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Sauger carving out a niche to help struggling courses A teaching pro and golf course shaper with decades of experience, Mark Sauger wants to help distressed golf courses survive. Fine tune PGR apps for better seedhead suppression Tweaking timing and adding a fall application can help improve control. Note to the USGA: Call on the expertise of the GCS The sideshow that was the third and fourth rounds of the 118th U.S. Open were avoidable. Restoration revives Ross's spirit at Inverness What initially was to be a bunker-renovation project has helped restore the Toledo, Ohio classic to its former glory.
Jim Brosnan, Ph.D., University of Tennessee: Weed management - in the summer of 2018
Jul 17 2018Jim Brosnan, Ph.D., of the University of Tennessee will discuss summer weed control. This fluid discussion will focus on real-time weed challenges on golf courses, the conditions under which they thrive and information on the latest control products and techniques based on the most current resear...
- Driving Range Mats
posted Yesterday, 02:11 PM by Pat Kelley"Looking for recommendations for new mats for the driving range. There are a lot of new real feel mats. I would like to know if anyone has installed some that the members love and have held up to us..."
- US Open and public perception
posted Jun 21 2018 by Peter McCormick"Wondering what you guys think about the Open (and other Majors) with regard to the perception of the game among casual, dormant and/or potential new golfers in our era of desperately needing to gro..."
- Hole Location Software
posted Jun 20 2018 by Dustin Riley"Good morning, My chairmen has been inquiring about the potential implementation of a daily pin sheet. Specifically, one that could be tied to an app so that we are printing off 100s of..."
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Here at the 'Rock
- Frankly Speaking (again) with Jim Wagner of Hanse Design
"In this episode of Frankly Speaking, I chat again with Jim Wagner of the Hanse Design Group, this time about the intersection of golf course design and maintenance in this era of moving targets and shifting requirements within golf. How critical is the golf course superinten..." Read more →
The Mindful Superintendent
- Shine a light...
"One of the fundamental truths of life as a human being is that, no matter what, we all suffer. Whether physical fatigue, mental exhaustion, anxiety or another factor... episodic or chronic... some measure of it is unavoidable. The level or degree ebbs and flows, but at some point we all encounter..." Read more →
Interning in Denmark
- Microbes an alternative to (scarce) traditional fungicides in Denmark
"By using alternative products and management strategies, a great turf manager can find ways to manage world-class turfgrass with minimal crop protectants... like the broad selection that is accessible in America. Here at Great Northern, head greenkeeper Aidan O'Hara uses beneficial microorganisms..." Read more →
THE LADDER TurfNetRADIO podcast series
- Josh Saunders: Labor shortages, career experiences
"In this episode of The Ladder, host John Reitman chats with Josh Saunders, superintendent at the Longue Vue Club in the Pittsburgh area. Saunders laments some of the challenges of hiring staff in his area: hours, weekends, and opioids... his quests for interns and as..." Read more →
THE RENOVATION REPORT
- Scott Ramsay, CGCS, and the ongoing green reclamation at Yale Golf Course
In this episode of the TurfNet Renovation Report, host Anthony Pioppi chats with Scott Ramsay, CGCS, about the ongoing restoration of the Seth Raynor-designed classic at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Ramsay has been at Yal... Read more →
Career & Tech Interchange
- Employment Contracts, Part 3: What to Include in the Contract
"Guest Post by Greg Wojick In the first two parts of this series, we have reviewed the obstacles to contracts and how you can sell the idea to your club. This final part will provide you with a detailed roadmap on what should be included in the actual contract. Wh..." Read more →
LIVING LEGENDS: Where are they now?
- Bob Farren: Synonymous with Pinehurst
"In this episode of Living Legends, presented by the Nufarm Insider, host John Reitman chats with Bob Farren, director of golf course maintenance at the Pinehurst Resort. With nine courses, seven superintendents and up to 250 full and part-time staff, management of the Pinehurs..." Read more →
PETER McCORMICK: View from the Cheap Seats
- Your legacy is now...
"It's Sunday morning, 6:00 AM, Father's Day. Even though the last round of the US Open will tee off at Shinnecock shortly, I'm not going to carry on about the brown greens that were broadcast around the world yesterday. I do feel sorry for Jon Jennings and his staf..." Read more →
Third Way Green
- Diversity Abounds...
"Several years ago, when I started as the Head Groundskeeper at Drury University, I came into a campus that was one dimensional and lacked meaningful diversity in any terms. The campus was comprised mostly of shade trees and turfgrass. Having recently worked at a municipal Springfield park that wa..." Read more →
Welcome New Members!
John StachThe Hammock, The Villages
Philip CuffareOakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Brett HarrisAlbany Golf and Beach Club, Nassau, The Bahamas
Patrick AffolderMcAllen Country Club, Mcallen, Texas
Trevor MarshSaratoga Lake Golf Club, Saratoga Springs NY 12866
Christopher Smith CGCSHollow Brook Golf Club, Cortlandt Manor, NY
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