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Collar Protection USGA Northeast Region Update

Posted on August 30th, 2021
By: John Daniels, agronomist, Northeast Region
Putting green perimeters routinely receive an abundance of traffic from maintenance activities. The constant starting, stopping and turning of mowers, rollers and other pieces of equipment can take a toll on the green edges and surrounding colla…

Tiger’s Long Tale

Posted on August 30th, 2021

Tiger Woods is one of the very best things that ever happened to golf. A quarter century ago, he turned pro, and two simple words reshaped the business of golf. We’ve been asked countless times about Tiger’s impact on golf, whether it’s in terms of participation, eyeballs or engagement. Now, 2

Canton’s James Piot Makes History, Wins 121st U.S. Amateur Championship

Posted on August 24th, 2021

August 16, 2021 GAM News

Written By: Mary-Jo Green & Greg Johnson  
OAKMONT, Pa. – James Piot made golf history, including some in his home state by becoming the first Michigan native to win the U.S. Amateur Championship Sunday at Oakmont Country Club.
The 22-year-old Canton resident an

The Beasts in the Bunkers, USGA Northeast Region Update

Posted on August 23rd, 2021
By: Elliott Dowling, agronomist, Northeast Region
  The season of sand wasps and cicada-killer wasps has returned. In the Northeast, these insects generally appear on golf courses from midsummer until early fall. The two wasps in question look menacing and some people cannot believe that t…

Support the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame; 2021 Raffle Features 20 Foursome Prizes

Posted on August 23rd, 2021
BIG RAPIDS – It’s 20 chances to win free golf for $20 in the 2021 Michigan Golf Hall of Fame Raffle.   Purchasing a $20 ticket, one of just 550 being sold, gives golfers a chance to win one of 20 golf foursomes donated to the MGHOF by 20 of Michigan’s finest golf course properties.   T…

Course supply leveling out

Posted on August 19th, 2021

This could be the year golf course supply in the U.S. levels out. For about the past 15 years, total supply in the world’s biggest golf market has been slowly contracting, reflecting a ‘correction’ in response to an overbuild of golf courses over the prior 15-year period.
 
While we’re

Mark Pena Joins Baker Vehicle to Service Michigan

Posted on August 5th, 2021
  We are pleased to announce that Mark Pena has joined our sales team. Mark comes to us with a wealth of industry experience, including five years with Jacobsen as a Territory Sales Manager. Mark is a familiar face to many in Michigan, as part of his time with Jacobsen Mark covered the Michigan gol…

Michigan Golf Journal, August Edition

Posted on August 5th, 2021
We are PACKED with great stories on topics like: Shanty Creek’s expansion to 90 golf holes; a local assistant pro being called on to caddie at the Rocket Mortgage Classic — twice; Michigan’s only female head Superintendent; 2 stories on the remaking of Oakland Hills South from p…

Course Architect Chris Wilczynski develops Master Plan for CC of Lansing

Posted on August 4th, 2021
LANSING, Mich. – To mark its centennial year as the Country Club of Lansing, the club that was first founded in 1908 as The Lansing Golf Club, has hired Saline, Michigan course architect Chris Wilczynski, ASGCA to develop a master plan for the course originally designed by William Langford and The…
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