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In-tents course management

November 1, 2016 By
It’s a unique golf course that allows tent camping on its fairways. What kind of a management team actually invites campers to bed down for a week on the course? “I’m hanging my butt out,” acknowledged Randy Long, superintendent at ...

Drones, data and turf maintenance

October 4, 2016 By
The old adage “A picture is worth a thousand words” is a refrain to which golf course superintendents subscribe. Photographs help turfgrass managers explain agronomic and maintenance programs to members and sell renovation and capital improvement projects to boards of ...

Pay up or go home

September 12, 2016 By and
A new labor law goes into effect December 1st. This law will impact 4.2 million American workers. But will workers make more money and have more free time, or find themselves unemployed? President Barack Obama has upped the ante for ...

2016 U.S. Open Preview: What’s old is new again

June 9, 2016 By
Back again at legendary Oakmont, the U.S. Open returns (for a record ninth time!) to a course that would look familiar to architect Henry Fownes. Oh, it’s on now. After two U.S. Opens celebrated for experimentation, the 2016 U.S. Open ...

Merrily they roll along…down the fairway

April 15, 2016 By
And before long, you may be rolling, too. It’s said that sooner or later, everything old is new again. Whether you believe that or not (it’s also said that 50 is the new 40), it just may be true for ...

Short and Sweet: The perks of par-3 courses

April 15, 2016 By
From coast to coast and for golfers rich and poor, par-3 courses are short on yardage but long on value. Whether it’s the attention of the par-3 contest at Augusta National during the Masters Tournament or special events at a ...