Old school courses look for new ways to improve pace of play Tagmarshal allows operators to see where every group is on the golf course at all times. Test of strength Nebraska girl's battle with childhood cancer brings family closer together. Cool, humid conditions still can mean trouble for turf Joe Rimelspach, Ph.D., and Todd Hicks of Ohio State share advice in their latest video edition of Turf Tips. Message from the PGA Championship: 'Make golf fun again' Shorts, Rickie, Rory and Bieber symbolize a break from tradition at the PGA Championship.
Pam Charbonneau, DCS & Associates: Managing invasive European crane flies on golf courses
Aug 24 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...
- Team Building with Department Heads
posted Today, 04:43 AM by Jonathan Heywood"Recently my GM (who is a great GM and an even better guy) asked how do we go about creating a better team building atmosphere among department heads. I get along with pretty much all of my de..."
- Employment Contract:Performance Bonus
posted Yesterday, 12:01 PM by Dustin Riley"Good morning Turfnetters, I searched the forum, but am hoping for a fresh discussion. I'm looking for some guidance and ideas. My employment agreement will be due for ren..."
- Toro 3500 engine oil leak
posted Yesterday, 10:53 AM by Jason Vollrath"I have a 2005 3500-D with over 4000 hrs on it and it has started to leak oil from the back of the engine by the fan. I have not been able to tell where it is coming from. I suspect the..."
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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 →
- Jim Koppenhaver of Pellucid Corp on the current state of the golf industry
"In yet another fascinating discussion with Jim Koppenhaver of Pellucid Corp, we chat about the current state of the golf industry, including: reduction and absorption in golf facilities and businesses that serve them comparisons with retail and restaurant industries that are a..." 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
- Open Week...
""Embrace the vulnerability of being human as a source of strength." -- Pema Chodron No, it wasn't this past week. It was actually the week before. One of our members took a serious health turn on the third hole and his playing partners brought him back to the clubhouse. It was one of those emer..." Read more →
THE RENOVATION REPORT
- Forrest Richardson: Reinventing Mountain Shadows for today's golfer and economy
In this episode of the TurfNet Renovation Report, host Jon Kiger chats with golf course architect Forrest Richardson about the 2017 renovation and re-invention of the Short Course at Mountain Shadows (and resort) located near Scottsdale... Read more →
THE LADDER TurfNetRADIO podcast series
- Dane Wilson, son of a superintendent, hones his craft at Medinah #2
"Host John Reitman chats with Dane Wilson, superintendent at Medinah #2 near Chicago, about his internships, career goals, development of his own personal golf course management strategies, and wisdom instilled by his father, Mark Wilson, former superintendent at Valh..." 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
- Website Series: Writing Your Bio
"One of the things you should always try to include in a career website or portfolio is a biography. It can help the hiring person get to know you quickly and hit on some points of interest for them to add your application to the yes pile at the initial stages of the..." 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 →
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