Adam Palmatier Promoted to Branch Manager with Helena

Posted on January 21st, 2022
We are pleased to announce that Adam Palmatier has accepted the position of Branch Manager at Michigan Specialty in Dansville, MI. Adam started his career with Helena in 2020 servicing the golf, lawn care, nursery-greenhouse and sports turf markets in western Michigan as a sales representative o…

Participation and engagement rise again

Posted on January 21st, 2022
With the Omicron variant leading us into year three of Covid-19, the virus seemingly continues to benefit golf even while hampering parts of the economy and frustrating millions ready to be ‘done’ with it.
NGF’s participation research shows overall golf participation increased by

Flickinger to lead GCSAA Foundation as executive director

Posted on January 7th, 2022
Newly created position will focus on fundraising, expanding the breadth of the Foundation Ryan FlickingerLawrence, Kan. (Jan. 3, 2022) – Ryan Flickinger, CFRE, a fundraising professional with more than two decades of experience, has been named as executive director of the GCSAA Foundation, the phila…

Looking back at 2021… Looking forward to 2022

Posted on January 6th, 2022
Hey, Ted (aka Hollywood) here. So, I snuck into Joe’s office and commandeered his bi-weekly message from NGF for this week.
First… CONGRATULATIONS! You did it. You didn’t just get through 2021, you (and golf) rocked 2021!
There was no script. No “here’s howR

Michigan Golf Journal January Edition

Posted on January 6th, 2022
Click on cover to read the January edition, which includes all the headlines above, plus Junior Golfers of the Year, Michigan News and Notes, Golf Tips for Learning in groups, and a new destination golf course coming to metro Detroit.

Leadership Lowdown | They Make It Look Easy!

Posted on December 29th, 2021
From the bag drop experience to the 19th hole storytelling fun, golf course superintendents want your experience to be problem-free so you can enjoy the day and work on your game. The job is challenging and demanding, but the team of professionals are working hard to keep the game pure and to meet the d…

Heritage Scholarship Deadline January 14th

Posted on December 29th, 2021
2021 Heritage Scholarship is Open
Application Deadline is January 14th The Michigan Golf Course Superintendents Association is pleased to again offer the Heritage Scholarship. The award is available to dependents of current members of the MiGCSA in good standing pursuing a degree at a po

We did it … we will beat last year’s rounds

Posted on December 17th, 2021
Last year was a banner year for rounds-played, despite virus-related spring shutdowns that affected half the nation’s courses. This year will be even better.
While ‘official’ year-end data won’t be available until late January, we can confidently say that 2021 total rounds will
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