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Hello, GCM readers. Today is my last day at GCSAA and with GCM. GCM and GCSAA have been great to me. I can’t stress that enough. I was hired by Ed Hiscock and Teresa Carson way back in 1999, and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2010 at From the desk of GCM
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And in the good news category, the following press release was issued from GCSAA yesterday, announcing the promotion of Scott Hollister to editor-in-chief of GCM. My only complaint about the press release? It fails to mention Hollister's mastery of fantasy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2010 at From the desk of GCM
We have a new fun little side project here at GCSAA HQ, where we're setting up an area for employees to display their hidden talents. So you walk through there and you see something that's just amazing -- say a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2010 at From the desk of GCM
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BASF Professional Turf & Ornamentals has introduced a free Web application that gives U.S. superintendents quick, expert advice on turfgrass disease control programs via their mobile phone browsers. To use the tool simply visit the BASFTurfTalk.com blog or directly link... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2010 at From the desk of GCM
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Editor's note: This post was intended to go up yesterday, but some last-second internet troubles delayed it to today, I'm about wrapped up here at Syngenta. I've been all over the different buildings, meeting with everyone from chemists to packaging... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2010 at From the desk of GCM
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I'm in Greensboro, N.C., visiting with the fine folks of Syngenta. Today was meetings, tomorrow I get a tour of their facility. This is the second time in as many months that the stars have aligned for me on a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2010 at From the desk of GCM
Some good news for New Orleans golfers: Joe Bartholomew Golf Course is almost ready to be played. According to this story from the New Orleans Times-Picayune, it may be a matter of only a few weeks before golfers can play... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2010 at From the desk of GCM
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So, we've got our noses to the grindstone, trying to get the November issue of GCM finished before deadline. I have about three story folders on my desk. Chances of finding anything quickly in this mess? Slim. Then my cell... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2010 at From the desk of GCM
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BASF Professional Turf & Ornamentals has launched a new umbrella brand called Intrinsic. The first two products under the Intrinsic umbrella – both coincidentally pyraclostrobins – are Honor fungicide and Insignia SC fungicide. BASF is rolling out the red carpet... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2010 at From the desk of GCM
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It's Monday, Oct. 4th, but your new issue of GCM hasn't arrived yet? No problem -- just click here. Every month, a reader-friendly digital version of the magazine -- identical to the print version -- is posted at www.gcsaa.org. Even... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2010 at From the desk of GCM
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There's been quite an effort exerted here at GCSAA today. This morning, your friendly GCSAA staff went on a calling campaign to contact 2,600 members in only a few hours. The reason? Syngenta Green Partner Points expire this Thursday at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2010 at From the desk of GCM
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Here's a story you don't hear everyday: a golfer's club created sparks which caused a 25-acre wildfire in California recently. Thanks to the quick response from the golfers, the crew at Shady Canyon Golf Club in Irvine, Calif., and the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2010 at From the desk of GCM
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I'm back to Florida after a whirlwind trip to Cancun and back. I was surprised when I was invited by Nick Price to join him on his private jet on a trip to view his latest golf course design near... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2010 at From the desk of GCM
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I'm with our Old Tom Morris award winner, Nick Price, as he does his last visit on Grand Coral GC in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, near Cancun. We've been on the course all day, and now we're winding down the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2010 at From the desk of GCM
Guess what? You don't have to!!! The September issue of GCM is available right this second at www.gcsaa.org. Click over there, and within moments (minutes, if you're working on my computer) you can be reading any of these stories: A... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2010 at From the desk of GCM
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We've all got prima donnas we know. David Bermudez, superintendent at Del Rio G&CC in Modesto, Calif., didn't expect his dog to become one. Ahh, the price of fame. Bermudez (what a great name for a superintendent at a course... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2010 at From the desk of GCM
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Good news -- GCSAA HQ here in Lawrence, Kan., is taking another step to be more environmentally friendly, and that move is going to save the association some money. We're driving toward sustainability! Back in July GCSAA signed an agreement... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at From the desk of GCM
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I have the results in for the GCM pick 'em contest, and I'm afraid we have a rules controversy. See, one of our pickers grounded his club in a bunker, thus adding two strokes to his overall score... Wait, wrong... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2010 at From the desk of GCM
So everyone is talking about Dustin Johnson grounding his club in the bunker for his second shot on No. 18 yesterday. I emailed Chris Zugel to see if he saw the infraction in-person, and what his take on the whole... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2010 at From the desk of GCM
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It's been a beautiful day at Whistling Straits, with some great golf. And Mike Lee, CGCS and Chris Zugel were happy to see no rain and no fog overnight and into Saturday morning. The duo pulled an all-nighter Friday night,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2010 at From the desk of GCM
Couple quick notes from the maintenance facility here at Whistling Straits: Word spread on the golf course that a major thunderstorm was 90 minutes away. And it was. But the tournament and the crew seems to have caught a break... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2010 at From the desk of GCM
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I asked Mike Lee, CGCS, to give me a "big picture" view of the condition of the course, based on everything they've been through up to this point -- from a hot, wet summer to rain on Wednesday then a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2010 at From the desk of GCM
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Here are a few links to interviews the maintenance team at Whistling Straits has done recently. Thanks to Bill Newton back at GCSAA HQ for providing these... I'm sure there will be more, I'll post another update to this list... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2010 at From the desk of GCM
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This morning, one of the members of the crew here at Whistling Straits looked at the front page of the sports section, and saw a photo of someone he doesn't see in the paper everyday: himself. Do you ever get... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2010 at From the desk of GCM
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Just a couple of quick updates, then I'll have some in-depth stuff tonight: With play delayed three hours this morning, Lee and Zugel plan on sending most of the crew home early, as soon as they're done with dinner. They... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2010 at From the desk of GCM