Yet another record for rounds..

Posted on September 30th, 2020

Earlier today Golf Datatech released the August rounds played report which shows that rounds were up 20.6% year-over-year. That sets another new record for the biggest increase in a peak season month since they began tracking rounds two decades ago. We’re talking about a lift of roughly 10 milli

Adam Palmatier, new Helena Sales Representative Central/West Michigan

Posted on September 17th, 2020
With great expectations Helena would like to take this opportunity to inform the Membership of the MiGCSA that Adam Palmatier is your new Helena Sales Representative in the Central/West Michigan. As many of you know Adam comes to us from Michigan State University where he was the Operations Coordi…

The Churn, National Golf Foundation

Posted on September 10th, 2020
The big question in March and April was whether golf courses and retail would reopen and remain open. In May and June, we wondered how quickly and strongly the golf economy would bounce back from spring losses. Then, in July and August, our curiosity turned towards understanding how golfers were beh…

2020 MiGCSA State Championship

Posted on September 10th, 2020
The Michigan Golf Course Superintendents Association (MiGCSA) has a new State Champion. On August 18th MiGCSA Members came to Timber Ridge Golf Club in Bath, MI to compete in the 13th annual MiGCSA State Championship. The host Superintendent at Timber Ridge is Bob Stipcak, CGCS. The event started…

September Is 100 Hole Hike Month to Support Youth on Course

Posted on September 8th, 2020
Members of the GAM staff will participate in the 100 Hole Hike fundraiser for Youth on Course on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Chandler Park GC. All team members will play 100 holes that day, walking and carrying their own bags. The team is taking pledges for play, and all proceeds will go to the GAM Foundation

Michigan Golf Journal, September 2020

Posted on September 8th, 2020
Updates on Oakland Hills South Course rebuild, Forest Dunes, and Reynolds Lake Oconee (GA). Plus a Superintendent’s viewpoint on Covid, 2 MSU golfers who made us proud at the U.S. Amateur, a really cool Golf and Elk Viewing Tour through the woods at Thunder Bay Resort, new Jack Nicklaus irons…

Minimizing Golf Cart Damage in the Rough, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on September 8th, 2020
Maintaining a healthy, dense stand of turf in shaded areas where tree roots actively compete with turfgrass is a difficult proposition. Add golf cart traffic to the mix and turf conditions can quickly deteriorate, resulting in poor-quality lies and even bare ground. This was the challenge at Lake…

ONE STEP AT A TIME: Brett White Wins Turtle Creek Casino Michigan Open

Posted on September 4th, 2020
ACME – Brett White knows all about taking things one step at a time.   It’s how he handled therapy in coming back from a life-threatening brain infection three years ago, and it’s how he handled going wire-to-wire to win the $115,000 Turtle Creek Casino Michigan Open Championship Thursd…

2020 Northern Fundraiser Results

Posted on September 4th, 2020
Thanks to the staff at Forest Dunes the event went off perfectly in every way. Many attendees asked to try to find a way to repeat this annually and we are looking into options right now for 2021, keep the last week before Labor Day open if you can and stay tuned. Thank you to MiGCSA members Rob Falconer, Lo…
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