Research pokes holes in golfer perception of putting green trueness Study shows putts can roll true even on recently aerified greens. Going to the dogs Municipal course in Nebraska rolls out the red carpet for well-mannered canines - and their golfers. Superintendent, crew overcome many challenges at So Cal course 36-hole Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena doubles as parking lot for football games and other events. Research aims at establishing monarch-friendly protocols A University of Kentucky graduate student hopes to make it easier to establish food sources and habitat for monarchs.
Pam Charbonneau, DCS & Associates: Managing invasive European crane flies on golf courses
Aug 17 2017European crane flies larvae (a.k.a. leatherjackets) have been a pest in turfgrass in the Pacific Northwest for decades. Since the late 1990s and early 2000s, they have become an increasing problem in Ontario and Quebec in Canada and from Michigan through New York and into New England In this Turf...
- Procore Quad minis vs Needle
posted Yesterday, 06:48 PM by Scott Fortier"I'd like to get a different set of tine blocks for my procore 660. It looks like either the quad mini blocks with 8 tines each and the needle tine heads with 6 tines each will both work. Can anyone..."
- Bunker rake placement
posted Jul 25 2017 by Jason Barndt"My Pro is pushing to have bunker rakes placed outside the bunkers. We have always kept them in to make it easier for the rough mowers. However I just dedicated a mower to green surrounds so I can m..."
- Take-all patch
posted Jul 25 2017 by Alden Maddocks"Our fairways and approaches have been experiencing a lot of take-all patch this summer. The course is over 100 years old and we have not needed to grow-in any of the areas that area experienc..."
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Here at the 'Rock
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"Back in '73, Norm assumed command of a wonderful muni outside of Atlanta; known as The Valley of Misery, it was rumored to be the last Dick Wilson course and it lived in a little village with a special golf name: Redan. We pronounced it "Ree-dan", but newly arrived outsiders insisted it was "Ruh..." Read more →
THE PIN SHEET
- Summer Stress update from Kyle Miller
"In this episode of the BASF Pin Sheet, host John Reitman caught up with BASF's Kyle Miller at the Southeastern Turfgrass Research Center Field Day on June 28 in Lexington, KY. Kyle updates us on concerns of golf course superintendents regarding plant stress in mid-summer, and explains the mode of action of BASF's..." Read more →
LIVING LEGENDS: Where are they now?
- Tom Cook pioneered the turf program at Oregon State University
" During a 30-plus-year career at Oregon State University, Tom Cook was doing more than running one of the country's top turfgrass programs. He also viewed his job as part-time matchmaker. "Looking back now, it's pretty funny. I thought what I did was run a dating service, matc..." Read more →
- Resistance Radio, Summer Edition
"In this episode of Frankly Speaking -- Resistance Radio, Summer Edition -- I talk New England sports and relate it to turf management with Boston sports fans Dr. Ben McGraw, entomologist at Penn State University and Dr Jim Brosnan, weed scientist at the University of Tennessee..." Read more →
DAVE WILBER: The Turfgrass Zealot
- The Turfgrass Zealot Project Ep. #31: Only Wilber on The Open Championship "Why is The Open Championship of Golf required watching, listening and study for Turfheads? Do you know that The Open was once an event set aside for greenkeepers, clubmakers and caddies? What are the key features of Royal Birkdale, host of the..." Read more →
The Mindful Superintendent
- Things I'm pretty sure to be so...
"In everyone's life they have a few core things they know in their heart of hearts to be so. I hesitate to use the word truth, because it can so often get twisted and deformed. One person's version of "truth" can be vastly different from someone else's, so for the purpose of this piece, we will le..." Read more →
THE RENOVATION REPORT
- Chris Monti: Practice Facility Renovation at Interlachen Country Club
In this episode of the TurfNet Renovation Report -- presented by Jacobsen and Golf Preservations -- Jon Kiger chats with Chris Monti, senior design associate with Bobby Weed Golf Design about the recent practice facility renovation at Interlachen Country Club in Winter Park,... Read more →
MARTY RICHARDSON: Interning in Ireland
- The Irish Open at Portstewart: An experience to remember...
"My recent experience at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 2017 was one to remember! This tournament was the start of three weeks of top-class links golf in Europe, followed by the Scottish Open in Dundonald and The Open at Royal Birkdale. Portstewart..." Read more →
Third Way Green
- I Wonder Why? ... Now I know.
"Creating the connection between these two phrases is the hallmark of a great employee. But how does a manager or organization get people that can link these on their own? Is having an inquisitive mind a strength that is in one's DNA, or does the desire to learn need..." Read more →
Career & Tech Interchange
- Golf Course Communications: Same Ol' Challenge, New Solutions
"By Greg Wojick Greenkeeper /green-keep-er/ noun: Someone who solves myriad problems average golfers didn't know they had in a way they don't understand. See also Wizard, Magician. It has always been difficult for me to accept the fact that most golfers don't unde..." Read more →
THE LADDER TurfNetRADIO podcast series
- Sam MacKenzie, CGCS: The Value of Different Points of View
"In this episode of The Ladder, presented by STEC Equipment, John Reitman chats with Sam MacKenzie, CGCS, director of grounds at Olympia Fields Country Club (Olympia Fields, IL), about Sam's career path over the 38 years he has been in turf management. MacKenzie, th..." Read more →
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