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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 2 days ago 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
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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
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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
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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 www.gcsaa.org 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
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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