May 31, 2017
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Kubota joins National Hispanic Landscape Alliance

According to the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Americans make up more than one third of the landscape industry workforce and 17 percent of its business owners, more than twice the national average in both categories.
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May 31, 2017
Golf News

GCSAA FUNDS $115,000 FOR NEW TURFGRASS RESEARCH IN 2017

Seven research projects that began in 2016 will also continue to receive financial support.
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May 30, 2017
Golf News

Toro partners with Virginia Tech for GPS sprayer technology research

Virginia Tech and Toro’s Center for Advanced Turf Technology (CATT) will share in the research findings at the end of the research period of approximately two years.
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May 30, 2017
Calendar

Turface Athletics to hold field maintenance seminar May 31 at Georgia Tech

The event at Russ Chandler Stadium features hands-on field maintenance education, with host and guest speaker Chris May, director of athletic grounds and sports turf at Georgia Tech University.
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May 30, 2017
Golf News

Police Filmed Tiger Woods DUI Debacle

Two breath tests recorded Woods’s blood alcohol content at .000, indicating that he was likely incapacitated due to his ingestion of narcotics. Woods told police that he takes the painkiller Vicodin and other medicines.
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May 30, 2017
Golf News

How Can Course Superintendents Help Prevent Spring Golf Course Allergies?

Golf course superintendents can do their part to reduce potential allergens on their course.
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May 29, 2017
Golf News

MacKenzie makes mark as Master Water Steward

As MacKenzie learned more about local water management, he soon realized that he could put his expertise in turf management to good use, helping other people learn how to take care of their lawns without polluting local lakes or groundwater resources.
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May 28, 2017
Golf News

Early mornings at Montana's Pryor Creek Golf Club

Every minute counts when the crew has to mow, roll and cut cups for two 18-hole courses.
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May 27, 2017
Equipment

Paris Site Furnishings introduces shade structures

Durable single or dual post configurations are available for standard or wheelchair-accessible seating, or for 6-foot benches.
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May 26, 2017
Golf News

A beer-friendly ranking of Memorial Day games

The biggest challenge on a three-day weekend is determining what might be the best game for you.
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May 26, 2017
Golf News

Golf was made for Canadians

As if you need more justification for playing golf, or maybe to persuade some non-golfing friends to join you, here are some reasons to celebrate Get Out and Golf Day this Sunday.
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May 26, 2017
Equipment

Hustler Turf Equipment launches utility vehicle option

The MDV signifies the company’s first entry into the utility vehicle or side-by-side category.
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May 26, 2017
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N.J. set to allow turf field at Goffle Brook Park

Passaic County, which operates Goffle Brook Park, wants to spend $1 million to install artificial turf on what is now a soggy, flood-prone field at the south end of the park.
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May 25, 2017
Golf News

Golf wants to depoliticize Donald Trump's U.S. Open. Is it feasible?

Not that the players are blind to the controversy; as Kerr mentioned, "We're all girls at heart." But they're channeling that concentration into something they can control: being positive role models for today's youth.
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May 25, 2017
Golf News

Els gives himself two-shot penalty at BMW PGA

Els ultimately felt the best resolution was to take a two-shot penalty under Rule 20-7 for "playing from wrong place."
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May 25, 2017
Golf News

LPGA hasn't seen a multiple winner this season

Count Lydia Ko, in her 82nd consecutive week as the world's No. 1 player, among those who aren't surprised.
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May 25, 2017
Golf News

GCSAA names field staff rep for South Central region

Beginning on June 1, Walker will be the GCSAA liaison for affiliated chapters in Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas.
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May 25, 2017
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TPI Appoints Executive Director & Associate Executive Director

Casey Reynolds is a passionate advocate of the benefits of turfgrass and intent on delivering the message of their usefulness in urban environments.
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May 25, 2017
Golf News

Troon names new president

Schantz is an attorney. He will oversee strategic planning, global development, branding and Troon’s newest division — True Club Solutions.
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May 25, 2017
Golf News

Golf advocacy making progress

The industry was committed last month to three areas including solving the H-2B visa problem to make golf’s need for seasonal employees less dramatic.
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May 25, 2017
Golf News

PHIT Act Support Builds With 50th Congressional Co-Sponsor

An independent study conducted by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) concluded nearly 80 percent of parents and 77 percent of millennials are in favor of the PHIT Act, which allows individuals to use pre-tax medical accounts to offset cos
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May 25, 2017
Calendar

Dr. Frank Wong Headlines NTA Conference

The conference will open with golf Sunday, Oct. 1 at the Rope Rider course at Suncadia.
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May 25, 2017
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Think all artificial turf is the same? Think again! Just look around MLS

Portland, Seattle and New England all feature Georgia-based FieldTurf’s most premium product, the Revolution 360 infill system, as will Atlanta.
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May 24, 2017
Golf News

Eric Trump: Women's Open will be 'best' USGA tournament ever

The 72nd U.S. Women’s Open will be played July 13–16.
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May 24, 2017
Golf News

Will Donald Trump Be Impeached?

This might all seem like a liberal fantasy: No president has ever been booted out of the job, and only Richard Nixon resigned under the pressure of the impeachment process.
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May 24, 2017
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Dr. Bruce Clarke: Creation and evolution of BMPs for managing turf diseases

Bruce also filled us in on the upcoming 13th International Turfgrass Research Conference to be held July 16-21 in New Brunswick, N.J.
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May 23, 2017
Golf News

Award helps Kathy Gildersleeve-Jensen expand influence in industry

The long-time area pro has always been devoted to golf, particularly instruction, but winning the 2014 PGA National Teacher of the Year opened other doors to expand her influence on the game.
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May 23, 2017
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Netherlands club captains request ban of artificial turf

Players believe they sustain more joint injuries and need more recovery time in switching from games on grass.
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May 22, 2017
Golf News

Chemical companies Huntsman, Clariant announce $20B merger

The merger of equals comes as chemical companies consolidate to eliminate overlapping operations and products. Synergies from the merger could reach $400 million annually.
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May 22, 2017
Golf News

Every golfer can sympathize with this frustrated kid

Over the weekend, Amanda Blumenherst shared this video of her son missing four times from about 2 inches—and then collapsing in frustration.
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May 22, 2017
Golf News

Legends of Golf helped Senior Tour's growth

The tour for players over 50 years of age was struggling to find a niche with television audiences when Fred Raphael came up with the idea of a “Legends of Golf” event to showcase just what competitive juices and golfing talent the seniors still possessed
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May 22, 2017
Golf News

Top 5 golf trends for 2017

While colored balls have been around for several years, they are becoming more mainstream.
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May 22, 2017
Golf News

The Great Opportunity in the Golf Industry

There are a whole bunch of folks that, starting in 2020, could have a positive impact on a game that has suffered participation losses.
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May 22, 2017
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Startup Is Growing a Business by Growing Healthier, More Sustainable Turf

The company's signature product is Rhizosorb, which soaks up and holds fertilizer in the soil until the plant uses it.
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May 22, 2017
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High schools receiving turf this summer but should be cautious

According to a recent study, turf fields are extremely cost-effective.
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May 20, 2017
Golf News

Potential border wall could split family-owned golf course

The border wall wouldn't just be dividing their business but their family dream.
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May 19, 2017
Equipment

How Callaway Golf (ELY) Stock Stands Out in a Strong Industry

Callaway Golf is actually looking pretty good on its own.
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May 18, 2017
Golf News

Lexi Thompson parachuted onto a golf course and is now leading the tournament

Thompson, 22, certainly gave her pro-am partners a memorable experience on Wednesday with her surprise landing.
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May 18, 2017
Golf News

Superintendents' Income Rising

The average base salary for golf course superintendents rose to $89,189, a 4.7% increase over 2015.
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May 18, 2017
Golf News

Golf Becoming Affordable Sport

Some companies are purchasing struggling courses, revamping them into fitness centers with the golf course as a secondary offering, and reopening the businesses as part of chains.
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May 17, 2017
Golf News

Dick's Sporting Goods stock sinks

Despite first-quarter revenue and earnings growth, Dick's is grappling with intense online competition, which is draining store sales of products such as electronics.
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May 17, 2017
Golf News

More Than Just Golf

This new initiative will be a great benefit to our Glen Lakes full golf members and increase benefits beyond the golf club.
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May 17, 2017
Golf News

Geoponics expands sustainable turf management in West Coast market

Agri-Turf Distributing LLC, based out of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., serves the golf course, vegetation management, pest control, as well as turf and ornamental industries.
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May 16, 2017
Golf News

2017 U.S. Open preview: Erin Hills

In October of 2009, Wisconsin businessman Andy Ziegler, chairman of Artisan Partners Asset Management, bought the course.
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May 16, 2017
Golf News

Future looks bright for scenic Idaho Club

There is new ownership, plans for a new clubhouse and stable footing that has eluded the development for years, reflected in the greeting on its Website: “Welcome to the new Idaho Club.”
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May 16, 2017
Equipment

TaylorMade Golf purchased by KPS Capital Partners LP in $425M deal

The KPS purchase should be completed in fall 2017, according to company communication.
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May 16, 2017
Golf News

State of golf industry in flux

Junior golf participation numbers have risen, particularly in Oregon.
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May 15, 2017
Golf News

Less green for local golf courses

The number of golfers in the United States is at its lowest level in a generation, leading to shaky course finances, and in some cases, closures.
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May 15, 2017
Equipment

Adidas sells TaylorMade

For a long time, companies thrived on rolling out one or two new models or product updates a year, trusting that golf’s demographic would be interested in and willing to shell out to upgrade.
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May 15, 2017
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Regents clear path for NSU turf improvements

Veronica Paulson, vice president for finance and administration at Northern State, told the South Dakota Board of Regents on Wednesday the price for the project likely would exceed $1.5 million.
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May 15, 2017
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UGA-Tifton set to host annual turf conference

The conference will focus on plant breeding, fertilizer and herbicide management.
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May 15, 2017
Equipment

Hustler Turf Equipment Enters Utility Vehicle Market with MDV

The MDV signifies the company’s first entry into the utility vehicle or side-by-side category.
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May 14, 2017
Equipment

Altoz/Central Boiler Awarded “100 Best Companies to Work For”

The award honors 100 Minnesota companies that have been voted the best places to work by their own employees.
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May 13, 2017
Golf News

ClubCorp and FrontFour Capital Reach Agreement to Add 2 Directors to Board

The ClubCorp Board now comprises 10 directors, nine of whom are independent.
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May 12, 2017
Golf News

Vandals break into Trump's Bronx golf course and hack down trees

The incident happened at the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in the Bronx sometime Tuesday morning.
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May 12, 2017
Equipment

DrumQuik for GoatThroat Pumps wins 2016 Product of the Year Gold Award

Pumps from GoatThroat prevent the hazards usually associated with transferring liquids such as unwanted vapors, leaks and spills.
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May 12, 2017
Golf News

Here’s How You Can Help Audubon Protect Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds also play an important role in pollinating flowers along with bees, moths, butterflies and bats.
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May 12, 2017
Golf News

McNamara wins North Florida PGA award

The award recognizes superintendents “whose contributions to the facility show exceptional commitment of passion, time and resources to provide the best playing conditions and conservation practices.”
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May 12, 2017
Golf News

Marriott Golf Announces Golf Excellence Awards

Mike Cole, general manager of golf at Stone Mountain (Ga.) Golf Club, was named Marriott’s Golf Professional of the Year.
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May 12, 2017
Golf News

Hazeltine Still Feeling Ryder Cup's Impact on Golf Course

The Ryder Cup required two million square feet of bleachers, tents, restrooms and flooring.
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May 11, 2017
New Products

Exteris Stressgard

This product delivers increased plant health benefits along with improved turf quality.
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May 11, 2017
Golf News

GCSAA announces "Thank A Golf Course Superintendent Week"

The week will drive awareness of the great contributions golf course superintendents make to the game of golf.
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May 11, 2017
New Products

SnowEx Storm Seekers Headlamps Offer Brighter Beams for Truck Plows

The Storm Seeker headlamps are uniquely designed to reliably deter water ingression.
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May 11, 2017
Golf News

Golf des Forges Acquired by La Grande Maison Younan Collection

The three courses vary in topography and difficulty and are designed so that two can be played for a complete par 72 experience.
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May 11, 2017
Golf News

Center for Sustainability funds 11 projects for 2018

Of the 31 proposed projects, 11 were approved, and nearly $200,000 was given out.
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May 10, 2017
Maintenance

TPC Boston undergoing renovation

Workers are now finishing up holes 12 and 13, making them available to TPC Boston members in a couple of weeks.
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May 09, 2017
Chemicals

Willowood USA launches broad-spectrum fungicide

Willowood Pyrac 2EC is approved by the EPA to protect more than 90 crops from more than 50 diseases.
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May 08, 2017
Equipment

Lynx Smart Satellite

The successor to Toro Network VP, the Lynx Smart Satellite features a faster microprocessor and increased memory.
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May 07, 2017
Golf News

REGIONAL TRENDS IN LAND USE AND ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICES ON U.S. GOLF COURSES

The surveys were conducted by GCSAA and funded by the EIFG through sponsorship by the United States Golf Association.
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May 06, 2017
Golf News

Modern makeover: Courses renovate to stay ahead of game

What's happening at Sea Pines is indicative of an industry-wide shift from new facilities to sprucing up existing ones, to stand out in an era of oversupply.
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May 05, 2017
Golf News

National Golf Day leaders engage in discussion of visa program

It’s estimated that thousands of workers come to the U.S. to work on golf courses through the visa program.
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May 04, 2017
Golf News

Rounds 4 Research auction is open through May 7

Support the future of the game by funding turfgrass research programs.
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May 04, 2017
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Husqvarna to Offer Fleet Discount Program Benefits to National Hispanic Landscape Alliance Members

The new offering is part of a larger initiative by Husqvarna to support the growth of the landscape industry and better engage industry Hispanics through a special Husqvarna Fleet Program incentive.
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May 04, 2017
Golf News

Broad Coalition of Leaders Meet With Congress to Promote PHIT Act

The PHIT Act, if passed, would change current federal tax law to allow consumers to use pre-tax medical accounts to pay for expenses related to sports, fitness and other qualified physical activities.
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May 03, 2017
Golf News

Brandt Snedeker—and his kids—are enjoying having the Ryder Cup

Brandt Snedeker also brought the Ryder Cup to Tuesday night's NHL Playoff tilt between Nashville and St. Louis, taking it onto the ice before the game.
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May 03, 2017
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How to Get Golf Course Quality Turf for Your Clients

We’ll explain how the Anuvia GreenTRX puts mechanisms nature perfected to work to minimize nutrient loss and environmental impact.
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May 03, 2017
Golf News

Avid golfer Corey Lanerie riding Lookin At Lee in Kentucky Derby

Lookin At Lee will be ridden by perhaps the biggest golf nut in the field, Corey Lanerie.
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May 03, 2017
Golf News

Climate change expected to make turbulence stronger and more frequent

There is a growing amount of research that shows that as the planet warms from climate change, the second half of this century will see an increase in turbulence.
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May 03, 2017
Equipment

Aquatrols Promotes Matt Foster to President and CEO

The appointment of Foster coincides with surging momentum for Aquatrols’ business.
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May 03, 2017
Maintenance

Salary and satisfaction in the golf course industry

The first of those is the relative importance of salary to an individual. What might be sufficient earnings to one might be judged to be low to another.
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May 02, 2017
Golf News

Trump Fondly Remembers the Fake Civil War Battle That Took Place on His Golf Course

Mr. Trump repeatedly said that "numerous historians" had told him that the golf club site was known as the River of Blood. But he said he did not remember their names.
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May 02, 2017
Golf News

Western Products Named Top Workplace in Wisconsin

Western Products employs approximately 300 people in the Milwaukee area.
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May 02, 2017
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Karen Cooper Appointed Associate Executive Director of TPI

Cooper has extensive professional writing expertise, along with 15 years of administrative and project management experience.
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May 02, 2017
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Casey Reynolds Appointed Executive Director of TPI

Reynolds is a passionate advocate of the benefits of turfgrass and intent on delivering the message of their usefulness in urban environments.
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May 02, 2017
Golf News

Record Number of Beginning Golfers in 2016

The total number of beginning golfers (those playing on a golf course for the first time ever in 2016) rose to a record-high 2.5 million
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May 01, 2017
Golf News

Dale, PGA Tour tap Durabunker for revetted bunker job at Nine Bridges

Crews here had been in the habit of rebuilding its 15 revetted bunkers every 2-3 years.
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