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Congratulations to Clem Wolfrom for 50 Years of Service

Posted on December 11th, 2012
Clem Wolfrom, who marked his 50th year as golf course superintendent of the Detroit Golf Club in March 2012, announced his plan to retire on March 1, 2013, and celebrated with a luncheon in his honor on December 5, 2012, at the Detroit Golf Club.   Mr. Wolfrom is a second generation golf cou

MSU & MTF dedicate a new turf diagnostics lab

Posted on December 11th, 2012
L to R: Gordie LaFontaine, Dr. Doug Buhler, Dr. Joe Vargas, and MTF President John Fulling, CGCS
The MTF Board of Directors with Mr. Schwartzkopf L to R: Scott Trbovich, Randy Hahn, John Fulling, CGCS, Mr. Carl Schwartzkopf, Brian Schweihofer, Amy Fouty, and Greg Lyman, EIFG/GCSAA
MSU Staff and Mr.

St. Johns superintendent renews professional certification

Posted on October 11th, 2012
Jay Eccleton, CGCS
MiGCSA President
Jay B. Eccleton, CGCS, director of golf course operations at The Emerald Golf Course, St. Johns, Mich., has completed the renewal process for maintaining his status as a Certified Golf Course Superintendent (CGCS) with the Golf Course Superintendents Associ

Tall Grass Rough…Or Natural Rough? – USGA Update, North Central Region

Posted on June 11th, 2012
While establishing areas that are predominantly out-of-play to natural rough can be beneficial environmentally and help the budget, it will take good communication skills to win approval.
By R.A. (Bob) Brame, director, North-Central Region
June 5, 2012
It has become very common to see golf cour

Managing Change Requires Flexibility – USGA North Central Update

Posted on May 11th, 2012
The mild winter followed by an earlier and warmer than normal spring has ushered in the need to increase staffing before budget allocations allow. Detailed maintenance standards that integrate with the operating budget can provide needed flexibility to manage unexpected changes.
By Bob Brame,

Crabgrass Preemergence Herbicide Applications

Posted on April 11th, 2012

March has come and gone and with it the optimal timing for most crabgrass preemergence herbicides. If you happened to miss the application window there is still an option, choose Dimension (active ingredient dithiopyr). Scouting around the mid-Michigan area has revealed some crabgrass germina
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