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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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 5 days ago 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
In football terms, consider this a touchdown for Chris Vincent, CGCS. Surely, Vincent is scoring points with Clemson Tigers fans, who are counting down the hours until undefeated and top-ranked Clemson faces Alabama in the College Football Playoff Championship game... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
WE ARE GOLF, a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners, today announces the ninth annual National Golf Day will be held Wed., May 18, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. National Golf Day celebrates the game’s nearly... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2016 at From the desk of GCM
At 37, Stephen Tucker, equipment manager at Tranquillo Golf Club at Four Seasons in Windermere, Fla., may seem too young to be awarded his profession’s equivalent of a lifetime achievement award. However, in just 16 years in the profession, Tucker... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
The seventh annual Syngenta Business Institute wrapped up today. GCM, on site for the event in North Carolina, asked several of the superintendents who were in attendance to describe their experience in one word. Nate Fair, Wolf Run Golf Club,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Before they got down to business this morning at the Syngenta Business Institute, superintendents opened up about their personal business. Such as: John Cunningham from Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis is a snowboarder. Bill Keene from Blacksburg (Va.) Country... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced Dr. Bruce Clarke, of Rutgers University, as the recipient of the 2016 USGA Green Section Award. Presented annually since 1961, the USGA Green Section Award recognizes an individual’s distinguished service to the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
One of golf’s lowest profile superintendents from the highest profile club in the land is among three men recently inducted to the Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Hall of Fame. Marsh Benson (pictured in the center) spent 26 years at Augusta... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
When Clemson supervisor of athletic grounds Mike Echols needs a helping hand, his go-to guy is who he refers to as "The Good Doctor." After Clemson's unbeaten and top-ranked football team beat Florida State earlier this month, its fans stormed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Interest in the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association’s annual Conference and Trade Show, the largest regional event for superintendents in the country, remains as strong as ever. With less than one week to go until the three-day event in Myrtle... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Berry Collett, CGCS, director of golf course maintenance at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island, is the Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association Superintendent of the Year. The announcement comes as Collett is about to host the McGladrey Classic... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Peter McDonough, the golf course superintendent at the Keswick Hall and Golf Club in Keswick, Va., for the last 24 years, has been selected to receive the 2016 President's Award for Environmental Stewardship by the board of directors of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
GCSAA leaders David Fearis and Paul McGinnis and longtime Penn State University professor Al Turgeon have been selected to receive the association’s 2016 Col. John Morley Distinguished Service Award. The three will be recognized at the 2016 Golf Industry Show,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
A federal court ruled today that President Obama’s regulation to protect small waterways from pollution cannot be enforced nationwide. In a 2-1 ruling, the Cincinnati-based Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit delivered a stinging defeat to Obama’s most ambitious... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Bandon Dunes owner/developer Mike Keiser announced today that he is terminating the proposed Bandon Links project in southern Oregon. Through a release by KemperSports, here is Keiser's statement: Seven years ago, I hired Gil Hanse, a world renowned golf course... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Frank Caliendo, a stand-up comedian and impressionist, will be the entertainer for the Closing Celebration, Feb. 11, the final day of the 2016 Golf Industry Show in San Diego. The GCSAA, which hosts the industry’s largest golf course management trade... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Jay Karen begins his new position as chief executive officer at the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) in eight days. He replaces Mike Hughes, who after 25 years of leading NGCOA, announced in January that he was stepping down.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
Matthew Allen, 37, wants to open doors to better his career. Ted Horton, 72, just wants to keep pace with the newest technologies in his business. They look at it differently, but the two GCSAA members agree that being a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2015 at From the desk of GCM
The Toro Company announced that Richard M. Olson has been elected to the position of president and chief operating officer effective September 1, 2015. Olson, 51, has served the company in various roles throughout his 29-year tenure, most recently as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at From the desk of GCM