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Jack Holt (Photo: Joann Dost)

Pebble Beach personalities

May 23, 2019 By
Steven Spatafore Assistant-in-Training It’s fair to say the 2008 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am changed the life of then-12-year-old Steven Spatafore. Not because he had a chance encounter with Kevin Costner, Ray Romano or Kevin James. Huey Lewis could have walked ...

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Chris Dalhamer, CGCS, is director of golf course maintenance for all four courses at Pebble Beach Resorts: Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, the Links at Spanish Bay and Del Monte Golf Course. (Photo: Joann Dost)

100 never looked so good at Pebble Beach Golf Links

May 21, 2019 By
It’s been nine years since Pebble Beach Golf Links hosted the U.S. Open, but somehow it doesn’t seem so long ago. Time flies in Pebble Beach, Calif., something to which longtime assistant superintendent Jack Holt can attest. “It’s been 38 ...

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John Thompson (Photo: Lou Ferraro, Park South Photography)

19th Hole: John Thompson

May 16, 2019 By
John Thompson Superintendent // Sycamore Hills GC, Fort Wayne, Ind. John, what can I get you? A cold beer, an IPA … do they have Lagunitas? Tell me about your family. I married my high school sweetheart, Melissa. We’ve been ...

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A gander-free — and droppings-free — No. 10 at Ruth Lake CC. (Photo: of Ruth Lake CC / Golf Shots Unlimited)

Got a goose on the loose?

May 14, 2019 By
Almost 10 years ago, local engineer Rick Johnson asked Dan Marco, CGCS at Ruth Lake Country Club in the western Chicago suburb of Hinsdale, Ill., if he could use the property as a testing site for solar-powered laser units to ...

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Landing a job is in the details

May 7, 2019 By
My last name is Gulotti with a hard G. It’s an Italian name, but I also have a mix of French, Czechoslovakian and mostly Irish blood. The only truly Italian thing about me is my last name. I haven’t experienced ...

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A Q&A with Matt Elmore: Goosegrass in the mid-Atlantic

May 7, 2019 By
Matt Elmore, Ph.D., is a turfgrass weed scientist at Rutgers University. Matt and his team have an extensive weed science research program, and they place an emphasis on understanding goosegrass and its control. You may reach Matt at for ...

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