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Keeping Irrigation Field Controller Cabinets Clean, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on November 16th, 2018
Place an insecticide strip in your irrigation field control boxes this winter to keep unwanted insects out. Winter preparations are already underway at many northern golf courses. Crews are feverishly working to complete leaf cleanup, apply preventative snow mold treatments, make final sand t…

LaFontaine Receives Matthews Award

Posted on November 8th, 2018
The MTF would like to congratulate Gordie LaFontaine for being the recipient of the 2018 Matthews Lifetime Achievement Award! The Matthews Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an individual or organization that over the span of a lifetime has provided steadfast leadership, outstanding s…

Increase The Odds For Sod USGA Central Region Update

Posted on November 6th, 2018
Don’t be the first kid on the block to winterize the irrigation system when late-season projects require sod. Late-season renovation projects usually require sod because establishing turf from seed before winter is not an option for many northern courses. So long as the ground is not froze…

Architect Chris Wilczynski to design second course at Florida’s Lakewood Ranch

Posted on November 2nd, 2018
LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL. – Five years after designing the signature course at Esplanade Golf and Country Club at Lakewood Ranch in southwest Florida, Michigan golf course architect Chris Wilczynski, ASGCA has been asked to create a second golf course at the 31,000-acre master-planned community. T…

Local Assistant Named to Green Start Academy Class of 2018

Posted on October 24th, 2018
Sloan Egan, Assistant Superintendent at Oakland Hills Country Club, is 1 of 50 elite members selected to attend the premier educational and networking event for golf course superintendents.   John Deere Golf and Environmental Science, a business unit of Bayer Crop Science, have announced…

The Heather Named 2018 Michigan Golf Course of the Year

Posted on October 23rd, 2018
HARBOR SPRINGS – Boyne Resorts’ very first golf course, The Heather, has been named the 2018 Golf Course of the Year by the Michigan Golf Course Association (MGCA). Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and opened in 1966, The Heather was the landmark golf course for Boyne Golf, and is considered t…

Make Plans To Outfox Foxtail, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on October 22nd, 2018
Foxtail and other aggressive annual grasses can quickly transform wispy stands of fescue into unplayable jungles. Some weed species, such as dandelions, are a problem you can count on seeing every spring. In contrast, many courses have good years and bad years dealing with crabgrass or goosegras…

2018 Match Play Championship Results

Posted on October 19th, 2018
The inaugural MiGCSA Match Play Championship concluded on October 4th at Muskegon Country Club. The championship match came down to the team of Bill O’Connell and Kevin Haak who advanced from the Western Bracket defeating the Detroit/Mid team of Greg Pattinson and John Francour versus the team
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