GCSAA Presidents with Michigan Roots

Posted on April 30th, 2021
  It’s been over a year since a meeting has been held in the Hancock Turfgrass Research Center and none are scheduled, however, rest assured things are up to date. This week farm manager Jesse Scholl added a photograph of John Fulling, CGCS Kalamazoo CC, to the framed display GCSAA Presidents…

MSU turf students expand skills through spring internships

Posted on April 27th, 2021
Beth Bonsall –  Despite COVID-19 constraints, students receive in-person experience during the spring 2021 semester at golf courses around the country while taking online classes.
Presented with the unique challenges caused by COVID-19, Michigan State Univ

Cleared for takeoff?

Posted on April 23rd, 2021

The comeback of commercial aviation is underway in the U.S., which no doubt bodes well for many in the golf business. Despite an increased willingness to trundle down the open highways last year, golfers made far fewer trips in 2020 (at least 50% fewer, we now estimate), which impacted resorts and bu

Fast grass: Techniques to accelerate turf establishment

Posted on April 20th, 2021
An agronomist outlines five common strategies for quick turf establishment, explores their pros and cons compared with conventional grassing, and shares tips for implementing each. July 1996 | Jonathon L. Scott, CGCS  Filed to: Construction, Renovation Fast turfgrass establishment

Prevention Begins at 55, USGA Northeast Region Update

Posted on April 20th, 2021
By: John Daniels, agronomist, Northeast Region
Whether you’re trying to prevent crabgrass or troublesome soil-borne diseases, 55 degrees Fahrenheit is an important number to remember. That is the soil temperature at which preventative treatments should occur for many turf diseases includ…

The Impact of Late-Season Nitrogen Application, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on April 20th, 2021
By: Zach Nicoludis, agronomist, Central Region With favorable weather conditions throughout much of the Midwest, agronomic teams have had the opportunity to hit the ground running with course assessments and all the maintenance practices that must be completed in the spring. For those that imp…

Muskegon Country Club sold to regional golf club collective

Posted on April 14th, 2021
By Rose White | MUSKEGON, MI – The historic Muskegon Country Club is set to be acquired and operated by a West Michigan ownership group of golf clubs and restaurants. The RedWater Collection, formerly known as Watermark Properties, signed a purchase agreement to buy 113…

Survey: Mental health in the golf industry

Posted on April 9th, 2021
  Syngenta asked golf industry professionals about the past year’s impact on job-related stress and their mental health. Here, a look at the findings, and resources for those who may need support.       Golf course superintendent mental health Image by Freepik
Pandemic-plagued 2020 was tough on almost everyone ev…
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