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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 4 days ago 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Ed Ward, the equipment manager at city-owned Mariana Butte Golf Club in Loveland, Colo., for the past 16 years, is the winner of the 2016 Edwin Budding Award from the GCSAA. The Edwin Budding Award, named for the inventor of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
Eric Reasor, a doctoral candidate at the University of Tennessee, and Mengyi “Tina” Gu, a doctoral candidate at the University of Florida, will be attending their first Golf Industry Show (GIS), Feb. 4-9 in Orlando, thanks to $5,000 Watson Fellowship... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
GCSAA Class A superintendent Rory Van Poucke from Apache Sun Golf Club in San Tan Valley, Ariz., has earned the 2017 Excellence in Government Affairs Award from the GCSAA for his passion and hard work in advocating for the golf... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
United Turf Alliance (UTA) announced that its president, Tim Zech, has resigned, and the corporation’s Chairman of the Board, Bob Mele, has been appointed interim president. UTA markets turf protection products under the ArmorTech and Optimizer brand names exclusively through... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
Shannon Easter, the maintenance director and environmental consultant at Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton, Fla., has been chosen as the Overall and National Private recipient of the 2016 Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards (ELGA), which are presented annually by... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at From the desk of GCM
Members of the Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association have honored Courtney Young, CGCS, from Ansley Golf Club as their Superintendent of the Year. Young, who has been at the 36-hole club since its Settindown Creek course opened in 1988, was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
American Society of Golf Course Architects Past President Alice O’Neal Dye, ASGCA Fellow, has been chosen as the 2017 recipient of the Donald Ross Award. This award, given annually since 1976, is presented to a person who has made a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
David Withers, president/CEO of Jacobsen, says he is leaving the company at the end of this month after 24 years of service. In an email response to GCM, Withers says he decided the timing was right to step away after... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
The Heart of America GCSA is doing its part to make a difference in the Kansas City area. On Nov. 15, chapter members went to Harris Park to help spruce up an area in Midtown, where Chris Harris is leading... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
The PGA of America has announced it will contribute $100,000 over the next three years to the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG) to support the work of the of the GCSAA. “We believe in the good work that golf course... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Longtime turfgrass science professors Nick Christians, Ph.D., and Patricia Vittum, Ph.D., along with Brent Wadsworth, whose company has built more than 850 golf courses, have been selected to receive 2017 Col. John Morley Distinguished Service Awards from the GCSAA. The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Florida Gateway College dedicated a monument Nov. 4 in recognition for 48 years of the golf and landscape programs on campus. The Golf Course Operations program developed a national and international reputation, and many alumni are still in states throughout... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
The significance of Veterans Day is highly visible where GCSAA Class A superintendent Steve Whipple works. At West Point (N.Y.) Golf Course, the granite tee markers on each hole feature a battle or conflict. For example, No. 1 depicts the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Kathy Hauff is in her seventh year as the golf course superintendent at Eastermoreland Golf Course in Portland, Ore. She was named 2015 Superintendent of the Year by the Oregon Golf Association, but in February she will attend her first... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at From the desk of GCM