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Managing Traffic On The Practice Green, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on June 22nd, 2018
Rotating hole locations from one side of a practice green to another is a great way to disperse foot traffic. 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 p…

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

Posted on June 12th, 2018
Dollar spot can cause considerable damage to playing surfaces if not properly managed. 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…

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…

2018 Northern Fundraiser Results

Posted on June 5th, 2018
With 230 tee times for members, friends and families taking part in the 2018 Northern Fundraiser at Arcadia Bluffs on Sunday and Monday the fundraising year is off to a great start. Another spectacular day at Arcadia Bluffs welcomed the players on Monday. A very special thank you to our 2018 Premier F…

Michigan golf courses steal the show over Memorial Day weekend

Posted on June 1st, 2018
By: Shane Conroy
GCSAA Great Lakes regional representative A former assistant golf course superintendent, Shane joined the GCSAA staff in 2015. He resides in Chicago, Ill.
Tel: 800.472.7878, ext. 3635 May 29, 2018 No stranger to hosting professional golf tournaments, the Golf Club at Harbor Sho…

Apply today for the 13th Annual Green Start Academy

Posted on June 1st, 2018
13th Annual Green Start Academy
World-class training for assistant superintendents
October 24 – 26, 2018 We’re looking for the top 50 assistant superintendents. Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Green Start Academy, a leadership and development program co-hosted by Ba…
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