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What the scent of spring means for your turf

April 22, 2019 By
The arrival of spring’s warm, sunny days awakens turfgrasses from their dormant winter state. Brownish turf is replaced by dark green, which announces the rejuvenation of life on a golf course. As the turf continues its march toward summer, it ...

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Keeping up with the Jones: A farewell to Dan Jenkins

April 15, 2019 By
Sports journalism, and certainly the great game of golf, lost a legend recently with the passing of World Golf Hall of Famer Dan Jenkins at the age of 90. I’m happy to say I knew Dan Jenkins, a little. The ...

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Social media advice is far from perfect

March 12, 2019 By
Beware of #FakeNews, they tell us. Fake news is referenced almost every day in the political arena, but it also can be seen in the social media world of turfgrass. I have written about the value of social media and ...

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A spring burnout

March 12, 2019 By
Finally, the first day of spring. It’s still cool, but it’s sunny, and the snow is finally gone. After five months of storage, I lift the garage door, revealing my 1969 Pontiac Firebird. It’s one of the year’s most exciting ...

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A return to my beginnings

March 12, 2019 By
I had the good fortune in early January to attend the Indiana Green Expo, the turf and landscape conference in Indiana. For me, it was a return to where I started my career. My first professional position following graduation was ...

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Don’t picture me rollin’

February 27, 2019 By
I never know what the annual Golf Industry Show (GIS) will bring. This year, I saw so many familiar faces, made a bunch of new connections and was greeted by a lot of readers who just wanted to say hi. ...

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