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2017 Heritage Scholarship Winners

Posted on December 11th, 2017
The winners of the 2017 Heritage Scholarship have been chosen. The Heritage Scholarship is an award of $1,500 that is offered through the Michigan Golf Course Superintendents Association. The award is available to the children of our current members who are enrolled in a post high school educatio

Winter Drainage Insurance, USGA Central Region

Posted on December 4th, 2017
A piece of black drainage pipe mounted to a U-post and placed adjacent to a surface drain can help keep drainage basins free from snow during late winter. 
Ice on a golf course keeps superintendents up at night worrying about turf health. Long periods of ice cover can slowly suffocate dormant tu

Wilczynski, ASGCA, developing Blythefield Country Club Master Plan

Posted on November 30th, 2017
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The golf course at Blythefield Country Club, which has hosted the Meijer LPGA Classic since 2014, will celebrate its 90th birthday in 2018. In anticipation of that milestone and in preparation for its second century, the club has hired Saline, MI golf course architect C

Harrell’s Mourns the Loss of Kevin Fuchs, Midwest Sales Director

Posted on November 29th, 2017
Lakeland, FL – “It is with great sadness that we learned of the sudden death of our friend and co-worker, Kevin Fuchs late last night,” said Jack Harrell, Jr CEO of employee-owned Harrell’s, LLC.  Forty-seven year old, Kevin has been a member of the Harrell’s family for ten years. He

Don’t Put Your Greens To Bed Without A Blanket, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on November 20th, 2017
Make a generous application of sand to putting greens after snow mold treatments are completed to achieve low-cost protection from winter wind desiccation.
Some basic maintenance practices withstand the test of time. A good example is late-season topdressing applied to putting greens after th

The Majestic at Lake Walden is Golf Course of the Year

Posted on November 15th, 2017
The Majestic at Lake Walden in Hartland was named the 2017 Michigan Golf Course of the Year today by the Michigan Golf Course Owners Association (MGCOA). The Majestic will receive the honor at the MGCOA Awards Banquet on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 28, during the 2017 Michigan Golf Business Confere

Bargain Blanket Insurance, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on November 10th, 2017
Fall projects often get seeded later than planned. When this occurs, covering an immature stand of turf throughout the winter months is a good investment.
Many have heard the expression, “The best laid plans of mice and men oft go awry.” Considering how often plans go awry during golf c

Matt Suzio joins Great Lakes Turf

Posted on November 9th, 2017
BYRON CENTER, MI (November 9, 2017) – Matt Suzio has joined Great Lakes Turf, LLC as a sales rep in West Michigan. Matt has a wealth of experience at both private and public golf courses. Most recently, Matt was superintendent at Whitefish Lake Golf Course in Pierson, a position he held since 20

Hunter Johnson Go Fund Me

Posted on November 6th, 2017
Hunter Johnson was involved in a horrible hunting accident on September 16, 2017. He suffered major facial trauma, which will necessitate multiple, multiple surgical procedures over the coming months and years. The Johnson's insurance coverage is inadequate to cover the massive costs inv
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