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Nice guys get nicknames

August 18, 2017 By
Full disclosure: Back in the early 2000s, one of the guys on the front cover used to boss me around. “Oh, so you’re writing about your friends now, Seth?” Well, yes and no. I’ve always written about my friends. (In ...
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My Second Office: Brandon Schindele

August 18, 2017 By
This month, Brandon Schindele graciously invited us into his (second) office at Edina (Minn.) Country Club. Schindele started his career at Edina CC as an intern in 1998 and accepted the second assistant role soon after, while still a student ...

Passing the torch

August 18, 2017 By
With only a handful of superintendents in its 112-year history, Topeka Country Club makes another switch… gradually. For the first time since 1979, Leo Pellant was able to take some time off during the month of July. Pellant started working ...

Digging deep for labor solutions

August 18, 2017 By and
Any of the following five ideas could be the difference between a skeleton crew and a successful crew. There were no new Terminator movies this summer, but Skynet clearly hasn’t won. Most work on the golf course is still done ...

How low can ultradwarf bermudagrasses go?

As ultradwarf bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon x C. transvaalensis) use moves farther north, there is increased risk of winter injury from low temperatures and desiccation. The use of protective covers during winter is an expensive but obligatory practice for ultradwarf bermudagrass ...
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Not another back-to-school commercial

August 18, 2017 By
When I arrived at Ohio State University in the 1980s, we held our research field day on the second Tuesday of September. We continued this through most of the 1990s. I liked the schedule because it was after Labor Day, ...
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