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The second annual Play9 Day is scheduled July 29. The USGA, in partnership with American Express, will recognize and celebrate the many virtues of the nine-hole round. The initiative is broadening to include more facilities and more golfers as it... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at From the desk of GCM
Nine affiliate chapters of the GCSAA received grants for 2015 totaling $26,500 to promote the superintendent profession. Six of those chapters will use the Chapter Outreach grant money to buy local advertising time and space to promote the GCSAA "Thank... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at From the desk of GCM
The GCSAA Board of Directors announced that it revised the Member Standards proposal after receiving input from many constituents in recent months. A new, more inclusive definition of Class A has been crafted that will allow individuals to maintain Class... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at From the desk of GCM
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Deer Trace Golf Course in Linn Valley, Kan., had its version of the iconic island green at TPC Sawgrass. It had everything to do with a major rain event over the weekend. The No. 1 green at Deer Trace GC... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at From the desk of GCM
It appears the PGA Junior League Golf is a hit. Since its inception in 2011, PGA Junior League Golf has grown exponentially. In 2014, PGA Junior League Golf featured 1,425 teams from across North America, with more than 17,500 participants.... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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The PGA Championship is returning to Kiawah Island. Today, the PGA of America announced that it will conduct the 2021 PGA Championship on The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort in South Carolina. The championship was held there in 2012... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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As he sifted through what amounted to 27 years of memories, Ken Mangum, CGCS, particularly enjoyed what was inside a folder. Mangum, who officially retires tomorrow as director of golf courses and grounds at Atlanta Athletic Club, has spent part... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Famed Atlanta Athletic Club will have a new leader when May arrives. Lukus Harvey has been announced as the club's director of agronomy. Harvey, who most recently has worked at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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Surprise, Dean Kerns, CGCS. Kerns, who oversees Arrowhead Golf Club in Minster, Ohio, didn't see this coming. Kerns, who is battling the disease ALS, thought he was attending a dinner this evening sponsored by the Minster High School girls golf... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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That mammoth alligator story still has some bite to it at Myakka Pines Golf Club. "It calms down, then it heats up again," Myakka Pines Golf Club superintendent Scott Austin tells GCM. 'I think it's good publicity for the club.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
What are you doing tonight? Chances are it is not quite as exciting as what GCSAA Class A superintendent Justin VanLanduit will be doing. VanLanduit and his wife Erin are attending the NCAA Division I men's basketball championship game between... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
"It's scary. Real scary." That was how Oakhurst Country Club GCSAA Class A superintendent Jon Christenson in Clayton, Calif., responded this afternoon to GCM in part to hearing about the first mandatory statewide water reduction in California history when Gov.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
If you watch Golf Channel tonight, prepare to see some of golf's marquee names making their pitch for superintendents. Today is the launch of GCSAA's promotional commercials to "Thank a golf course superintendent." Among those who will be featured include... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Sharp Park Golf Course in San Francisco prevailed in another encounter in a long-running tussle with environmentalists yesterday. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed an appeal Wednesday in Wild Equity Institute vs. City and County of San Francisco to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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The GCSAA has about 17,500 members, but no one may be more proud of being a member than Lupe Ibanez. Ibanez, 52, became the golf course superintendent at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club in Gold Canyon, Ariz., 25 minutes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
The American FootGolf League (AFGL) received an endorsement from a major organization. The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) has recognized AFGL as "the governing body for the sport of FootGolf in the U.S." and its "Official FootGolf Organization." The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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This is not the first time change has come to the golf course at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge, owned since 1975 by Arnold Palmer. The original Dick Wilson/Joe Lee-designed layout, which opened for play in 1961, was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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Rory Hoolehan’s owner ignited a pay it forward approach to the 2015 Dog Days of Golf Calendar contest. Rory, a Labrador retriever who shares the same name of golf star Rory McIlroy, was voted winner of the calendar contest (this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Syngenta is accepting applications for the 2015 Syngenta Business Institute (SBI). This year's event is scheduled for Dec. 7-10 in Winston-Salem, N.C. Golf course superintendents seeking to enhance their business acumen can apply. The program offers business curriculum in financial... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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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 Feb 26, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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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 Feb 26, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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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 Feb 25, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
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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
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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
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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