News and people briefs GCBAA launches new web site, Rain Bird names new sales manager, Georgia GCSA awards scholarships to nine students Dog days of summer are here Nominate your dog for the 2018 TurfNet Superintendent's Best Friend Calendar, presented by Syngenta. We all should play more golf The results could be dramatic if everyone in the golf business paid to play a few extra rounds per year. Team TurfNet headed back to Irish Open A group of four will help prepare the course for the tournament and blog about the experience.
Mike Fidanza, Ph.D., Penn State University, Berks: Update on fairy ring control
Jul 06 2017In this TurfNet University Webinar presented by BASF, Mike Fidanza, Ph.D., of Penn State, will provide an update on what is new in fairy ring control. This presentation will include a basic background on the disease, symptoms and causes. The presenter also will include the latest in university re...
posted Yesterday, 11:52 AM by Dave Schlagetter"Anyone use pinpoint for dollar spot control yet? Thoughts? We sprayed tees and fairways yesterday. 13.5oz/A Haven't seen much dollar spot yet but the long weekend coming..."
- Rainbird GSP
posted Jun 26 2017 by Bill Brooks"Recently just purchased the GSP plan through Rainbird? Just looking for some feedback out there for those who have it. Our system was put in 17 years ago so even though the plan has som..."
- workman 3200
posted Jun 26 2017 by Jeff Moore"i was just wondering if any of you guys have had to reset the front steering for these 3200s...and how you went about doing it? i have read in the manual that the main steering cylinder ram h..."
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Here at the 'Rock
- Buddy's Method For World Class Success
"Buddy has always been very successful at whatever he attempts, whether it's business, competitive sports, building cars from scratch or something difficult like golf course operations. His secret: If you observe Buddy carefully, it becomes obvious. Painfully obvious. "Without persistence, you..." Read more →
THE PIN SHEET
- Jeff Vannoy on Summer Stress
"In this episode of the BASF Pin Sheet, host Jon Kiger chats with Jeff Vannoy, Sr. Product Manager for BASF Turf. Topics include planning for (starting at EOP the previous fall), causal agents, and avoiding and/or minimizing summer stress on fine turf. Jeff also explains the popular BASF Holiday Spray program which..." Read more →
LIVING LEGENDS: Where are they now?
- Jackson served industry as a superintendent and communicator
" For much of his career in golf, Joel Jackson almost seemed more like a media type than an industry insider. As director of communications for the Florida GCSA for almost 15 years and editor of its magazine for 25, Jackson was by default the face of the association. Although..." Read more →
- Brian Whitlark: Factors affecting playability of putting surfaces
"In this episode of Frankly Speaking, I have a fascinating chat with Brian Whitlark, western regional agronomist for the USGA Green Section, about factors influencing playability of putting surfaces. On the table for discussion are green firmness, angle of approach from the f..." 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
Third Way Green
- Keep America Beautiful
"Recently I was asked by a teacher here at Drury University to speak to a class studying the psychology of sustainability. While considering what I would say, I began to question where I came up with my environmental perspective. Turning back the clock in my head my f..." 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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Timothy BenedictNorth Hills Country Club, Manhasset, NY, USA
Tim KortanekHerons Glen Golf and Country Club, Fort Myers, FL
William KamererGrassmere Country Club, Enfield, CT
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