Don’t Be Afraid to Go Around in Circles, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on June 10th, 2020
John Daniels, agronomist, Central Region
Going around in circles is usually not a good thing, but when it comes to mowing fairways and tees it can be just what the turf needs. Circle mowing – where an operator continuously makes wide, overlapping turns – is an effective surface management techn…

New, free poison ivy bulletin available for ID, control and more

Posted on June 10th, 2020
MSU Extension has released a new bulletin on identifying poison ivy, look-alike species, the irritant substance and options for control. Erin Hill and Angela Tenney, Michigan State University, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences –  Did you kn…

June Michigan Golf Journal

Posted on June 4th, 2020
Detroit Lions QB Matt Stafford talks golf, interview with the reigning Sr. PGA Champion, Lawton High boys team is led by a girl, Hunters Ridge’s 25th year; and more…

Rockland Country Club Renovations

Posted on June 3rd, 2020
A Master Plan for Rockland Country Club (Sparkill, NY) designed by MiGCSA Member A. John Harvey, ASGCA, ASLA (A. John Harvey Golf Course Design, LLC) has been completed and course renovations finished. The project featured the renovation/creation of 76 bunkers and re…

MDARD Offering Tips for Mosquito Control

Posted on June 1st, 2020
LANSING – With warmer summer weather finally here, Michiganders are urged to remember to take precautions against mosquitos, ticks and the diseases they carry. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is providing guidance for safely choosing and using insect re

Opening of New Esplanade at Azario Lakewood Ranch GC by C.W. Golf Architecture

Posted on May 28th, 2020
LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL (May 18, 2020) – Taylor Morrison unveiled its new 18-hole championship golf course within the Esplanade at Azario Lakewood Ranch community on May 15. Designed by Golf Course Architect Chris Wilczynski, ASGCA, the course is now open to the public with special introductory pri…

Take The Scenic Route, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on May 15th, 2020
By: Zach Nicoludis, agronomist, Central Region Many changes have been implemented at golf courses to accommodate social distancing and reduce touch points. Included in these changes is the removal of bunker rakes. Some golf courses have reported better pace of play since the rakes were removed a…

The Northern Fundraiser at Arcadia Bluffs

Posted on May 13th, 2020
After months of deliberation and discussion by phone, email and online meetings the MiGCSA Board of Directors has decided to cancel the 2020 Northern Fundraiser at Arcadia Bluffs. Please know this was not an easy decision nor was it made lightly. We have a full understanding that it may ultimately p…
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