The Heat is On!

Posted on June 29th, 2018

Dr. Kevin W. Frank and Dr. Joe Vargas, Jr.
Michigan State University
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Hartland’s Beau Breault Returns, Wins 107th Michigan Amateur Championship

Posted on June 25th, 2018
GROSSE POINTE WOODS – Beau Breault of Hartland turned back Anthony Sorentino of Shelby Township to become the eighth golfer in 107 years to win the Michigan Amateur Championship after being the runner-up the year prior. “I proved to myself I could do it last year,” the Eastern Michigan Univer…

Managing Traffic On The Practice Green, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on June 22nd, 2018
Practice greens typically experience more foot traffic than any other green on a golf course. Left unchecked, concentrated foot traffic can quickly lead to turf thinning and decline of the playing surface. Together, golfers and turf managers can help ensure quality conditions persist on practi…

June 2018: New Dollar Spot Pathogens, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on June 12th, 2018
Rutgers University and the USDA recently completed work to reclassify the ubiquitous dollar spot pathogen, previously classified as Sclerotinia homoeocarpa. Phylogenetic testing using three nucleotide sequence markers from the fungus indicated that S. homoeocarpa is not actually a specie…

GOLF DAY AT THE CAPITOL: Legislators Learn Golf Industry’s Impact

Posted on June 8th, 2018
LANSING – Lt. Governor Brian Calley presented the proclamation from the Governor’s office declaring June is Pure Michigan Golf Month, and then he told the members of the Michigan Golf Alliance that they are having a great impact. “The generosity in the $118 million in charitable impact from…

Elk Rapids Returning to Original, Historic Glory

Posted on June 6th, 2018
  By Vartan Kupelian/ There is no shortage of stories about small towns rallying to save a golf course. This is a story about a golf course that saved a small northern Michigan town. It dates back to the golden age of golf course architecture in the 1920s and Elk Rapids, 15 mile…

Got Seedheads?

Posted on June 6th, 2018
Aaron Hathaway and Dr. Kevin W. Frank Michigan State University We have been evaluating different products and different application timings for seedhead suppression for about 20 years at the Michigan State University Hancock Turfgrass Research Center. Embark is no longer being produced, so t…

Golf Hall of Fame: Harding, Williams-Hoak, LaFontaine and Erickson Inducted

Posted on June 5th, 2018
BIG RAPIDS – A notable foursome joined the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame Saturday night. Tom Harding of South Lyon, a winning tour professional and PGA instructor, Debbie Williams-Hoak of Saline, a former LPGA player and award-winning coach, Gordon LaFontaine of Houghton Lake, executive directo…
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