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BIG drop in golf course closures

Posted on February 26th, 2021
Is this the beginning of the end? Of golf’s 15-year market correction, that is. It might be.
 
Last year, NGF recorded a net decline of 169 18-Hole Equivalent (18HEQ) golf courses – a 31% reduction from 2019’s 246, the largest drop on record. We ended 2020 with 13,362 18HEQs. (Two 9-holers…

MiGCSA Annual Meeting

Posted on February 25th, 2021
The 2020 review of association activities, financials, elections, voting and the plans for the future of the MiGCSA from an online meeting conducted on February 24th. 

Scrap tire grants available for 2021

Posted on February 22nd, 2021
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is pleased to announce the availability of grants that promote and support the cleanup and reuse of scrap tires in Michigan.  EGLE is also pleased to announce the availability of grants for the development of markets tha…

2021 TT4Turf Course Donation

Posted on February 18th, 2021
The Michigan Turf Foundation invites all golf courses to participate in the Annual TT4Turf online golf auction. Proceeds from Auction to support MSU Turf Program and Turf Research. Please consider making your course one of the many to contribute to Turf Research at Michigan State University.

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Who wants “In”?

Posted on February 12th, 2021
A year ago today, the World Health Organization officially named the disease caused by the coronavirus, COVID-19 (COronaVIrus Disease-2019), and what a year followed.
 
Last issue I shared the big picture of what happened to golf in 2020: a huge jump in rounds, six million new and returning on…

REGISTRATION IS OPEN: Enter GAM Championships, Golf Days and More

Posted on February 10th, 2021
FARMINGTON HILLS – Registration for GAM tournaments and Golf Days is open at GAM.org. As in recent years registration is available to members through the website for 30 championships, including the multiple GAM qualifiers for the Michigan Amateur Championship and GAM Championship, as well as…

Forward Tees – Location, Location, Location, USGA Central Region Update

Posted on February 9th, 2021
February 05, 2021 Paul Jacobs, agronomist, Central Region
All courses have a set of forward tees, although they may differ in name, marker color, size and yardage. The variability in forward tees can be significant between different courses and so can their level of use. As discussed in the USGA art…
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