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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 6 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
Annika Sorenstam, GCSAA's 2014 Old Tom Morris Award recipient, announced a partnership with Capillary Concrete through the purchase of shares. Sorenstam, 10-time major champion and member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, is helping promote the company's revolutionary bunker... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Well, now some of us who didn't know otherwise caught a glimpse of what Ken Mangum, CGCS, looked like in the "old days." His long hair that was depicted in a video montage Saturday evening prompted a few hearty laughs... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
CEO Michael Hughes of the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) is stepping down at the end of 2015, the association announced today. Hughes will have completed 25 years of service by that time. The early timing of the announcement... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Dominating seasons on the golf course returned overwhelming results at the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA) voting booth for Rory McIlroy and Bernhard Langer. And Stacy Lewis’ win was convincing, too. In fitting rewards for their great seasons, each... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
The Florida Golf Course Superintendents Association (FGCSA) has earned the 2015 Excellence in Government Relations Award from the national association for its statewide collaboration with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to establish best management practices for golf courses.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
(Editor's note: The following is from a GCSAA news release issued today) After several years of trimming at the edges and avoiding the inevitable, the leadership at North Ranch Country Club, 30 miles north of Los Angeles, came to the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
After checking out the museum that features old mowers, vintage images and multiple other goodies on display at GCSAA headquarters here in Lawrence, Kan., Devon Moll pinpointed his favorite. "That collection of golf balls is sweet," Moll says. "There's some... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
Gary Ingram, CGCS, at Metropolitan Golf Links in Oakland, Calif., is the overall winner of the 2014 Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards (ELGA) presented jointly by GCSAA and Golf Digest. In all, 16 superintendents are being recognized at the national... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
Pat Vittum, Ph.D., from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, is the recipient of the 2015 USGA Green Section Award, it was announced today. Presented annually since 1961, the USGA Green Section Award recognizes an individual's distinguished service to the game of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
William E. "Bill" Kennedy from Chechessee Creek Club in Okatie, S.C., is the new president of the 1,800-member Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association. Kennedy was elected last week at the annual business meeting during the association's Conference and Trade Show... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
The USGA today announced several major changes in its Green Section department. Effective Dec. 1, the Green Section regions will be realigned, reducing the current eight regions to four. In the news release from the USGA, the realignment is "to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
Dr. Charles Sifford, the first African American PGA member to successfully break through racial barriers and compete professionally on the PGA Tour, is being awarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Nov. 24 by Barack Obama. The award is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at From the desk of GCM