Rounds Played Increase Slightly in 2019 Despite Second-Wettest Year on Record

Posted on February 18th, 2020
National Golf Foundation By Tom Mackin February 2020 The golf gods can be a fickle bunch but they have nothing on Mother Nature, producer of the one element general managers or course superintendents can’t control. The good news? Rounds played in the U.S. were up 1.5% last year over 2018, wi…

Fabulous Foursome Elected to Michigan Golf Hall of Fame

Posted on February 18th, 2020
BIG RAPIDS – David Graham, former executive director of the Golf Association of Michigan, Holt’s Julie Massa, a dominant senior golfer, Bay City’s Roy Schultheiss, a winner of both the Michigan Amateur and the GAM Championship, and Dick Stewart, a celebrated former head PGA golf professio…

February Michigan Golf Journal

Posted on February 13th, 2020
February features Buddy Trip Ideas for Boyne Resorts, Jack Nicklaus’ The Bear Turns 35, MSU Basketball’s Jack Hoiberg, a Father-Son Getaway to Myrtle Beach, Remembering Golf Architect Icon Pete Dye, a Michigander Competing at Augusta National, and more … Click on Cover belo…

Fulling Elected 84th President of GCSAA

Posted on February 13th, 2020
Lawrence, Kan. (Jan. 30, 2020) – John R. Fulling Jr., the certified golf course superintendent (CGCS) and grounds and facilities manager at Kalamazoo (Mich.) Country Club was elected to a one-year term as president of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) at th…

2020 GAM Superintendent of the Year Award

Posted on February 10th, 2020
Nominations are Open Receiving the GAM Superintendent Award of Merit is a special honor bestowed upon a Superintendent who has demonstrated leadership, professionalism, good character and high standards of conduct through pursuits associated with Golf Course Grounds Maintenance and Care. T…

Depth Matters, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on February 7th, 2020
February 07, 2020 John Daniels, agronomist, Central Region
At the 2020 Golf Industry Show, I joined several USGA agronomists on stage to discuss putting green aeration and sand topdressing trends. We covered a wide range of topics, including everything from different types of cultivation equip…

GCSAA Unveils Health Insurance Access for Members

Posted on February 7th, 2020
by Jan 30, 2020 | Angela Hartmann Lawrence, Kan. (Jan. 29, 2020) – The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) has partnered with Association Health Programs (AHP), an insurance broker, to offer health insurance access as a membership benefit. The program will be ava…

Key Findings of Distance Insights Project Released by USGA & R&A

Posted on February 6th, 2020
By USGA and The R&A The USGA and The R&A have issued the Distance Insights Report, which provides comprehensive research and analysis on the contributors to, and long-term impacts of, hitting distance in golf. After extensive stakeholder research, the report features more than 100 year…

Should Golf Carts Be Permitted To Drive On Dormant Turf? USGA Central Region Update

Posted on February 4th, 2020
A reprieve from winter weather can serve up an opportunity for golfers to play when they would otherwise be dreaming of teeing it up in a warmer climate. While rounds played during the offseason can drive unexpected revenue, especially if golfers use a cart, don’t overlook the impact winter cart t…
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