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Mark Woodward is president of Mark Woodward and Associates, principal of DaMarCo Golf, CEO of MasterStep Golf Group and a contributing editor for Golfdom.

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Bunker renovation 101 Posted on 16 Apr 2018 in the Columns & Featured categories.

Bunkers, like all physical features on golf courses, show signs of aging over time. Golf is an outdoor sport, and bunkers are affected by numerous conditions, including dust storms, wind, Read more»

Are we there yet? Posted on 14 Dec 2017 in the Columns categories.

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 Read more»

Memory of an Icon // A higher power Posted on 25 Sep 2016 in the Industry News & People categories.

My father’s favorite golfer of all time was Arnold Palmer. Part of the connection for my dad was that he was born the same year as Mr. Palmer and watched Read more»

Residents to owners: A true golf success story Posted on 18 Feb 2016 in the Columns categories.

As we shift into 2016, and moved by Golfdom’s January cover story about the prognosis for golf this year, I’ve been inspired by a true golf success story that, despite Read more»

Being a superintendent: It’s not as easy as we make it look Posted on 13 Nov 2015 in the Columns categories.

Golf is hard enough for 98 percent of golfers who enjoy playing the game, but as each year passes the business of golf gets harder for those of us who Read more»

Return on investment: How to motivate your maintenance staff Posted on 23 Sep 2015 in the Career & Columns categories.

One of the most challenging parts of a golf course superintendent’s job has nothing to do with turfgrass management. It’s building a strong team of employees that you trust and Read more»