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Inside golf’s grass seed shortage

Posted on September 30th, 2021
GCM takes an in-depth look at the factors driving the current shortage, what lies ahead, and what seed-shorthanded superintendents can do right now. September 23, 2021 | Andrew Hartsock Turfgrass seed shortage
A diminished supply of seed for nearly all golf course grass species has prices high and ma

Tree Trouble, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on September 29th, 2021
By: Paul Jacobs, agronomist, Central Region
The growing environment that turf occupies is the most influential factor on turf health and reliability – bar none. There are differences in light requirements and “ideal” growing environments depending on whether cool-season…

Tee It Forward – Ten Years Later

Posted on September 29th, 2021
Ten years ago, the PGA of America and the USGA announced a joint initiative encouraging golfers to play from tees that best suited their game. Tee It Forward was inspired by the thinking of Barney Adams, founder of Adams Golf, who argued many golfers were playing from tees that were too long given how f…

Fall armyworm egg masses hatching now could bring new turf damage soon

Posted on September 27th, 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 egg mass on leaf.
Photo 1. Fall armyworm egg mass covered with hairs f

Too Much of a Good Thing, USGA Northeast Region Update

Posted on September 22nd, 2021
By: John Daniels, agronomist, Northeast Region
The summer of 2020 marked a golf resurgence. Long-forgotten golfers dusted off their clubs and droves of beginners decided to pick up the game. Memberships at private clubs swelled to the point where many have reinstituted initiation fees and some e…

It’s Been a Pesty Year September, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on September 22nd, 2021
By: Zach Nicoludis, agronomist, Central Region
  The 2021 golf season has certainly been filled with a wide range of challenges. When it comes to managing insect pests, both ants and armyworms have been frequent topics of discussion on Course Consulting Service visits this year. Ants have be…

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…
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