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Women in Golf 2019 (Photo: Bayer)

Definitely not one of the guys: A 2019 Women in Golf recap

November 19, 2019 By
Brandi Merrick is assistant superintendent of golf maintenance at The Omni Grove Park Inn Golf Club in Asheville, N.C., but she went to Iowa State to be an actuary because she loves math. She soon realized, however, that crunching numbers ...

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NHGCSA members (Photo: Seth Jones)

Golfdom Gallery: November 2019

November 15, 2019 By
Great names in golf BASF’s Peter Jacobsen (left) and Ryan Green, CGCS, at Crystal Lake GC in Mapleville, R.I., have names meant for golf. Drinks are on Jonesy Golfdom Editor-in-Chief Seth Jones (left) traveled to New Hampshire to thank the ...

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Soil-moisture map (Photo: Chase Straw)

Golf course soil-moisture mapping

Golf course superintendents often irrigate fairways based on a feeling. However, using objective data to create soil-moisture maps of golf course fairways — as well as taking advantage of valve-in-head control — can significantly reduce water consumption by programming irrigation ...

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(Photo courtesy of Innisbrook Resort)

Four courses, two superintendents, one vision

November 7, 2019 By
As the home of the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship, Palm Harbor, Fla.’s Innisbrook Resort is the center of the golf world’s attention one week every year. After all, major champions like Jordan Spieth, Vijay Singh, Jim Furyk and Retief Goosen ...

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Golfdom Files: Men outrank turf as maintenance problem

November 7, 2019 By
The year is 1953. The problem is finding qualified, loyal employees. Wait. That sounds all too familiar. Author L.R. Mitchell adds his voice to the many voices over the years that have suggested solutions to the labor problem, recommending that ...

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E.J. Chea (Photo: Seth Jones)

19th Hole: E.J. Chea

November 7, 2019 By
E.J. Chea Superintendent // Pease Golf Course, Portsmouth, N.H. E.J., what can I get you? Maker’s Mark and Diet Coke, with a lime. Tell me about your family. My wife is Beth. Our son Graham is 8 and a half. ...

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