com with more than 1,000 rounds of golf (each round includes two or four players) at courses in 41 states plus Canada, the Cayman Islands and Costa Rica. Rounds... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
The USGA and The R&A have issued a new Decision on the Rules of Golf to limit the use of video evidence in the game, effective immediately. The two organizations have also established a working group of LPGA, PGA Tour,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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Greg Brandriet is a small-town man from South Dakota who has never been to Washington, D.C. But the 41-year-old golf course superintendent from Elkhorn Golf Course in Spearfish, S.D., will visit the nation’s capital this month as one of more... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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Drain tile that looks as if it was given a second chance in life heartens Ted Bishop. The facility in which he serves as general manager and superintendent, The Legends Golf Club in Franklin, Ind., currently is in the process... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
All that this owl in distress needed was a golf course superintendent. Eleven-year GCSAA Class A member Craig Loving at Lost Creek Country Club in Austin, Texas, proved that save situations aren't only for Major League Baseball relief pitchers. A... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
Dr. Matthew Jeffries and Dr. David Jespersen have both been chosen to receive a Musser International Turfgrass Foundation Award of Excellence for 2017. The annual awards are presented to outstanding doctoral students of turfgrass science who have made significant and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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Patrick Drinkard was just two years shy of obtaining a mechanical engineering degree when he decided he would rather have a career where he could keep machinery humming. “My parents weren’t too happy with me,” said Drinkard, who left Georgia... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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GCSAA was represented by CEO Rhett Evans yesterday for the launch of the USGA's Resource Management, a new web-based product that will help golf course superintendents, owners and operators be more precise, efficient and productive in maintaining their facilities. Introduced... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
The USGA and The R&A have unveiled a preview of proposed new Rules of Golf, as part of a joint initiative to modernize the Rules and make them easier to understand and apply. The online release of this preview begins... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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For more than 100 golf industry advocates, the 10th annual National Golf Day in Washington, D.C., on April 26, will begin a day early when they tackle a community service project to help beautify about 40 acres on the National... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
Two high profile superintendents are making career changes. Paul B. Latshaw, CGCS, is leaving his position as director of grounds at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, to replace Matt Shaffer, who is retiring as the director of golf... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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If you were not inside the Orange County Convention Center tonight for GIS's Closing Celebration presented in partnership with John Deere Golf, well, you missed quite a photo-bomb opportunity. To conclude a spectacular week, which included more than 13,000 GIS... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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Golf major champion Dustin Johnson has something in common with golf course architect Bobby Weed. Weed, here in Orlando at GIS, built a driving range. Big deal, you say? Yep, it is, considering when he achieved it. Weed built it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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Equipment manager James Herzog remembers those days when he determined that his profession was not widely accepted or recognized. "We didn't exist. And it seemed like no one wanted to be around us and had no one to represent us,"... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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Let Matthew Lean put his operation's plight into perfect context. "They call it Jurassic Park at Toro. I call it Green Acres," says Lean, superintendent at Monterrey Yacht Club, port St. Lucie, Fla. A GCSAA Education session entitled "DIY for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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How to make your resources go further. What happens when you have had three managers in less than a year. Dealing with part-time labor. Discovering industry trends. How do you stay viable when courses in your area are offering "ridiculous"... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
The Turfgrass Information Center (TIC) of the Michigan State University Libraries announced that it has received a generous donation of materials from Lee C. Dieter, CGCS Retired, who oversaw Washington Golf and Country Club in Arlington, Va., for 36 years.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
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Sean McLaughlin won’t be catching passes or making tackles during the Super Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston on Sunday, but he will be there on the sidelines. A senior at California Polytechnic University (Cal Poly Pomona), McLaughlin is spending... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
John Deere, a worldwide leader in manufacturing and services for agriculture, construction, forestry and turf, has been named the official golf course turf equipment provider of the PGA of America. The wide-ranging five-year agreement includes support of the PGA Championship,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
Cub Cadet, a manufacturer of outdoor power equipment, has expanded its presence in the sports turf market with the acquisition of Advanced Turf Technology (ATT). The UK-based company produces cutting reel mowers and cassettes specially designed for the sports field... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at From the desk of GCM