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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

Expert tips on how to not get burned by fire ants on the course Posted on 02 Mar 2023 in the Current Issue & 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 Current Issue & 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»

Longtime Carmel CC superintendent Bill Anderson dies at 72 Posted on 02 Jan 2023 in the Industry News & People categories.

Anderson's Carmel Country Club tenure ran 40 years, taking him from assistant superintendent to director of greens and grounds. Read more»

2022 State of the Industry: The boom goes on Posted on 14 Dec 2022 in the Featured & From the Magazine categories.

In the 2022 State of the Industry report, we reached out to GCSAA-affiliated chapter presidents across the country to get a report on this past golf season. Read more»

Three Ohio GCSAs merge to form Ohio Golf Course Superintendents Association Posted on 21 Nov 2022 in the Featured & Industry News categories.

The Central Ohio GCSA, Northwest Ohio GCSA and Miami Valley GCSA merged to form a single entity named the Ohio Golf Course Superintendents Association. Read more»