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Yes, yet another record month for rounds played

Posted on October 23rd, 2020
We’ve said it before, that “Autumn is golf’s best season.” This year it could literally be true.
 
The September numbers are in and Golf Datatech is reporting almost a 26% jump in rounds played versus a year ago. Percentage-wise, this is the largest YOY increase so far this year and repr…

Support for the GAM Foundation

Posted on October 20th, 2020
     
The Golf Association of Michigan Foundation Inc. was established to provide access to golf for the people of Michigan. We have found a unique, proven program called Youth On Course that began in Northern California and is spreading across the nation BECAUSE IT WORKS! The progr

Slow and expensive

Posted on October 19th, 2020
This week’s message features David Lorentz, NGF’s Chief Research Officer. In a recent article about pandemic winners and losers, New York Magazine described golf – one of its winners – as “slow and expensive.”
 
These are just two of the game’s unflattering perceptions (ther…

Stoatin Brae Named 2020 Michigan Golf Course of the Year

Posted on October 19th, 2020
EAST LANSING – Developed in 2016, Stoatin Brae has become the jewel of the Gull Lake View Golf and Resort collection in Augusta, Mich. Accolades have been many for the young golf course and the latest is its selection as the 2020 Michigan Golf Course of the Year by the Michigan Golf Course Associatio…

Don’t Sleep on Rhizomes, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on October 16th, 2020
October 16, 2020 Zach Nicoludis, agronomist, Central Region
  Kentucky bluegrass, like bermudagrass, has the ability to recover from belowground rhizomes, which can make it a good candidate for use on practice tees. As any golf season progresses, many superintendents become hard-presse…

Primera announces strategic reorganization, new hire

Posted on October 14th, 2020
  Cleveland Heights, OH – October 2020 Promotions and new assignments expand to create Primera’s Cooperative Services Team and a new hire to serve as Vice President of Business Development. “Any time a new leader joins an organization, they evaluate the skills and talen…

Virtual Field Day Videos Available

Posted on October 8th, 2020
The MSU Turfgrass Virtual Field Day was presented by the turfgrass science team on September 23rd.  The recordings from both sessions are now available to view online. Michigan Turfgrass Foundation  Lawn Care and Athletic Fields Virtual Field Day
  1. The long term evaluation and compari

John R. Fulling Jr. Leadership Scholarship

Posted on October 8th, 2020
On September 28th at the 2020 Western Golf Day Fundraiser at Kalamazoo Country Club a new scholarship was announced that will be available for MiGCSA Members starting in 2021. The MiGCSA Scholarship Committee has proposed, and the board has approved the new John R. Fulling Jr. Leadership Scholars…

Michigan Golf Journal, OCT 2020 edition

Posted on October 8th, 2020
OCTOBER features a HUGE lineup of great golf news in Michigan just as our 2020 outdoor golf season slows down:
From a preview of American Dunes — Jack Nicklaus’ salute to military families in Grand Haven — to a sit down Q&A with NBC sportscaster Mike Tirico; an updated look at K…

GIS registration opens next week

Posted on October 7th, 2020
Education is the cornerstone of the the virtual 2021 GIS. As the largest education conference in the industry, the virtual format in 2021 offers the unique opportunity for education to be available in your space, at your pace with all the experts in one place. The lineup features 88 sessions and 14 tr…
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