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To Treat or Not to Treat? USGA Northeast Region Update

Posted on October 15th, 2021
John Daniels, agronomist, Northeast Region
White grub damage has been showing up over the past several weeks in many areas of the Northeast. I wouldn’t be surprised to find grub activity in areas that were treated earlier in the year with a preventative insecticide because above-average precip…

Don’t Spend Money Without a Plan, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on October 15th, 2021
By: Zach Nicoludis, agronomist, Central Region
  With many facilities seeing an increase in revenue due to more rounds being played, USGA agronomists are hearing an uptick in discussions about where investments can be made to improve golf courses. While this is good news, a desire to invest i…

Singles Matches Rally Lifts GAM Team to Victory in 49th Fuller Cup Matches

Posted on October 13th, 2021
HIGHLAND – The Golf Association of Michigan (GAM) Team trailed the Michigan Section PGA Team 4-2 after morning four-ball matches but rallied in singles matches to win the 49th Fuller Cup Matches Tuesday at Prestwick Village Golf Club. Seven singles wins and a tie out of the 12 afternoon matches pr…

Congratulations to the 2021 Michigan Golf Hall of Fame Class

Posted on October 12th, 2021
David Graham, former executive director of the Golf Association of Michigan, Holt’s Julie Massa, a dominant senior golfer, Bay City’s Roy Schultheiss, a winner of both the Michigan Amateur and the GAM Championship, and Dick Stewart, a celebrated former head PGA golf professional at Kalamaz…

A new norm, or an old norm?

Posted on October 12th, 2021
The question continues to be asked whether the current higher levels of demand, seemingly for all things golf, can be sustained. If you believe in history repeating itself, the answer is “Yes.”
 
To put today’s market demand in context, we looked at per capita1 wholesale sales of golf eq…

Cones and acorns appear in copious quantities this fall

Posted on October 12th, 2021
Bert Cregg, Michigan State University Extension, Departments of Horticulture and Forestry –  Past tree stresses contribute to heavy crop of cones and nuts.
Acorns on trees.
Photo 1. Oaks and other trees are producing a heavy crop of nuts (mast) in Michigan this year. Photo by Ber

Sweetgrass Named 2021 Michigan Golf Course of the Year

Posted on October 11th, 2021
EAST LANSING – Island Resort & Casino’s original course, Sweetgrass, has been selected as the 2021 Michigan Golf Course of the Year by the Michigan Golf Course Association (MGCA). One of two courses at the Upper Peninsula resort 13 miles west of Escanaba in Harris, Sweetgrass opened in 200…

Michigan Golf Journal, October Edition

Posted on October 11th, 2021
This OCTOBER edition features a quality list of fun and informative stories: Troy Athens student caps wonderful prep golf career conquering the challenges of Autism … Great IRELAND golf on a budget … Michigan leads the country in Golf.com rankings for affordable high-end golf ̷…

2021 Western Golf Day Fundraiser

Posted on October 6th, 2021
It was a great day for the MiGCSA Members and friends took part in the 2021 Western Golf Day Fundraiser at Spring Lake Country Club on Monday September 27th. This event is the second of the three fundraisers the MiGCSA has every year. All of the proceeds from these events go to fund the future of our indus…
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