November Michigan Golf Journal

Posted on November 7th, 2019
Welcome to the NOV 2019 edition … featuring a Salute to Veterans, Drive Chip and Putt MI Qualifiers, MSU’s Golf Team Trip to Scotland, MI Golf Course of the Year, GAM #100 and much more …
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Jerry Husemann of BASF to Retire

Posted on November 7th, 2019
Long time MiGCSA Member and Sales Representative of Platinum Partner BASF will retire on December 15th. On behalf of the entire MiGCSA Board of Directors and Membership we extend our thanks for Jerry’s steadfast support. Below is a statement from BASF on his contribution to their business a…

The Back Nine Is Just Fine For A Partial Round, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on November 1st, 2019
There is nothing quite like playing a round on a nice brisk day in the fall as the leaves are starting to change color. Unfortunately, shorter days mean less time for golfers looking to take advantage of the great weather. Many golfers might only be able to squeeze in nine holes or less after work before…


Posted on October 30th, 2019
East Lansing, MI – The Michigan Section PGA elected new officers for a two-year term at the Association’s Annual Meeting attended by over 200 Michigan PGA Members. The meeting was held October 28, 2019 at Eagle Eye Golf Club in East Lansing, Michigan. Bob Bales takes over as the Association’s…

Doug Kreis, David VanLoozen Headline 2019 Michigan PGA Special Award Recipients

Posted on October 30th, 2019
EAST LANSING, MI – The Michigan Section PGA honored its 2019 Special Award Winners at the President’s Dinner held Sunday, October 27th at the Country Club of Lansing. The President’s Dinner celebrated PGA Members who have excelled in their profession as well as those who have volun…

Dr. Trey Rogers III on Katrek & Maginnes on Tap

Posted on October 28th, 2019
Brian Katrek and John Maginnes chat about everything in the world of golf and debate the topics as only they can. They take calls from listeners as well as discuss the events of the day with players, professionals, and media members. Click below to hear Dr. Rogers discuss the Annual George Hamilton Cu…

Hot Dogs And Fire Ants, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on October 22nd, 2019
Fire ants are a formidable pest that can inflict severe pain on unsuspecting individuals. Just ask anyone who has been unfortunate enough to get repeatedly stung by a swarm of this invasive species. Fire ants are found throughout the southern states and inhabit a variety of landscapes, including g…

Michigan Assistant Superintendent Named to Green Start Academy Class of 2019

Posted on October 18th, 2019
One of 52 elite members selected to attend the premier educational and networking event for assistant golf course superintendents.   Cary, N.C. (October 17, 2019) – John Deere Golf and Environmental Science, a business unit of Bayer Crop Science, have announced the Green Start Academy cl…

Detroit Golf Club Named 2019 Michigan Golf Course of the Year

Posted on October 9th, 2019
EAST LANSING – Founded in 1899, Detroit Golf Club has evolved for over a century into a graceful, challenging and picturesque property with history and pedigree at every turn. Accolades have been many and the latest is its selection as the 2019 Michigan Golf Course of the Year by the Michigan Golf C…

These Paths Are Made For Walking, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on October 9th, 2019
Many facilities mow a narrow strip of shorter turf from the tee to the fairway – often referred to as a walking or courtesy path. This is done because walking through rough-height turf early in the morning when heavy dew is present can soak shoes and socks. A short grass path helps to keep early mornin…
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