Michigan Golf Journal, April edition

Posted on April 7th, 2021
We start with Masters’ Memories from 3 Michigan golfers who have competed at Augusta National. This edition also looks at two Junior golfer phenoms, golf news out of the MSU and CMU college programs, the great golf and gaming options for buddy trips in the U.P. … plus news and notes on man…

GAM Superintendent Award of Merit: Al Bathum of Cascade Hills Country Club

Posted on April 5th, 2021
GRAND RAPIDS – Al Bathum, the superintendent at Cascade Hills Country Club, is going out with a bang. First he plans to retire in December after 29 years and one last golf season at Cascade Hills. In addition he will take part in the club celebrating its centennial year of service to members. Oh, and t…

Tree Care 101: Getting Started in Arboriculture

Posted on March 26th, 2021
ISA Michigan partners with MSU on a new training program this spring. Tree Work 101: Getting Started in Arboriculture is a 10 day introductory short course teaching tree care skills focused on three key areas:
  1. ground worker
  2. climbing
  3. aerial lift and rescue
  The Cours

Tips for better golf course staff training

Posted on March 26th, 2021
The training period lays the groundwork for how an employee performs and views their job. Try these strategies to instill attention to detail and inspire buy-in among greenhorn crew members. December 1997 | Mike Perrault  Filed to: Labor, Management Training golf course staff

February rounds down, indicators still good

Posted on March 25th, 2021

The latest monthly rounds numbers are out and show something we haven’t seen in a while – a decline in play. But there’s a bit more to unpack as we look back and look ahead.
February is a relatively low-volume month, accounting for less than 5% of annual U.S. rounds, and year-to-year fluct

The Impact of Back-Nine Tee Times, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on March 19th, 2021
By: Zach Nicoludis, agronomist, Central Region
  A surge in the number of rounds played at many golf courses in 2020 has some decision-makers trying to figure out how more golfers can be accommodated on their golf course at one time. Adding back-nine starting times is one strategy often discus…

Can’t get enough education?

Posted on March 19th, 2021
As a GCSAA member, you can join ANY live webinar for no charge. That’s right – you have a FREE ticket to ALL of these upcoming webinars AND you earn education points. Joining us online also gives you the chance to Ask the Expert.  
More Leading Your Team Mar. 23 @ 10 a.m. John Cunningham, CGCS, an

2021 Match Play Championship

Posted on March 18th, 2021
Click Here for the Championship Bracket Click Here for the Consolation Bracket FORMAT: 1. The Two Person Team Match Play event is an ongoing single-elimination tournament in which two teams play match play (best ball net, aka Four Ball Match Play), during each round. The winning team advances to th…

Grant Money Available For Recycled Rubber Bunker Liner

Posted on March 12th, 2021
GRANT, Mich. – March 12, 2021 – Michigan-based Porous Pave is in the process of submitting a request for a 2021 Market Development Fund Grant with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy known as EGLE.  Scrap Tire Market Devel…
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