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About Rob DiFranco


Rob DiFranco is Golfdom's associate editor. A 2018 graduate of Kent State University, DiFranco holds a bachelor's degree in journalism. Prior to Golfdom, DiFranco was a reporter for The Morning Journal in Lorain, Ohio

Posts by Rob DiFranco

Ryan Blair, CGCS, recalls his journey to becoming super at Holston Hills CC Posted on 24 May 2023 in the From the Magazine & Tour Guide categories.

Ryan Blair, CGCS, superintendent at Holston Hills CC in Knoxville, Tenn., recounts the journey that lead him to his course hosting the Visit Knoxville Open. Read more»

Superintendent Greg Niendorf on hosting the Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play in the desert Posted on 23 May 2023 in the From the Magazine & Tour Guide categories.

Greg Niendorf, superintendent at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, Nev., says turf management is a constant battle with weather, soil and water. Read more»

High-tech tools that will influence the future of golf course maintenance Posted on 11 May 2023 in the Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

From golf balls that measure green speeds, to robotic mowers, to drones that spray native areas — the future of golf course maintenance is now. Read more»

Expert tips on how to not get burned by fire ants on the course Posted on 02 Mar 2023 in the Featured & From the Magazine categories.

Blake Layton, Ph.D., says a combination of granular baits and broadcast insecticides can help superintendents stamp out these firey pests. Read more»

Greenworks Commercial opens first US-based manufacturing facility in Tennessee Posted on 23 Feb 2023 in the From the Magazine & Industry News categories.

Greenworks Commercial will produce its new OptimusZ battery-powered mower at its first U.S.-based facility in Morristown, Tenn. Read more»

Turf Pest of the Month: Get to know the Japanese beetle Posted on 27 Jan 2023 in the From the Magazine & Turf Pest of the Month categories.

David Held, Ph.D., shares how superintendents can spot Japanese beetle damage in cool- and warm-season turf and gives tips on how to treat it. Read more»