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Take The Scenic Route, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on May 15th, 2020
By: Zach Nicoludis, agronomist, Central Region Many changes have been implemented at golf courses to accommodate social distancing and reduce touch points. Included in these changes is the removal of bunker rakes. Some golf courses have reported better pace of play since the rakes were removed a…

The Northern Fundraiser at Arcadia Bluffs

Posted on May 13th, 2020
After months of deliberation and discussion by phone, email and online meetings the MiGCSA Board of Directors has decided to cancel the 2020 Northern Fundraiser at Arcadia Bluffs. Please know this was not an easy decision nor was it made lightly. We have a full understanding that it may ultimately p…

It’s time for me to own it

Posted on May 11th, 2020
Thomas A. Nikolai, Ph.D. I don’t recall the exact location or date, but sometime around the dawn of the 21st century I was attending an open discussion among prominent turfgrass scientists when Dr. Karl Danneberger of The Ohio State University sarcastically asked, “I just want to know who the h…

May Michigan Golf Journal

Posted on May 5th, 2020
MAY features a look at the progress of Jack Nicklaus’ American Dunes along Lake Mich., plus the Future of Golf, PGA Tour pros’ thoughts about a no-fan Rocket Mortgage Classic, U-M golfer and MSU Alum thriving in different ways during downtime, the duel of Greywalls vs. Kingsley Club, g…

2020 Match Play Championship

Posted on May 5th, 2020


Click Here for the Championship Bracket Click Here for the Consolation Bracket FORMAT: 1. The Two Person 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 th…

Score-Posting Guidelines During Social Distancing Measures

Posted on May 5th, 2020
The USGA and GAM stand with our entire golf community during this time. We continue to urge everyone to follow the guidelines from health and governmental officials to keep you and those around you safe, and to minimize any possible exposure to coronavirus. From the perspective of the Rules of Handi

Will my turf recover from spring flooding?

Posted on May 4th, 2020
Recent rainfall events caused flooding in many lawns and other turf areas. Unless flooding was accompanied by soil deposition, most turf areas should have minimal damage. Kevin Frank, Michigan State University Extension, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences – …

Online review now available for private pesticide applicators

Posted on May 4th, 2020
Private pesticide applicators looking to take the verbal test with MDARD now have access to an online review with Michigan State University Extension. Monica Jean and Christina Curell, Michigan State University Extension –  This informat…
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