100th PGA Championship preview

July 15, 2018 - By

It’s not just the scenic views that motivates Carlos Arraya, CGCS, on daily basis: it’s the people. Getting ready for the 100th PGA Championship, Seth Jones catches up with Bellerive Country Club’s superintendent to learn about his career, the course and what it means for a major tournament to return to St. Louis. This video is sponsored content by John read more

Flying high in the Hamptons: GreenSight Agronomics gives Shinnecock Hills a bird’s eye view of its turf

June 19, 2018 - By

As one of the five founding clubs of the USGA, Shinnecock Hills has a storied past. But when it came time to prepare for the U.S. Open, Jon Jennings, CGCS, and his team turned to some pretty cutting-edge turf technology to get the course in top condition. “We started using a technology with a drone. It’s called GreenSight Agronomics. We read more

From concrete to turf: Bobby Bolin’s journey to Shinnecock

June 19, 2018 - By

It’s a little over 1,500 miles from Albion, Neb., to the maintenance facility at Shinnecock Hills. It’s a journey Assistant Superintendent Bobby Bolin was happy to make if it meant being involved with the 2018 U.S. Open. Bolin was raised in Albion, a small town outside of Omaha where his family owns a 400-acre farm inherited from his grandfather. From read more

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Sibling rivalry: how Shinnecock’s Lindsay Brownson found her own way

June 19, 2018 - By

Lindsay Brownson, assistant superintendent at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, hails from Syracuse, N.Y. where she first got her start in the golf industry. Brownson’s two older brothers, who worked at a local golf course, inspired her to pursue the industry back when they were in high school. “They always came home with stories and I was like ‘Oh, I want read more

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Photo Parade: Behind the scenes of the 2018 U.S. Open

June 19, 2018 - By

A couple volunteers pore over the handy volunteer guide for the week. Jack Curtin, Shinnecock Hills tournament general chairman, welcomes the volunteer crew on Sunday, June 10. “The players that I have talked to this week who have played the course are raving about the conditions of this golf course,” he said. “And handing this golf course over to you read more

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2018 U.S. Open Photo Parade: maintenance before dawn

June 19, 2018 - By

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