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Just Released! The Latest Issue of MTF News Notes

Posted on December 1st, 2021
The Latest Issue of News Notes has been mailed, but you can view the entire digital version online!  The fall 2021 issue includes some great information for the Turfgrass Professional including some of the latest research news, a Members in the Field profile and the latest updates from the Mic

Where are all the Introductory Golf Programs for Adults?

Posted on November 29th, 2021
Consider this. There were 3 million beginning golfers in the U.S. in 2020 – a record high – and the number of newcomers will top that total this year.
 
Also consider that for every two active golfers, there’s one adult non-golfer who says they’re “very interested” in getting out on

Staying Levelheaded, USGA Northeast Region Update

Posted on November 29th, 2021
By: John Daniels, agronomist, Northeast Region
  Golf courses throughout the Northeast have begun the annual process of winterizing their irrigation systems. Draining the lines to prevent freeze damage is a welcome sight as it signals the end of the golfing season for many. However, just be…

2021 Heritage & MSU Student Scholarships

Posted on November 22nd, 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…

Raymond Hearn (ASGCA) Plans Creation of Premier Course for Inn at St. John’s

Posted on November 18th, 2021
PLYMOUTH – Award-winning Raymond Hearn Golf Course Designs, Inc., plans to create a new and unique destination golf experience at Detroit’s luxury destination resort, The Inn at St. John’s. “We are thrilled to be working with The Inn at St. John’s,” Raymond Hearn, president of his Ho…

GCSAA Chapter Delegates discuss key initiatives

Posted on November 12th, 2021
By Steve Randall – 10/22/21 67 delegates representing 72 chapters meet in person at GCSAA Headquarters and the Kansas City Airport Marriott After a virtual session in 2020, delegates from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America met in-person during a two-day event at GCSAA Head…

GAM Player of the Year

Posted on November 12th, 2021
Canton’s James Piot Tops 2021 Men’s Points List FARMINGTON HILLS – James Piot of Canton, who this summer became the only Michigan golfer to ever win the U.S. Amateur Championship, said after being named the GAM Men’s Player of the Year in 2020 that he wanted to finish 2021 tournaments with mo…

2021 AWARD WINNERS: Michigan Golf Course Association Announces Honorees

Posted on November 10th, 2021
Brenda Velandra, owner and general manager at Raisin Valley Golf Club in Tecumseh, Joseph M. Vargas Jr. of Michigan State University’s science and turfgrass faculty, and the Midnight Golf Program of Detroit were announced today as the 2021 Award Winners by the Michigan Golf Course Association…

Rethinking the Retention Question

Posted on November 5th, 2021
As golf’s pandemic-fueled high tide reaches its 18th month in the U.S., we continue to field questions about the mid- and longer-term sustainability of more players and higher engagement, which generally steers us toward discussions about customer happiness and loyalty. For years the resear
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