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Grassroots Ambassador Barton Welcomes Representative Stevens

Posted on September 18th, 2019
by Shane Conroy | Sep 16, 2019
Great Lakes regional representative
A former assistant golf course superintendent, Shane joined the GCSAA staff in 2015. He resides in Chicago, Ill.
Tel: 800.472.7878, ext. 3635
Field staff report Kyle Barton, the head golf course superintendent at Tam-O-Shanter C…

Fall Updates from The MSU Turf Team

Posted on September 16th, 2019
Fall Updates
Dr. Kevin W. Frank
Michigan State University
Thanks for your continued support of the MSU Turf Team and the Michigan Turfgrass Foundation. As the summer winds down and fall begins in earnest I’ve posted several articles regarding current conditions and especially for those in

The Time To Seed Is Now, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on September 10th, 2019
Late summer through early fall is the ideal time to establish cool-season turf species from seed in the northern U.S. Soil temperatures are high enough to encourage rapid seed germination and there are minimal complications from disease activity or weed encroachment. In addition, the threat fro…

Michigan Wee One Recipient Returns to School This Fall

Posted on September 4th, 2019
Unlike most kids his age, Hunter Johnson is looking forward to the end of Summer and the start of the upcoming school year. That might seem unusual, but Hunter Johnson is not like most kids in many ways. Johnson, 18-year-old son of Gary Johnson, assistant superintendent at Red Run Golf Club (Royal Oak…

Apsey Defends State Championship in 2019

Posted on September 4th, 2019
The Michigan Golf Course Superintendents Association (MiGCSA) has a new State Champion. On August 28th MiGCSA Members came to The Emerald Golf Club in St. Johns, MI to compete in the 12th annual MiGCSA State Championship. The host Superintendent at The Emerald is Troy Looney along with host MiGCSA…

Supplemental Sand Topdressing, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on August 21st, 2019
How strong is the turfgrass along the edges of your putting greens? Is it thick and uniform or thin and uneven? It is quite common to see cool-season turf struggling along the perimeter of the putting surface at this time of year. Much of this damage can be attributed to mechanical injury from routine m…

The Ally Challenge at Warwick Hills

Posted on August 14th, 2019
The Ally Challenge at Warwick Hills September 9th-15th has positions open for ground staff volunteers.
  • Morning and afternoon shifts available
  • Tasks include: bunker raking, divot filling, moisture metering, weed whipping, greens, tee and fairway mowing
  • Admission to watch golf & attend th

Michigan Golf Journal, August 2019

Posted on August 9th, 2019
Welcome to the AUGUST edition of Michigan Golf Journal featuring: Jack Nicklaus returning to Grand Blanc, 2 Michigan Men on the PGA Tour, 5 course reviews, 2 high school players did the right thing … and so much more. Click on Cover below to Read.

2020 Spring Meeting, Save the Date!

Posted on August 6th, 2019
The 2020 Spring Meeting will be held at Greektown Casino in downtown Detroit on February 26th & 27th. The schedule will remain the same as the best 24 hours in turf starting at 1:00 on Wednesday the 26th and ending at 12:30 on Thursday the 27th. More details on speakers, pricing and more coming soon
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