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Embracing the youth (on course) movement

September 17, 2018 By
Last month in this space I heralded the unification of the First Green and the GCSAA. Let’s keep this youth golf movement rolling this issue and show some love to our new friends at Youth on Course. It was T.A. ...

Returning to summer camp

September 17, 2018 By
A colleague of mine, Pamela Sherratt, this year created and organized a week-long STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) camp through The Ohio State University. Pam’s STEM summer camp focus was on the science behind turfgrass management. I asked her ...

Pro athlete, veterinarian or… superintendent

August 15, 2018 By
I had the pleasure of attending two graduations recently — one was a 5th grade graduation, the other a 6th grade graduation. The comment everyone makes — especially grumbling parents in the auditorium — is, ‘Since when did we start ...
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This too shall pass

August 15, 2018 By
Ah, the dog days of summer. The weather is miserable, you and the crew are exhausted and the turf wants nothing more than to shut it down until next spring. And the good news is that you still have to ...
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Clark Talks Turf: Photosynthesis and respiration

August 15, 2018 By
Jack Fry, Ph.D., is a turfgrass scientist at Kansas State University. Jack conducts research on water use, physiology and zoysiagrass cultivar development and teaches students and turf professionals. You may reach Jack at jfry@ksu.edu for more information. Q: Briefly define ...
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The PGA Championship’s future challenges

August 15, 2018 By
We’re all excited for this month’s 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. Although the club is more than 100 years old, members in 1955 hired Robert Trent Jones Sr. to identify a site and design a ...
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