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Youth Serves GAM Team in Turning Back PGA Team in 46th Fuller Cup Matches

Posted on May 10th, 2018
BIRMINGHAM – With some long-hitting golfers fresh off their college seasons adding a spark the Golf Association of Michigan team rolled to a 12.5 – 5.5 win over the Michigan PGA team in the 46th Fuller Cup Matches Wednesday at Birmingham Country Club. The GAM won six of the first eight singles mat…

2018 Match Play Championship

Posted on May 9th, 2018
FORMAT: 1. The Two Man Team Match Play event is an ongoing single-elimination tournament in which two teams play match play (best ball net, aka Four Ball Match Play), during each round. The winning team advances to the next round. All players must be active members of the MiGCSA. 2. Each player plays t…

Jeanne Myers Receives GAM Distinguished Service Award

Posted on May 9th, 2018
ANN ARBOR — Jeanne Myers is in the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame, and in 2005 served as the first woman president of the Golf Association of Michigan. She isn’t easy to surprise or overwhelm, but said she was both Tuesday after being awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Golf Associatio…

Controlling annual bluegrass seedheads: Spray now or wait?

Posted on May 1st, 2018
Growing degree-days have accumulated very slowly this year, but many areas in Lower Michigan are now or will shortly be in the optimum application window for applying plant growth regulators to control annual bluegrass seedheads on golf courses.
Posted on April 11, 2018 by Kevin Frank, Michigan S…

Phil Owen, CGCS to Receive 2018 GAM Superintendent Award of Merit

Posted on April 13th, 2018
Phil Owen, CGCS
The 2018 Golf Association of Michigan Superintendent Award of Merit will be presented to MiGCSA Class AA Member formerly of Warwick Hills Country Club Phil Owen, CGCS, at the GAM Annual Meeting on May 8th at the University of Michigan Golf Course. Phil will be pre

Timing Crabgrass Preemergence Applications

Posted on April 13th, 2018
Forsythia bush on MSU’s campus in early stages of bloom. Blooming forsythia bushes are a good environmental indicator for pre-emergence timing. Photo by Kevin Frank, MSU
Spring has been very slow to arrive this year and turf managers from professionals to do it yourself homeowners are eager to g

Winter’s Last Gasp, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on April 9th, 2018
Poa annua is highly susceptible to injury from cycles of thawing and freezing. Areas where water from melting snow collects and refreezes need to be closely monitored.
A freight train of storms have been racing from the Pacific Northwest to the Eastern Seaboard throughout the past few weeks. As the

Don’t Let Hard Water Make Weeds Hard To Control, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on April 9th, 2018
Adding ammonium sulfate to the spray solution can improve herbicide performance for those dealing with hard water. 
Hard water – caused by the presence of dissolved cations such as calcium, magnesium and iron – affects about 85 percent of the country and has been shown to reduce
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