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Joel Jackson’s farewell column Posted on 02 May 2017 in the Columns categories.

It’s time to hang up this, my regular column, and go from semi-retirement to three-quarter retirement, at least. Not long ago, I asked Golfdom Editor-in-Chief Seth Jones to take me Read more»

If movies had more golf-centric themes Posted on 09 Nov 2016 in the Columns categories.

There is so much negativity in the news these days that I would like to offer up a rewrite of a column I did back in 2008 for a regional Read more»

Memory of an icon // The King and I Posted on 26 Sep 2016 in the Industry News & People categories.

I first met Arnold Palmer during a practice round at the Masters in the early 1980s. I attended the event with Jimmy Ellison, who was the superintendent at Palmer’s Bay Read more»

The days of whine and poses Posted on 29 Jul 2016 in the Columns & Featured categories.

The era of Arnie, Jack, Lee and Gary is over, and we are now in the days of Jordan, Jason, Rickie and Rory and a host of other new faces Read more»

Is El Niño a boom or a bust? Posted on 18 May 2016 in the Columns & Featured categories.

California ranks No. 2 nationally in total number of U.S. golf courses, behind No. 1 Florida. After the recent multi-year drought, which sparked mandatory water restrictions to all sectors of Read more»

Superintendents for all seasons: Snow belt versus sun belt Posted on 15 Apr 2016 in the Columns categories.

Superintendents are people for all seasons. Even though I have moved cross-country I am still in the Sun Belt (for agronomic purposes). Although California’s unique geography provides a wide variety Read more»