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Windshield Notepad, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on July 28th, 2021
July 16, 2021 Zach Nicoludis, agronomist, Central Region
Conducting Course Consulting Service visits throughout the Midwest creates opportunities to observe a wide range of strategies superintendents have implemented to achieve success. Some of these are complex and expensiv…

Getting A Handle on Thatchy Fairways, USGA Northeast Region Update

Posted on July 28th, 2021
July 16, 2021 John Daniels, agronomist, Northeast Region
  Too much thatch can cause a myriad of agronomic and playability concerns on golf course fairways. During wet periods, the thatch can swell like a sponge and lead to turf scalping when mowing. This issue is unsightly and can cause signi…

Michigan Golf Hall of Fame to Induct 2021 Class on Oct. 3

Posted on July 28th, 2021
BIG RAPIDS – The Michigan Golf Hall of Fame class elected in February of 2020 will have its induction day on Sunday, Oct. 3, at Ferris State University’s Katke Golf Club, home of the Ken Janke Sr. Golf Learning Center and the hall of fame.   In early 2020 the newest MGHOF class was announced. It…

GCSAA Legacy Award Winners Announced

Posted on July 21st, 2021
By: Kelsey Underwood Scholarship program assists children and grandchildren of association members Lawrence, Kan. (July 20, 2021) – The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) has awarded 20 college scholarships as part of its Legacy Awards program. To be eligibl…

Will my turf recover from recent flooding?

Posted on July 19th, 2021
Kevin Frank, Michigan State University Extension, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences –  Recent rainfall events caused flooding on golf courses, lawns and other turf areas. Depending on how long the turf was submerged and whether soil deposition occ…

July, Michigan Golf Journal

Posted on July 12th, 2021
This JULY edition features a quality list of fun and informative stories: Learn about the teenage golfer who doesn’t have a right hand, or the Concours d’Elegance classic car show in Plymouth, the 100-year-old Klinger Lake CC in Sturgis, and multiple results from GAM championships t…

Betsie Valley golf course renovations begin

Posted on July 8th, 2021
Manistee News Advocate  
Construction has started on the front nine of Betsie Valley, one of Crystal Mountain’s two golf courses. The improvements were designed by renowned golf course architect A. John Harvey Golf Course Design, LLC, will improve the playe…

Golf: There’s an app for that

Posted on July 7th, 2021

When the iOS App store opened in 2008 – less than a month after Tiger’s dramatic U.S. Open playoff win at Torrey Pines – 500 applications were available for Apple Users to download. Today, they have their pick of about 2 million apps, while Android users have 2.8MM available through the Google P
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