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About Stacie Zinn Roberts

Stacie Zinn Roberts is a winner of multiple TOCA awards and is a frequent contributor to Golfdom. She lives in Mount Vernon, Wash.

Posts by Stacie Zinn Roberts

The Golfer-in-Chief Posted on 24 Oct 2016 in the Columns & People categories.

From Eisenhower’s 800 rounds in eight years to Obama’s wedding crashing, golf and the POTUS has a long, rich history. A helicopter circles overhead. The thump, thump, thump of its Read more»

Early Order Program Guide Posted on 16 Oct 2015 in the Maintenance categories.

How early order programs benefit your course and the industry From course to course, challenges differ. Even courses that border each other have unique challenges despite their close proximity. The Read more»

Plant Health Part 1: A healthy plant wins the race Posted on 18 May 2015 in the Research categories.

When Joe Kennedy, CGCS, compares a healthy turf plant to a marathon runner, he knows what he’s talking about. He’s been the superintendent at Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn., Read more»

Zeon Zoysia introduced in Southeast Asia Posted on 12 May 2015 in the Industry News & Maintenance categories.

Brad Burgess has appreciated the benefits of zoysiagrass since he first encountered this family of grasses when he was a young superintendent working at a golf course in a remote Read more»

To core or not to core? Washington course stops pulling cores Posted on 18 Mar 2015 in the Maintenance categories.

Core aerification is a vital practice at many courses. But for some cool-season grass courses, it’s a thing of the past. The sewer ditch was 5 feet deep, 30 feet Read more»

Superintendents driven to distraction Posted on 23 Jul 2014 in the Uncategorized categories.

Some superintendents fish. Others hunt. Most play a little golf, heck, that’s almost unavoidable. But others invest in classic heavy metal — hot cars that get the blood pumping. Whether Read more»