April 30, 2015
Golf News

Naples, The Green Jewel of Southwest Florida’s Environment

Naples is winning environmental awards for how the city protects and restores the City’s natural life support systems, its waterways and other natural areas.
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April 29, 2015
Golf News

Members of Collier's Reserve Country Club approve $14 million improvement project

Collier’s Reserve Country Club is propelling itself into the future with a new $13.8 million improvement plan overwhelmingly approved by its membership.
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April 28, 2015
Golf News

In Record Drought, California Golf Course Ethically Keeps Greens Green

In drought-stricken California, golf is often seen as a bad guy—it can be hard to defend watering acres of grass for fun when residents are being ordered to cut their usage and farmers are draining their wells.
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April 27, 2015
Golf News

Golf-Olympic course designer hopes golf wins in Rio Games

Gil Hanse designed the course that will stage the return of golf to the Olympics in 2016 for the first time in 112 years and knows the stakes are high for the sport.
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April 26, 2015
Golf News

For Chambers Bay officials, more grass needed for green complexes

Josh Lewis gets it: People know U.S. Open greens for how wickedly fast they are for the world’s best golfers in the national open.
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April 25, 2015
Golf News

Scottsdale sees golf rounds, revenue bump in 2014

More golf was played in Scottsdale, Ariz., last year than the previous year, according to numbers from the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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April 24, 2015
Golf News

Ron Jaworski Golf Acquires Downingtown Country Club

Ron Jaworski Golf (RJG), along with partners Ken Kochenour, Ira Lubert and Joe Williamson, has acquired Downingtown Country Club in Downingtown.
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April 24, 2015
Golf News

China closes 66 "illegal" golf courses

China has closed down nearly 70 "illegal" golf courses, a government statement said, in what appears to be the first sign of enforcement of a decade-old ban.
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April 23, 2015
Golf News

Heavy rains create a mess for Alabama golf courses

It was a quiet day on the links at the Lake Forest Golf Club. Things have largely dried out from the heavy rains over the last couple of days, but that means Thursday morning was spent cleaning up certain spots around the course disturbed by the rain, lik
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April 23, 2015
Golf News

Detroit golf courses "roughed up a little bit" by winter

Golf courses and country clubs across Metro Detroit say this past winter, fortunately, wasn't as bad as the one before.
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April 23, 2015
Golf News

Plane makes emergency landing on golf course

A single-engine airplane made an emergency landing and flipped over Friday afternoon, April 17, on the Mountain View Country Club golf course in La Quinta, Calif.
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April 23, 2015
Maintenance

Announcing world's first smart irrigation service

NOVATO, Calif,—The 45th anniversary of Earth Day brings increased awareness to the issues associated with water scarcity.
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April 23, 2015
Golf News

Judges dismiss case in Sharp Park saga

Sharp Park Golf Course in San Francisco prevailed in another encounter in a long-running tussle with environmentalists.
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April 22, 2015
Chemicals

FMC Announces QuickSilver Enhance Your Performance Promotion

Turf professionals receive a $15 per bottle instant rebate on QuickSilver herbicide through the 2015 QuickSilver Enhance Your Performance Promotion this spring.
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April 22, 2015
Golf News

Golf courses pledge to speed efforts to cut water use

Leaders of an association of Coachella Valley golf courses on April 5 reiterated a pledge to reduce their water footprint and said they intend to meet new state drought measures even though they don't appear to directly fall under Gov. Jerry Brown's order
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April 21, 2015
Golf News

PGA Fashion & Demo Experience returns to Las Vegas

The 2015 PGA Fashion & Demo Experience will return to the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Aug. 17-19, with an expanded upscale presentation of resort, lifestyle and golf apparel and accessories.
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April 20, 2015
Golf News

Australian GCSA conference features American guests

The 31st Australian Turfgrass Conference and Trade Exhibition (June 21-26) will bring together the best of local and international turf experts in what is set to be a fantastic week of education in the Hunter Valley.
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April 20, 2015
Golf News

Key Facts about golf to share as part of Earth Day

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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April 19, 2015
Golf News, Maintenance

Toro Company Renews Its Relationship With U.S. Army

The Toro Company announced that it has been selected by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) to provide golf course maintenance equipment to help maintain nearly 50 golf facilities at installations worldwide.
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April 19, 2015
Golf News

Three elected Associate members of the American Society of Golf Course Architects

The American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) welcomed Nathan Crace, Chad Goetz and Thad Layton as new Associate members to its ranks at the group’s recent 69th Annual Meeting in La Jolla, Calif.
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April 19, 2015
Golf News

Schuldt, 77, loves golf, but doesn’t need to play it

Some might say Don Schuldt is missing the best part when it comes to golf, but he doesn’t see it that way.
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April 17, 2015
Golf News, Maintenance

Use GDDTracker to schedule applications to turfgrass

Using last year’s calendar or worse yet, your memory, to predict pest outbreaks and schedule applications is unreliable.
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April 17, 2015
Golf News

Martz, ASGCA and Bliss, ASGCA advance from Regular to Fellow status

Two members of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) achieved Fellow member status at the recent ASGCA Annual Meeting in La Jolla, Calif.
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April 17, 2015
Golf News, Sod

Dr. Elmore and Dr. Roberts Receive Musser Awards of Excellence

The Musser International Turfgrass Foundation has selected Dr. Matthew Elmore, Assistant Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist at Texas A&M University, and Dr. Joseph Roberts, Assistant Professor of Turfgrass Pathology at University of Maryland, as
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April 17, 2015

Riviera Country Club Announces $8M Golf Course Renovation

The Riviera Country Club in Miami embarked April 13 on its most ambitious golf course renovation to date.
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April 17, 2015
Golf News

WE ARE GOLF hosts eighth annual National Golf Day on Capitol Hill

WE ARE GOLF—a coalition of the game's leading associations and industry partners—visited Capitol Hill April 16 for the eighth annual National Golf Day to discuss golf's nearly $70 billion economy, $4 billion annual charitable impact, environmental value t
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April 10, 2015
Golf News

Snowpack Melts Early Across the West

West-wide snowpack is melting earlier than usual, according to data from the fourth 2015 forecast by the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
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April 08, 2015

STMA Renews Partnership with Green Sports Alliance

The Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) renews its partnership with the 2015 Green Sports Alliance Summit.
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April 06, 2015
Golf News

April is National Lawn Care Month

The month of April is designated as National Lawn Care Month and The Lawn Institute and the National Association of Landscape Professionals (formerly PLANET) want to heighten public awareness regarding the many environmental and health benefits of natural
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April 06, 2015
Golf News

Governor orders 25% water use cut in California

California Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order April 1 mandating substantial water reductions across the state.
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April 04, 2015| Published in the April 2015 issue

From the Rough

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April 03, 2015| Published in the April 2015 issue

Bent on Success

During his 10 years at Jack Nicklaus’ Muirfield Village Golf Club—including five as superintendent—Mike Takach learned a thing or two about bentgrass.
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April 03, 2015| Published in the April 2015 issue

Irrigation System 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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April 03, 2015| Published in the April 2015 issue
Sod

Tips for Controlling Sob 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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April 03, 2015| Published in the April 2015 issue

All About Turf in Denver: RMRTA hosts annual Turfgrass Conference and Trade Show

The Rocky Mountain Regional Turfgrass Association celebrated its 61st annual Turfgrass Conference and Trade Show in December at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Denver.
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April 03, 2015| Published in the April 2015 issue

If Tiger Woods Builds It, They Will Come

The first American golf course de­signed by Tiger Woods and second overall is being built on more than 755 acres in the forests of Mont­gomery, Texas.
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April 03, 2015| Published in the April 2015 issue
Allen Thayer

Redox Offers Solutions: NatureCur helps greens recover from root damage

Redox Turf is a market leader in plant and soil nutrition, producing a wide range of high-efficiency fertilizers for golf courses, turf and sod farms and ornamental markets.
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April 03, 2015| Published in the April 2015 issue

Super Question: What part of your job do you wish you had more time for and why?

A. The aspect of my job I would like to concentrate on more would be mower setup and maintenance.
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April 03, 2015| Published in the April 2015 issue
James Spindler, CPAg, CCA, CPSS

The Use of Hygroscopic Humectants in Managing Soil Moisture

Most turfgrass managers are familiar with the use of wetting agents, or surfactants, and super absorbent polymers in managing water movement and retention in soils.
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April 03, 2015| Published in the April 2015 issue
Allen Thayer

Tiger Designing Course in Texas: Bauer Says Excitement in Golf World Building for Opening

Eric Bauer, 43, is the director of agronomy at Bluejack National, a world-class private club and community currently under development in Montgomery, Texas, near Houston.
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April 03, 2015| Published in the April 2015 issue

Chemical Buyer's Guide

Liquid Chisel is a blend of soil conditioning agents and potash that increases the solubility of calcium and magnesium salts.
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April 03, 2015| Published in the April 2015 issue

Cuts & Contours

American Vanguard Corporation announced that Dr. Ulrich (Bob) Trogele is the new chief operating officer and executive vice president of its principal operating subsidiary, AMVAC Chemical Corporation.
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April 03, 2015| Published in the April 2015 issue
New Products

New Products

Soil Technologies Corp. has begun national distribution of TurfTech Bio-Mega.
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April 03, 2015| Published in the April 2015 issue
Allen Thayer

Western Turf Relaunches as Turf Trends

Change is constant.
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April 03, 2015
Golf News

Want a Career Boost? Become a Mentor

In a traditional mentorship, there is a mentee, who is usually a new or less-seasoned worker seeking direction in his or her career, and a mentor, who is typically an older professional who imparts wisdom to the mentee based on his or her extensive experi
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April 02, 2015
Golf News

Golf course operators optimistic despite snow

The calendar says it’s spring, though the snow on your lawn says otherwise.
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April 01, 2015
Golf News

Who's in the news? Steve Cook

Steve Cook, formerly of Taylor Ridge, will be attempting to summit Ama Dablam in Nepal in October to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Michigan.
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