Robert Smith, Merion Golf Club: Practices of a Successful Equipment Manager
Aug 06 2015Robert Smith, equipment manager at Merion Golf Club, will discuss how he developed a two-year training program for technicians and how others can i...
Elizabeth Guertal, Ph.D., Auburn University: Movement of Water in Soil
Aug 18 2015A discussion about the basics of soil water movement in saturated and unsaturated situations.
- Can anyone ID this weed?
posted Jul 31 2015 by Fred Gehrisch"Can anyone ID this weed? Its growing in our no mow areas. Never remember there ever being a problem with it but this year its appearing everywhere in the native areas. The stalk i..."
- Practice green cups
posted Jul 30 2015 by John Paquette"Been wanting to share a tip for years but just pulling the trigger now. I learned this from long time Sands Point Superintendent Rich Raymond and all credit goes to him. I've been..."
posted Jul 29 2015 by John Paquette"Anybody else scared? This, if it actually does take effect regardless of all opposed, could cripple the golf world. "
Latest from the blogs...
Here at the 'Rock
- How We Worked Golf In 1970
"In the spring of '70, Norm, my pro golfer/supt father, was hired to operate, renovate and resuscitate a little 9-hole CC in Covington, Tennessee. This was before we discovered the small town, pseudo-country club business plan known as Hire In Spring--Fire Immediatel..." Read more →
- Speaking Frankly with Paul MacCormack, the Mindful Superintendent
"Any of you feeling the effects of the stress and strain of the "100 Days of Hell", you need to LISTEN TO THIS! In this episode of my TurfNet RADIO show, I Speak Frankly with Paul MacCormack, Golf Course Superintende..." Read more →
Career & Tech Interchange
Career Advancement is JOB ONE!
- Don Mahaffey: "There's more than one way of doing it..."
Don Mahaffey came up in the golf business from the ground up, or the back door, or via a "non-traditional" path... whatever one wants to call it. He is now a golf course builder... working greenkeeper... consultant... Read more →
Interning at Lahinch
- Collection Areas
It is said that at the beginning of golf, bunkers came about by concentrated divots made where golf balls collected from the surrounding natural dunes. The turf present was completely stripped clean, leaving a bare spot in its wake, giving birth t... Read more →
Third Way Green
The Mindful Superintendent
The Turfgrass Zealot
- The Zealot Loses His VIrginity, Soon You Will Too "I lost my virginity on a cold December morning in the mid 90's. I had traveled on Planes, Trains and Taxis to get to the event. And I was so far out of my depth, I didn't even know how far that "far" really was. I arrived for the date about 6 ho..." Read more →
Pitch Prep in the UK
- 10 countries and 1000 cups of tea later...
I have finished up my summer in Europe with trips to London and Paris with my family. In total, I traveled to ten different countries and met hundreds of turf professionals along the way. This trip was an incredible experience. My adventure with C... Read more →
Welcome New Members
Christopher TurnerHunt Valley Golf Club, Phoenix, MD
Shane WrightVero Beach Country Club, Vero Beach, FL
Brian StiehlerHighlands Country Club, Highlands, NC
Joseph HillsBlue Mash Golf Course, Laytonsville MD
Bill EmchEmch Bros, Woodville, OH
Erik SmithTPC Prestancia Heritage Golf Group, Sarasota Florida
Michael StrausTPC Prestancia/Heritage Golf Group, Sarasota, FL
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