Gold Partner Baker Vehicle Parts Department

Posted on May 25th, 2021
Often the “unsung heroes” of our company, we’re proud of our Parts Department! Some of you know our Parts Manager, Dave Sickels. He and his staff of four (Tim Czech, Dennis Baird, Heather Andreano and John Reboudo) have been keeping equipment up and running throughout Ohio and now Michigan wi…

NGF Research Bulletin: April Rounds Numbers Are In

Posted on May 25th, 2021

The question for April 2021 wasn’t whether the number of rounds of golf would be up nationwide, it was “how much” they would be up. The results are in and the jump was indeed significant, with year-over-year rounds up more than 81% nationwide in April. That pushes the year-to-date total to +44%

First period done, two to go

Posted on May 21st, 2021

Given the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs this week, I thought a hockey analogy might be appropriate. What, you say? Consider that the golf year, like a hockey game, really has three distinct periods:   
  • January-April (in the books)
  • May-August (underway)
  • September-December 

Michigan Golf Alliance Employee Recruitment Campaign

Posted on May 20th, 2021
The Michigan Golf Alliance has joined together in a social media campaign on Facebook and Instagram to help their members find employees. The cost around this campaign was shared between the Golf Association of Michigan, The Michigan Golf Course Association, The Michigan Section PGA & Great…

Weather Update with Dr. Jeff Andresen for May 18, 2021

Posted on May 18th, 2021
May 18, 2021 Michigan State University Turfgrass Science Dry conditions continue across most of the lower peninsula of Michigan with summer like temperatures expected by the end of the week.  

Legendary golf course architect Arthur Hills dies at 91

Posted on May 18th, 2021
Hills designed more than 200 new courses in his prolific career. SUBSCRIBE May 18, 2021 Golf Course Industry staff
Arthur Hills
, ASGCA Fellow and Past President, died May 18, 2021, in Toledo. He was age 91.
A graduate of both Michigan State University (science) and the University of Michigan (lands…

Great Oaks CC develops master plan by golf course architect Chris Wilczynski

Posted on May 18th, 2021
ROCHESTER, Mich. – A desire to develop a comprehensive plan that will remain consistent for years to come, as well as a need to resolve a specific issue on the golf course, prompted Great Oaks Country Club to develop its first master plan in over two decades. The club’s board turned to Saline,…
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