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The grass is still greener

February 11, 2019 By
There are reasons to be down on the game of golf. Labor challenges, unusually wet or dry weather patterns, aging golfers, rising expenses — they can all keep a superintendent up at night. And yet, expectations are high for 2019, ...
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See it in San Diego at GIS

February 4, 2019 By
The average temperature in San Diego in early February is between 63 and 67 degrees. But beyond the great weather, the annual Golf Industry Show is the largest education conference in the world of golf maintenance. This year’s GIS offers ...
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Midwest cool-season fairway water requirements

January 31, 2019 By and
Fairways are some of the largest areas of irrigated golf course turf. Although regions like the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast (where creeping bentgrass is widely used) are considered “humid,” acute drought can persist for weeks. Combine drought with water scarcity ...

Welcome home, pigtailed toddler

January 24, 2019 By
This is a special month for my team here at North Coast Media (NCM). As you may have seen in our “Starter” section this month and a few months ago, some changes have occurred internally at NCM. I was promoted ...
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The 19th Hole: Mike McCormick

January 24, 2019 By
Mike McCormick Superintendent // The Apawamis Club, Rye, N.Y. Mike, what can I get you? I’m a simple guy … I’ll have a Bud Light. Congratulations on getting married! How did you and Jamie meet? When I was the first ...
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Golfdom Gallery: January 2019

January 24, 2019 By
1. One bad bowtie We spotted this Chevy Silverado — proudly representing Redexim Turf Products — at the Kansas City Airport parking lot. Is your company truck cooler than this? Send us a photo and prove it. 2. Reunion at ...