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Adam Moeller has been promoted to the director of Green Section Education and Outreach at the USGA. Also, it was announced that Jim Moore, director of Green Section Education, is retiring. So is his wife, Kay, an administrative assistant for... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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The condition of a new hybrid golf course in Maryville, Mo., that was designed by the course's namesake got a thumbs-up from the namesake himself today. "You couldn't have any better greens than the greens we putted on today," eight-time... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Penn State University’s Rob Sicinski is proof that it is never too late. The current piece of evidence focuses on his whereabouts this week. Sicinski is serving as a volunteer grounds maintenance member for The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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If any golf course superintendent knows the home of the Masters pretty well, Rhett Baker qualifies. Rhett Baker Let’s start with the biggie: The guy actually has played at Augusta National Golf Club, home of this week’s Masters, which starts... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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You're fired. Don Hearn, CGCS Retired, certainly has come a very, very long way since he heard those words as a teen-ager working at Woburn (Mass.) Country Club. He showed up late one day for work. Upon arrival, superintendent Bob... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Rounds 4 Research kicks off its online auction April 1-10 at www.biddingforgood.com/EIFG with more than 700 rounds of golf (each round includes two or four players) at courses in 36 states plus Canada, the Cayman Islands, Costa Rica and Switzerland.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Rounds 4 Research kicks off its online auction April 1-10 at www.biddingforgood.com/EIFG with more than 700 rounds of golf (each round includes two or four players) at courses in 36 states plus Canada, the Cayman Islands, Costa Rica and Switzerland.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
The GCSAA Property Profile and Environmental Stewardship Survey (GCEP) is now open. This latest survey in the Golf Course Environmental Profile focuses on collecting information regarding land use, turfgrass species and other non-turfgrass landscapes, to compile data on overall property... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
New GCSAA President Pete Grass, CGCS, offers insight, ideas, and responds to challenges that are ahead for the association. Here is a question and answer session with the 80th president in GCSAA history. Q: Why is GCSAA important to the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
As it closes in on its 100-year anniversary in 2018, the University of Georgia Tifton campus is on a mission to locate golf courses that are using or have used Tifton-released grasses. To participate, please contact Duncan McClusky at the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Darren J. Davis, CGCS, at Olde Florida Golf Club in Naples, Fla., has been appointed to the board of trustees for the Environmental Institute For Golf (EIFG), the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. Davis is also serving as secretary/treasurer for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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It's still dark outside when Ken Nice, the director of agronomy at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore., heads out the door. But he is not headed to the golf resort where he oversees four golf courses. He's off... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Executive Director Ken Cousineau of the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) spent some time last week at the GCM booth during the Golf Industry Show (GIS) in San Diego to share his views on what is going on north of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Entertainer Frank Caliendo impersonated just about anyone you could imagine. Charles Barkley. Bill Clinton. Morgan Freeman. Al Pacino. George W. Bush. Jon Gruden. Adam Sandler. And, of course, Donald Trump. "We're going to make the Turf Bowl great again," Caliendo... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Fourteen-acre Hunter Industries' campus served as learning land yesterday for more than 100 superintendents. This off-site opportunity during the Golf Industry Show here in San Diego offered superintendents a behind-the-scenes look at Hunter, whose home base is San Marcos, Calif.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
The PGA Tour has announced it will contribute $250,000 over five years to GCSAA to help implement Best Management Practices (BMPs) models for golf courses, with a focus on localities and states in which PGA Tour events are held. The... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Cam Newton and his Carolina Panthers' teammates failed to produce enough offense to beat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. Then there is the case of Class A golf course superintendent Jeremy Payne. For quite a while now, Payne... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Pat Franklin, CGCS, has been in the business for quite a while. That isn't a guarantee, though, that he has all the answers. And he is fine with that. In this morning's Golf Industry Show Education session titled "Recruiting and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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What does Super Bowl 50 have in common with the Golf Industry Show? Think turf. The same turfgrass company, West Coast Turf, is the turf supplier for both the Super Bowl and Golf Industry Show (GIS). Not only did it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Does your turf equipment technician deserve a day in the sun, a tip-of-the-cap for all the hard work and the vital behind-the-scenes role they play in the success of your golf facility? If so, he or she is eligible for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
For Jonathan Gruber, persistence pays off. Gruber, 39, golf course superintendent at Hampton Cover Golf Course in Owens Cross Roads, Ala., has wanted to attend the annual Golf Industry Show (GIS) since entering the golf course management profession 18 years... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Patrick Burgess, a graduate student in the department of plant biology and pathology at Rutgers University, will be able to attend the Golf Industry Show (GIS) in February thanks to a Watson Fellowship grant. A native of Mahwah, N.J., Burgess,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
The Hi-Lo Desert Golf Course Superintendents Association (GCSA) in Southern California has earned the 2016 Excellence in Government Affairs Award from its national association for its work to establish a water task force, share drought management plans, and communicate the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Has your golf course considered enrollment in a voluntary environmental certification program? Is your facility already enrolled in one? Do you like the idea but can't find the time? Help us understand this issue by taking a confidential survey developed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Mark Condos, golf course superintendent at Las Positas Golf Course in Livermore, Calif., has been chosen as the Overall and National Public recipient of the 2015 Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards (ELGA), which are presented annually by GCSAA and Golf... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at From the desk of GCM