Payton Perkinson Wins Top Award in GCSAA Scholars Competition

Posted on September 14th, 2021
Eleven students will receive merit-based scholarships for golf/turf management or related fields Lawrence, Kan. (Sept. 7, 2021) Payton Perkinson, a student at Michigan State University, is the winner of the Mendenhall Award of $6,000 in the 2021 Scholars Competition offered through the Golf C…

Golf Around the World

Posted on September 14th, 2021

Did you know that 82% of countries worldwide have golf courses – from American Samoa to Zambia? Or that there are more than 38,000 courses globally? Only 7-Eleven and Subway have more physical business locations around the world, although they reach far fewer countries.1 NGF maintains th

GCSAA’s 2022 Annual Meeting

Posted on September 14th, 2021
The 2022 Annual Meeting of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America will be held on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022.  After careful evaluation by the Nominating Committee, the following members have been nominated for the GCSAA Board of Directors and will appear on the ballot: Office…

Fall armyworm is causing damage to lawns, golf courses and turfgrass areas

Posted on September 3rd, 2021
David Smitley, Michigan State University Extension, Department of Entomology –    A fall armyworm outbreak is now causing damage to lawns, golf courses and other turfgrass in some places in Michigan.
Fall armyworm caterpillars.
Fall armyworm caterpillars. Photo by Curtis Young,

Turfgrass Field Day Recap – August 11, 2021

Posted on September 3rd, 2021
For the MSU Turf Team and the more than 400 participants who came out to learn, network and participate in the study of turfgrass, it turned out to be a great day.  One day later, and it would have been a completely different story, as MSU along with many other Michigan areas, received 4 inch

Michigan Golf Journal, September Edition

Posted on September 3rd, 2021
We are PACKED with great stories on topics like: Fall golf options in Pinehurst, the home of golf … James Piot’s historic win of the U.S. Amateur at Oakmont … College golf season previews of your favorite teams … Great golf for under $50 … Girls program in Detroit R

Welcome Back to News Notes!

Posted on September 1st, 2021
News Notes was a regular publication, years back, for the Michigan Turfgrass Foundation (MTF) with information on past events, current news and events, and Turf Team reports. We plan on bringing back that same information and more! This will be the first of two issues you will receive this year, wit…

Collar Protection USGA Northeast Region Update

Posted on August 30th, 2021
By: John Daniels, agronomist, Northeast Region
Putting green perimeters routinely receive an abundance of traffic from maintenance activities. The constant starting, stopping and turning of mowers, rollers and other pieces of equipment can take a toll on the green edges and surrounding colla…

Tiger’s Long Tale

Posted on August 30th, 2021

Tiger Woods is one of the very best things that ever happened to golf. A quarter century ago, he turned pro, and two simple words reshaped the business of golf. We’ve been asked countless times about Tiger’s impact on golf, whether it’s in terms of participation, eyeballs or engagement. Now, 2

Canton’s James Piot Makes History, Wins 121st U.S. Amateur Championship

Posted on August 24th, 2021

August 16, 2021 GAM News

Written By: Mary-Jo Green & Greg Johnson  
OAKMONT, Pa. – James Piot made golf history, including some in his home state by becoming the first Michigan native to win the U.S. Amateur Championship Sunday at Oakmont Country Club.
The 22-year-old Canton resident an
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