Doug Johanningsmeier, DSR Harrell’s LLC Elected President MTF

Posted on January 31st, 2019
Doug Johanningsmeier, Southeast MI Territory Manager for Harrell’s LLC one of the nation’s largest distributors of branded fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides has been elected President of the Michigan Turfgrass Foundation at the Foundations annual meeting Jan 22nd in East Lansin…

LaVern “Tump” Roy Dingman – December 20, 1944 – January 29, 2019

Posted on January 30th, 2019
LaVern “Tump” Dingman, age 74, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Hurley Medical Center in Flint after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease and Cancer. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Friday, February 1, 2019 at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Durand Chapel. D…

Tree Root Turmoil, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on January 21st, 2019
Tree roots can cause significant moisture and nutrient stress to turf. As such, many golf course superintendents sever troublesome feeder roots from trees at appropriate intervals to minimize stress to putting greens, tees, fairways and other key areas of the course. A variety of implements can…

Jack Nicklaus to Headline GAM Centennial Celebration

Posted on January 16th, 2019
FARMINGTON HILLS – Golf legend Jack Nicklaus will headline a gala June Golf Association of Michigan Foundation fundraiser at Oakland Hills Country Club to help honor the association’s centennial. The GAM 100 CELEBRATION on Monday, June 17, will include golf on the famed South Course, with pr…

January 8th, 2019 MiGCSA Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Posted on January 15th, 2019
On January 8th, 2019 the MiGCSA Board of Directors convened for a meeting at Bucks Run Golf Club in Mt. Pleasant hosted by Vice President Jeff Sweet, CGCS. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions please email and they will be shared with the Board. Full Meeting Minutes Her

Michael Fatke, Obituary

Posted on January 11th, 2019
Michael “Mike” Fatke, 55, passed away on Jan. 2, 2019, with his wife and best friend of over 32 years, Molly (Cichy) by his side. Together they fought a courageous year-long battle in hopes of conquering Mike’s cancer, and also had the support of family, friends, co-workers, col…

Golf Association of Michigan Plans Celebration Events to Mark Centennial

Posted on January 4th, 2019
FARMINGTON HILLS – A special centennial Annual Meeting in April, a June gala fundraiser that includes golf at Oakland Hills Country Club, and the passing of the leadership baton with the naming of a new executive director will highlight 2019 for the Golf Association of Michigan. “We are celebr…
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