March 31, 2015
Golf News

10-year-old golf champ tours NYC with Bubba Watson

Little Kelly Xu blitzed New York City recently as part of a promotional tour for the upcoming Drive, Chip and Putt Championship at Augusta National, home to the Masters.
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March 31, 2015
Golf News

Deere hits production milestone at N.C. plant

John Deere is half way to a million.
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March 31, 2015
Golf News

American FootGolf League gets seal of approval

Golf purists might object, but FootGolf, the relatively new hybrid soccer/golf sport, is here to stay and is growing to the extent that it has received what is tantamount to a seal of approval from the National Golf Course Owners Association.
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March 31, 2015
Golf News

Value of Green Spaces Continues To Rise

The value of establishing and maintaining green spaces within communities is a message that continues to gain momentum.
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March 31, 2015
Golf News

ClubCorp to add 171 holes of golf with $44M acquisition

DALLAS—ClubCorp will add six clubs to its corporate golf bag with the acquisition of four private, one semi-private and one public golf course.
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March 30, 2015| Published in the March 2015 issue
Sod

Ten Steps for Preventing Pythium Pressure

Experienced turf managers know that when Pythium is present, it’s crucial to take action as soon as possible–or the effects can be devastating to your turf.
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March 28, 2015| Published in the March 2015 issue
Sod

PLANET Partners with TPI and Lawn Institute for National Lawn Care Month

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) announced that it is partnering with Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) and The Lawn Institute to promote National Lawn Care Month in April.
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March 27, 2015
Golf News

Golf Channel Promotes Earth Day and Green is Universal campaign, April 22

When American writer Mark Twain pronounced that a round of golf was “a good walk spoiled,” he clearly didn’t have all the facts.
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March 26, 2015| Published in the March 2015 issue
Golf News

USGA Partners with LPGA to Improve Pace of Play: Efforts help reduce average round time by 14 minutes

Employing science-driven solutions to support a healthier game, the USGA and the LPGA announced initial results from a joint partnership to improve competitive pace of play.
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March 26, 2015
Golf News

Ice hot topic with superintendents in Western Massachusetts

The big meltdown is finally under way.
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March 25, 2015
Golf News

Spring openings come early in Illinois

Atwood Homestead Golf Course picked an unlikely year for one of its earliest openings.
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March 24, 2015| Published in the March 2015 issue
Golf News

Architect group releases pace of play tips, checklist: ASGCA wants enjoyable, smooth experience for all

The American Society of Golf Course Architects has produced “Pace of Play: Checklist & Tips for Working with your Course Architect.”
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March 24, 2015
Golf News

Drone ban to be in effect during Masters Week

Hoping to prevent a drone disruption at this year's Masters Tournament, Augusta commissioners approved a county-wide ban on launching or operating the remote-controlled aircraft between April 2 and April 13.
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March 24, 2015
Golf News

Five top players on Masters bubble

The season's first major—The Masters—is just over two weeks away from teeing off at Augusta National Golf Club.
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March 24, 2015
Golf News

Bubba gets pied on Tonight Show

Bubba Watson says he's "a big, big believer" in the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship, and no one can doubt him after Monday night. Watson is such a believer that he took not one but two pies in the face for it.
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March 24, 2015
Golf News

The next great golf tourism destination is … Egypt?

So you're sitting there, looking forlornly out the window at the 5 feet of snow in your yard that just won't melt, and you decide to make a list of places around the world you'd love to go on a golf vacation.
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March 24, 2015
Golf News

Record turnout at Asian Turfgrass Management Exposition

PATTAYA, Thailand—More than 260 course superintendents from almost 20 countries attended the third edition of the Asian Golf Industry Federation's (AGIF) 2015 Turfgrass Management Exposition at Laem Chabang International Country Club.
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March 24, 2015
Golf News

Trend - The Surfboard Has Arrived in Vegas

You can’t help but wonder what Arnie or Jack would think about the up and coming new thing in golf: the Golfboard. Hanging ten is now in style at one of Las Vegas’ most historic golf courses, Las Vegas National Golf Club.
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March 22, 2015| Published in the March 2015 issue
New Products

New Products

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March 20, 2015| Published in the March 2015 issue
Sod

The Greatest Show on Turf

Agricultural research is often thought of in terms of fresh produce, like lettuce, corn, apples, and other nutritious foodstuffs.
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March 20, 2015

Briarwood Country Club in Sun City lands award

Briarwood Country Club in Sun City West hosted the 2014 Arizona Women’s Golf Association season opener, and immediately set the bar high for other clubs in 2014.
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March 19, 2015

Jacobsen Partners with Service Dog Charity

Jacobsen announced that its Certifed Pre-Owned program has partnered with Patriot PAWS, a non-profit organization that provides disabled American veterans with service dogs at no cost.
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March 19, 2015

Worst Drought in 1,000 Years Predicted for American West

Large parts of the U.S. are in for a drought of epic proportions in the second half of this century, scientists warn in a new study that provides the highest degree of certainty yet on the impact of global warming on water supplies in the region.
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March 19, 2015

The Secret Life Of Cart Girls

The perfect cart girl has a soft smile, but thick skin. All the ruthless flirting and unwanted come-ons—just how bad, and bawdy, does it really get?
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March 19, 2015

Cleat chaos

There’s a silent assault on the most scrutinized parts of golf courses. The effects of aggressive soft spikes on greens is an increasingly common sight, raising tricky agronomic and sensitive political questions and evoking memories of metal spike clanks
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March 18, 2015| Published in the March 2015 issue
Golf News

World Golf Foundation, Industry Leaders Launch Golf For Her Website: Content to highlight beginner programs, women-friendly courses, networking events

World Golf Foundation launched at the PGA Merchandise Show the new women’s website www.GolfForHer.com at the PGA Merchandise Show in January. It is designed to increase women’s participation in the game.
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March 18, 2015

McIlroy Replaces Woods on Cover of EA Sports' Golf Game

For EA Sports, Tiger Woods is the past, and Rory McIlroy is the present.
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March 17, 2015
Golf News

Audubon International & e-par USA to Promote Voluntary Environmental Programs in Golf

Audubon International and e-par USA announce a series of “Lunch & Learn” webinars on the value of voluntary environmental programs for golf course superintendents to take place throughout April and May of 2015.
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March 17, 2015| Published in the March 2015 issue
Golf News

Five Questions: Steve Mona, CEO of World Golf Foundation

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March 17, 2015

Snyder Promoted to Executive VP of Golf Course Maintenance

WINTER GARDEN, Fla.—Longtime Celebration Golf Club superintendent Larry Snyder, CGCS, has been named Integrity Golf Company’s executive vice president of golf course maintenance.
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March 16, 2015| Published in the March 2015 issue
Golf News

From the Editor: Western Turf Relaunches as Turf Trends

Change is constant. Often it’s for the better.
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March 16, 2015

Golf participation in Australia on the rise

Golf participation across Australia is on the rise according to new data released by the Australian Golf Industry Council (AGIC).
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March 16, 2015

Presidents Cup 2015 Captains to Attend National Golf Day 2015

We Are Golf, a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners, announces that The Presidents Cup 2015 Captains Nick Price (International) and Jay Haas (U.S.) will be attending National Golf Day on April 15.
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March 16, 2015

New superintendent named for Longshore Golf Course

WESTPORT, Conn.—A new superintendent has been appointed by the Longshore Golf Club by the management firm that runs the municipal links.
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March 16, 2015
Golf News

Petroleum diesel and biodiesel spills affect fairways differently

Turf-damaging fuel spills are usually caused by equipment failure, tank or hose leaks, or careless refueling practices.
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March 16, 2015
Golf News

GCSAA and IGCEMA boards approve membership union

The boards of directors of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and the International Golf Course Equipment Managers Association (IGCEMA) have agreed to pursue a union of the two organizations that, if approved, will result in th
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March 16, 2015

Photo Captures Huge Alligator Roaming Florida Golf Course

This is one beast on the golf course that doesn't need to scream "fore!" for others to make way.
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March 16, 2015

Jay Morrish, ASGCA Fellow, Dies at 78

Jay Morrish, 78, a past president and fellow of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA), died March 2.
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March 16, 2015

Company purchases assets of Wittek Golf Supply Co.

The assets of Wittek Golf Supply Co., a national leader in golf supply products have been purchased by P&W Golf Supply LLC. The company will continue operations at its headquarters in Northbrook, Ill., and will operate under the name, Wittek Golf.
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March 15, 2015| Published in the March 2015 issue
Golf News

National Golf Day 2015 set for April 15

We Are Golf—a coalition of the game’s leading associations and industry partners—announces the eighth annual National Golf Day will be Wednesday, April 15 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
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March 14, 2015| Published in the March 2015 issue
Maintenance

Turf Specialist Recommends Natural Approach When Growing Fall Grasses: All-natural compost and water conservation agent promote healthy soil and grass growth

Most of us already know, whether you're a turf specialist or an enthusiastic gardener that renovating and growing sustainable grass can be tricky…and even downright frustrating.
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March 13, 2015| Published in the March 2015 issue
Golf News

Super Question

What part of your job do you wish you had more time for and why?
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March 12, 2015| Published in the March 2015 issue
Equipment

Exmark Introduces Single- and Twin-Cylinder Engines: New engines deliver class-leading features with performance optimized for Exmark machines

With an eye toward delivering a better overall customer experience in a number of product lines, Exmark unveiled two new Exmark-branded engines.
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March 12, 2015

Audubon international Introduces BioBlitz

TROY, NY—Environmental nonprofit Audubon International introduces the first global Golf Course BioBlitz, a free program for golf courses, which will run the week of Earth Day, April 19-25, 2015.
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March 11, 2015| Published in the March 2015 issue
Maintenance
Jim Myers

Irrigation Systems Rely on Efficiency and Effectiveness

As superintendents, we all rely on our irrigation systems to be efficient and properly irrigate the golf course.
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March 11, 2015

Don Brunell: Washington must avert California's water wars

California is in the midst of a fierce water war, a conflict that holds lessons for residents of Washington.
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March 10, 2015| Published in the March 2015 issue
Golf News

Cuts & Contours

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March 10, 2015

California is pumping water that fell to Earth 20,000 years ago

By now, the impacts of California’s unchecked groundwater pumping are well-known: the dropping water levels, dried-up wells and slowly sinking farmland in parts of the Central Valley.
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March 09, 2015| Published in the March 2015 issue
Maintenance

Melting Snow Reveals Tiny Trails

With the winter snows finally melting away many are often surprised to find a series of tiny trails on the surface of their lawns and turfgrass fields.
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March 08, 2015| Published in the March 2015 issue
Chemicals

Chemicals Buyer’s Guide

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March 07, 2015| Published in the March 2015 issue
Golf News

Sorenstam Announces Investment in Capillary Concrete: Revolutionary bunker liner technology aids drainage and hydration

Annika Sorenstam—10-time major winner and World Golf Hall of Famer—announced a new partnership with Capillary Concrete through the purchase of shares.
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March 07, 2015

Bayer announces 3rd annual Plant Health Academy Class at 2015 GIS

Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, announced the 2015 annual Plant Health Academy class at a reception at the 201 Golf Industry Show (GIS) held last month in San Antonio, Texas.
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March 06, 2015| Published in the March 2015 issue
New Products

Flail Mowers Adds Cutting Versatility to Excavators

Bobcat Company, the leader in compact equipment attachments, has introduced two new flail mowers for Bobcat excavators.
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March 06, 2015

Bayer CropScience attains GCSAA Gold Partner status

Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience, has increased its support of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and its members through participation in the association's Partner Recognition Program.
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March 05, 2015| Published in the March 2015 issue
Maintenance

Tips for Controlling Sod Webworms

Turf managers can tell what type of larvae is invading their turf by the unique physical characteristics of the damage caused.
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March 05, 2015
Chemicals, New Products

New Product: TurfTech Bio-Mega

TurfTech Bio-Mega is available to turf managers who are seeking a total microbial ecosystem for transforming the rhizosphere and improving turf performance under all kinds of challenging conditions.
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March 05, 2015

Florida chapter earns Excellence in Government Relations Award from GCSAA

The Florida Golf Course Superintendents Association (FGCSA) has earned the 2015 Excellence in Government Relations Award from the national association for its statewide collaboration with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to establi
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March 04, 2015| Published in the March 2015 issue
Golf News

Bees thriving on golf courses with Operation Pollinator

Golfers aren’t alone on the links these days. On a growing number of U.S. courses, native bees and other pollinators are finding a variety of nutritious wildflowers planted in out-of-play areas.
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March 04, 2015

Turf schools are adjusting to changing times to attract students

University turfgrass programs around the country have seen a decline in students over the last decade, and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America's magazine took a look behind the numbers.
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March 03, 2015| Published in the March 2015 issue
Maintenance

Save on Maintenance Equipment without Sacrificing Turf Conditions

In today’s uncertain economic climate, owners, operators and managers of golf courses, sports fields and facilities are intensely focused on retaining and attracting new users while cutting costs.
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March 03, 2015

GCSAA announces funding for seven research projects in 2015

The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) has selected seven new research projects to fund in 2015.
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March 02, 2015

GIS wraps up in San Antonio

John J. O’Keefe, director of golf course management at Preakness Hill Country Club in Wayne, N.J., has been elected to a one-year term as president of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) for 2015.
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March 02, 2015
Golf News, Maintenance

Jacobsen Paints Downtown San Antonio Orange for GIS

Jacobsen unveiled a Texas-sized marketing campaign at last week’s Golf Industry Show in San Antonio.
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March 02, 2015| Published in the March 2015 issue
New Products

DDS 300 Provides Relief from Back Pain: Treat the cause of your back pain, not just the symptom

Finally you can find real lasting, all-natural relief from the cause of your lower back and sciatica pain.
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March 02, 2015

Exmark Launches “Take Back Your Weekends” Video Contest

Exmark announced the upcoming launch of its “Take Back Your Weekends” video contest. Set to begin April 1, 2015, the contest will run through June 30, 2015.
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