It’s a beautiful thing when the bridges are open again and everyone is able to make it in to work! Mowers in the distance getting some grass cut on this 1/2 day holiday.

The GAM is in good hands during uncertain times under the leadership of our new president. Please join us in congratulating and welcoming GAM President Mark McAlpine @LibertyMcAlpine

I just got off the phone with a Superintendent who’s golf course was in direct path of the dam failure in Michigan, 30 greens now under 1” of silt. Does anyone know the best way to get this off?

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Take The Scenic Route, USGA Central Region Update

May 15, 2020
By: Zach Nicoludis, agronomist, Central Region Many changes have been implemented at golf courses to accommodate social distancing and reduce touch points. Included in these changes is the removal of bunker rakes. Some golf courses have reported better pace of play since the rakes were removed and improved maint…

The Northern Fundraiser at Arcadia Bluffs

May 13, 2020
After months of deliberation and discussion by phone, email and online meetings the MiGCSA Board of Directors has decided to cancel the 2020 Northern Fundraiser at Arcadia Bluffs. Please know this was not an easy decision nor was it made lightly. We have a full understanding that it may ultimately prove to be an unnec…

It’s time for me to own it

May 11, 2020
Thomas A. Nikolai, Ph.D. I don’t recall the exact location or date, but sometime around the dawn of the 21st century I was attending an open discussion among prominent turfgrass scientists when Dr. Karl Danneberger of The Ohio State University sarcastically asked, “I just want to know who the hell is telling sup…

May Michigan Golf Journal

May 5, 2020
MAY features a look at the progress of Jack Nicklaus’ American Dunes along Lake Mich., plus the Future of Golf, PGA Tour pros’ thoughts about a no-fan Rocket Mortgage Classic, U-M golfer and MSU Alum thriving in different ways during downtime, the duel of Greywalls vs. Kingsley Club, golfer survey resu…
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