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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 2 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago 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
Interested in Bayer's Plant Health Academy? The application process is now open. Twelve superintendents will be selected to attend the academy in 2015. Below is the news release from Bayer, including how to apply: RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (Nov. 11,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
Pinehurst No. 2 has received Golf Digest's 2014 Green Star Award for outstanding environmental practices. Host of both the women and men's U.S. Opens in June, Pinehurst No. 2 earned the honor because it has "implemented water reduction programs in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
David Feherty is back. Feherty, the often hilarious TV golf commentator for CBS and The Golf Channel, is the scheduled featured speaker for the Golf Industry Show Closing Celebration presented in partnership with John Deere Golf. The event takes place... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
Forty turfgrass schools responded to a GCM survey that appears in the November issue of the magazine along with a feature story about the state of turfgrass schools throughout the U.S. The schools were asked to respond to a variety... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
The only superintendent to have hosted a men's U.S. Open championship in Georgia is among three men who are being inducted into the Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Hall of Fame. Bobby McGee, who passed away in 2005, prepared Atlanta Athletic... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
Mike Fabrizio, CGCS, is receiving the highest honor bestowed by the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association. Fabrizio, a 30-year member of GCSAA from Daniel Island Club in Charleston, S.C., is being presented with the Distinguished Service Award. A past president... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
Legendary writer and author Dan Jenkins is the recipient of the 2015 Old Tom Morris Award from the GCSAA. Jenkins, 84, is one of only a handful of writers who has been inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
Where does superintendent Todd Bohn spend part of his Saturdays? Same place you find him Monday through Friday. "I hang out at the first tee," Bohn told a Kansas State University turfgrass class that was visiting GCSAA headquarters this week.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
GCSAA past president Melvin B. Lucas, CGCS, and Cal Roth, senior vice president of agronomy for the PGA Tour, have been selected as recipients of the association’s 2015 Col. John Morley Distinguished Service Award. They will be acknowledged at the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
The ninth annual Green Start Academy is in the books. For many of them, it sounds as if it will be a memorable chapter in their careers. "I've had a ball," says Randy Gatlin from Turtle Point Yacht & CC... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
Go ahead. Just ask Karen Rumohr what her future holds. "I'll be a superintendent," she says. You have got to love that attitude, don't you? Rumohr is the only female among the 50 assistant superintendents here at the Green Start... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at From the desk of GCM
GCM contributor Carol Rau had several assistants writing fast and furious this morning at the Green Start Academy. Those who are anxious, eager and hungry to take that next step in their careers intently listened to her words, advice for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at From the desk of GCM