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SOI 2017: Fairway rolling gains traction

December 18, 2017 By
Rolling fairways is still an alternative practice, but is gaining momentum in the industry. When the membership at the Wykagyl Country Club, New Rochelle, N.Y., demanded firmer playing surfaces, Superintendent Dan Rogers decided to roll out a new idea. “The ...

State of the Industry: Predicting golf’s future in 2018 and beyond

December 15, 2017 By
Industry pundits predict — and indicators point to — a gradual increase in golf’s bottom line for 2018 and beyond. In September and November of this year, we surveyed Golfdom readers, asking for their opinions on the state of the ...
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Are we there yet?

December 14, 2017 By
As we near the close of another calendar year, we always find ourselves reflecting on our personal lives as well as our professional lives. In my case, I also look hard at golf, the industry from which we make a ...
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Reflecting on the best of 2017

December 14, 2017 By
It’s hard to believe that 2017 has come and gone. With both of my kids in elementary school now (Evey is in fifth grade, Boyd is in kindergarten), I see that it’s true what people say about time moving faster ...

SOI 2017: Put him down for a par

December 14, 2017 By
In what would be a roller coaster of a scorecard, 33 percent of Golfdom’s readers give President Trump a par. This time last year, Golfdom was reacting to the news that multi-course owner Donald Trump would be the next president ...
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SOI 2017: Teach your children well

December 14, 2017 By
Most superintendents love their jobs, but not all want to see their kids follow in their footsteps. Superintendents who also take on fatherhood have been passing on their love of golf and turf maintenance to their children for decades. In ...
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