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Austin Lavoie Completes Level 1&2 of GCSAA’s Equipment Management Program

Posted on August 21st, 2020
Austin Lavoie, the first-year GCSAA equipment manager member at Red Run Golf Club in Royal Oak created history when he successfully completed both Levels 1 and 2 of GCSAA’s Equipment Management Certificate Program, the first equipment manager in Michigan to do so. Beginning in 2015, to build a c…

Legendary Detroit News golf writer Vartan Kupelian dies

Posted on August 20th, 2020
Tony Paul The Detroit News
Vartan Kupelian
Vartan Kupelian, a long-time Detroit News reporter who spent decades as one of the most respected golf writers in the country and who figured he had covered 168 major championships spanning all the tours throughout his career, died Thursday. He was 73. His friend, G…

Benny Cook Wins 99th Michigan PGA Professional Championship With Record Score

Posted on August 19th, 2020
FLINT – Caledonia’s Ben Cook, whose wife/caddie of five days Miah said prefers to be called Benny, made a 12-foot eagle-putt on the par 5 No. 18 hole to set a tournament scoring record and win by a record scoring margin in the 99th Michigan PGA Professional Championship Wednesday at Flint Golf Clu…

Please meet Craig Kooienga, Superintendent, Indian Trails GC

Posted on August 19th, 2020
By: Terry Moore, The A Position It all started with a greens roller. Yep, seeing a grounds crew member sitting on a greens roller made me realize the 92-year-old Indian Trails Golf Course in Grand Rapids isn’t just paying lip service about offering attractive course conditions. I mean, here was a m…

Michigan Golf Hall of Fame Induction Moved to 2021

Posted on August 17th, 2020
The induction of the 2020 class to the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame will be rescheduled for 2021. Originally scheduled for Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Ferris State University’s Katke Golf Club, the induction was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic concerns with the hope that a fall ceremony could be pr…

The Emergency Nine, National Golf Foundation

Posted on August 13th, 2020

Twilight tee times and the discounted green fees that go along are evidently in high demand. We’ve been hearing from operators that afternoon slots are selling like hotcakes. Seems many work-from-home golfers have shifted their hours to begin earlier in the morning (we hope) so that they can tee

Golf Industry Show shifts to virtual format for 2021

Posted on August 12th, 2020
Watch this video message from GCSAA President John R. Fulling Jr., CGCS, as he announces the change to the 2021 GIS. In addition to the education, trade show and special events that will take place on the virtual platform the first week of February, attendees will also have the option to view or review…

FMC increasing donations to GCSAA chapters

Posted on August 12th, 2020
Company will donate $25 for every 2.5-gallon Rayora purchase in August.  
More than 200 golf course superintendents from across the United States stepped up to the tee box at the FMC Professional Solutions booth during the 2020 Golf Industry Show for the chance to earn donations for their loca…

Michigan Golf Journal magazine, AUG 2020

Posted on August 7th, 2020
AUGUST features an insider’s perspective of the fan-less PGA Tour Rocket Mortgage Classic, the story of a native son returning to his West Michigan hometown to financially save the local golf course, women and diversity in golf, a woman’s perspective of Arcadia Bluffs, the babyR…
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