Blue Collars USGA Central Region Update

Posted on July 25th, 2018
Extended periods of hot, wet weather often spell trouble for cool-season turf. Putting green collars and the perimeter cut of turf inside the collar, often called the cleanup pass, tend to thin out first along with any recent putting green expansions. In fact, significant turf loss where collars h…

Jacobsen Northern Michigan Territory

Posted on July 17th, 2018
To our valued customers in Northern Michigan, as many of you know about the sudden passing of our beloved Mark Vogler. We express our deepest sympathy to you, who knew and befriended Mark. That being said we would like to assure our customers in Northern Michigan, you will not be forgotten in this tran…

Oakland Hills Country Club is renovating its 100-year-old South golf course

Posted on July 16th, 2018
JULY 13, 2018, 9:42 AM Oakland Hills Country Club announced Friday it will renovate its 100-year-old South Course as it works to draw top professional golf tournaments. The South Course first opened for play on on July 13, 1918, with a design led by renowned golf architect Gil Han…

July 2018: Something Is Better Than Nothing, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on July 13th, 2018
JULY 6, 2018
By John Daniels, agronomist, Central Region When the golf calendar doesn’t allow ample time to complete necessary maintenance practices, turf health and playing conditions can decline. This is especially apparent during the summer months when the combination of extreme hea…

Fairway Rolling

Posted on July 13th, 2018
Dr. Thomas Nikolai
Michigan State University We are 1/3rd into July, hardly the dog days of summer, and dry hot weather is resulting in stressed turfgrass which too often leads to human stress. At this point I would like to remind you that rolling, in place of mowing, helps retain turfgrass health and…

PGA Tour’s Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club in June 2019

Posted on July 10th, 2018
Kirkland Crawford, Detroit Free Press Published 9:21 a.m. ET July 10, 2018 | Updated 9:45 a.m. ET July 10, 2018 The PGA Tour put the previously announced plans in cement on Tuesday morning, releasing the schedule for the 2019 season. The Detroit Golf Club will host the Rocket Mortgage Classic from Ju…
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