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July Michigan Golf Journal

Posted on June 30th, 2020
Check out the July magazine that features 2 historic courses in Mich, a road rip to southern Indiana, Currie Golf Course’s recovery from the Midland flood, U.P. golf packages, Harbor Shores 10 years later, Michiganders on the LPGA Tour and a special Ladies Day clinic in west Michigan …

Ann Arbor’s Tyler Copp Claims 109th Michigan Amateur Championship

Posted on June 29th, 2020
HARBOR SPRINGS – Tyler Copp of Ann Arbor had never won a golf tournament where they handed him a microphone and asked him to say a few words, but he handled a short thank you speech capably. He also handled his golf especially well in winning the 109th Michigan Amateur Championship presented by Carl…

Golf Operations Roundtable, June 24th 2020

Posted on June 25th, 2020

Welcome Back to Golf from the GAM

Posted on June 19th, 2020
By Chris Whitten Three short months ago, a natural excitement was building for spring and the beginning of the golf season. None of us knew how life was about to change. COVID-19 made a dramatic impact on Michiganders. Now, as regions of the state are in various stages of returning, golf is happy to be a…

Roller Traffic Management, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on June 19th, 2020
June 19, 2020 Zach Nicoludis, agronomist, Central Region
      Managing roller traffic more effectively will help prevent damage from repetitive traffic. Putting quality improves when greens are rolled, but mechanical wear becomes a concern when rolling is performed frequent…

Golfers, Courses See Uptick in May Play

Posted on June 16th, 2020
by National Golf Foundation June 2020 With golf back open for play in all 50 states in May, 88% of surveyed courses indicated that their rounds-played for the month was the same or higher than normal for this time of year, backing up anecdotal reports that engagement has been strong as golf rest…

April 2020 National Rounds Played

Posted on June 16th, 2020
Coronavirus takes a toll, with 42% decline by National Rounds Played Coalition June 2020   Click image to view the full April 2020 National Golf Rounds Played Report   With more than half of U.S. golf courses shut down for most of April, national rounds played were down 42% during th…

Don’t Be Afraid to Go Around in Circles, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on June 10th, 2020
John Daniels, agronomist, Central Region
Going around in circles is usually not a good thing, but when it comes to mowing fairways and tees it can be just what the turf needs. Circle mowing – where an operator continuously makes wide, overlapping turns – is an effective surface management techn…

New, free poison ivy bulletin available for ID, control and more

Posted on June 10th, 2020
MSU Extension has released a new bulletin on identifying poison ivy, look-alike species, the irritant substance and options for control. Erin Hill and Angela Tenney, Michigan State University, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences –  Did you kn…

June Michigan Golf Journal

Posted on June 4th, 2020
Detroit Lions QB Matt Stafford talks golf, interview with the reigning Sr. PGA Champion, Lawton High boys team is led by a girl, Hunters Ridge’s 25th year; and more…
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