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Don’t Sing The Pink Snow Mold Blues, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on October 8th, 2019
After months of battling dollar spot, it’s easy to become desensitized to the appearance of small circular lesions of turf injury on putting greens and tees, especially when the maintenance focus transitions from providing peak-season conditions to leaf removal and other fall projects. Take…

Belvedere Golf Club welcomes new superintendent Jordan Caplan

Posted on October 8th, 2019
  CHARLEVOIX — Over the course of Belvedere Golf Club’s rich 94-year history, there have been just three superintendents to oversee care for the renowned facility. Now, there will be a fourth. Belvedere recently welcomed new super…

Inaugural Mike Fatke Memorial Hickory Tourney a success

Posted on September 29th, 2019
  It was a blast from the past and new tradition for the future. The inaugural Mike Fatke Memorial Hickory Tournament was a success over the weekend as nearly 30 golfers, donning knickers and argyle so

Grassroots Ambassador Barton Welcomes Representative Stevens

Posted on September 18th, 2019
by Shane Conroy | Sep 16, 2019
Great Lakes regional representative
A former assistant golf course superintendent, Shane joined the GCSAA staff in 2015. He resides in Chicago, Ill.
Tel: 800.472.7878, ext. 3635
Field staff report Kyle Barton, the head golf course superintendent at Tam-O-Shanter C…

Fall Updates from The MSU Turf Team

Posted on September 16th, 2019
Thanks for your continued support of the MSU Turf Team and the Michigan Turfgrass Foundation. As the summer winds down and fall begins in earnest I’ve posted several articles regarding current conditions and especially for those in the north that suffered winterkill on golf courses, a wint…

The Time To Seed Is Now, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on September 10th, 2019
Late summer through early fall is the ideal time to establish cool-season turf species from seed in the northern U.S. Soil temperatures are high enough to encourage rapid seed germination and there are minimal complications from disease activity or weed encroachment. In addition, the threat fro…

Michigan Wee One Recipient Returns to School This Fall

Posted on September 4th, 2019
Unlike most kids his age, Hunter Johnson is looking forward to the end of Summer and the start of the upcoming school year. That might seem unusual, but Hunter Johnson is not like most kids in many ways. Johnson, 18-year-old son of Gary Johnson, assistant superintendent at Red Run Golf Club (Royal Oak…

Apsey Defends State Championship in 2019

Posted on September 4th, 2019
The Michigan Golf Course Superintendents Association (MiGCSA) has a new State Champion. On August 28th MiGCSA Members came to The Emerald Golf Club in St. Johns, MI to compete in the 12th annual MiGCSA State Championship. The host Superintendent at The Emerald is Troy Looney along with host MiGCSA…
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