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Mark Kuhns, CGCS, has assembled quite a crew to be on hand at the center of the golfing universe. Welcome to Baltusrol Golf Club here in Springfield, N.J. This week, the 98th PGA Championship is on the docket, the first... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at From the desk of GCM
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He made it. GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans (center, in black outfit) topped out right where he wanted to be early Thursday morning: At the summit of Mt. Rainier in Washington state. If you're counting, that's 14,410 feet. "There are certain... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at From the desk of GCM
Bayer announced EPA registration of Exteris Stressgard, the newest addition to the Stressgard Formulation Technology (FT) family. Exteris Stressgard includes a new active ingredient for the turf and ornamentals market, utilizing succinate dehydrogenase inhibition (SDHI) as its mode of action.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at From the desk of GCM
There he goes again. GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans embarks on his latest challenge tomorrow. Where? You can find him in the state of Washington. Just as he does in his job on a daily basis to take GCSAA to new... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at From the desk of GCM
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Kaelyn Seymour still thinks about that sweet 7-iron shot. Emily Bradford has no issue with the blister on her left pointer finger from gripping a club. Becky Downing cleared the water hazard at No. 16, an effort that brought cheers.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Josh Pope sounds tired. No way you could blame him. Pope is the superintendent at The Old White TPC at The Greenbrier in Sulphur Springs, W. Va., a property that was ravaged by floods last week following torrential rains that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
The Wee One Foundation sent its 1 millionth dollar to help a family in need in Ohio earlier this week. The Foundation has only been in existence since 2004, when the Foundation’s namesake, Wayne Otto, CGCS, was diagnosed with pancreatic... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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Frank Locke admits he is far from being a good golfer, but he can still appreciate the excellent course conditions at the Country Club of Maryland. Furthermore, he has never been introduced to Bill Augustin, 42, the long-time superintendent at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
John Deere Golf and Bayer Environmental Science today announced the application process for the 11th annual Green Start Academy (GSA) is officially open. Assistant superintendents in the U.S. and Canada looking to advance their careers; hone their skills in critical... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
Allison Taylor, a three-sport athlete and straight-A student at Mankato East High School in Mankato, Minn., has earned the top scholarship award for the children of members of the GCSAA. Taylor has received an appointment to attend the United States... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
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