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A golf course waiting to happen

November 27, 2017 By
Although Stoatin Brae Golf Club opened just this year, its natural characteristics are reminiscent of an old Scottish links course, and its superintendent plans to keep it that way. As Jon Scott, owner and president of Augusta, Mich.’s Gull Lake ...
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Every drop counts

October 10, 2017 By and
For the people who make a living in the irrigation industry, creating the next great innovation is a constant goal. Superintendents thinking of autonomous technology related to their jobs may see images in their heads of driverless mowers or sprayers, ...

Less turf + better turf = better for golf

September 20, 2017 By
In an effort to make golf better for the budget and better for the golfer, courses take a close look at where the green goes. The California drought, thankfully, is over. And so is a state program that rewarded California ...

Erin Hills earns respect

September 5, 2017 By and
The first U.S. Open in Wisconsin braves severe weather and extreme heat to provide the ultimate test of golf. There wasn’t much drama on Sunday at Erin Hills when it came to who would hoist the 2017 U.S. Open trophy. ...
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Passing the torch

August 30, 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 ...