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Drainage work on Cherry Valley's No. 11 and No. 16 holes are complete and the installation of Blinder Bunker material is almost complete. (Photo: Chris Caporicci)

Use bunkers to direct the golfer’s eye

March 11, 2020 By
Bunker renovations offer a chance to take a second look at golf course flow and address additional pain points. This was the case with Cherry Valley Club in Garden City, N.Y., as Superintendent Chris Caporicci prepared to renovate the course’s ...

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Meet at the Masters

March 11, 2020 By
It’s a bucket list item for golf fans around the world. Smelling the azaleas in person, taking in the beauty of Amen Corner with a pimento cheese sandwich, then quietly making the long uphill walk to No. 18 to see ...

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Golfdom Gallery: March 2020

March 11, 2020 By
Ain’t no party like a Golfdom party We’re biased, but we think the Friends of Golfdom (FOG) party was the best party at GIS. Were you there? Agree or disagree? And the winner is … At the Golfdom booth, Alan ...

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Chase Walden, superintendent of of Old Oakland Golf Club in Indianapolis, Ind., says if you opt for an outside contractor to work on your bunkers, expect to work long hours as the crew wants to complete the job as quick as they can. (Photo: Chase Walden)

How course modernized saucer-style bunkers

March 11, 2020 By
When it comes to renovating bunkers, superintendents have a big choice to make: go in-house or use an outside firm. Chase Walden, superintendent of Old Oakland Golf Club in Indianapolis, Ind., says this often is a question of manpower. “If ...

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The importance of saying what you mean

March 11, 2020 By
On a recent transatlantic flight, between the boredom of yet another movie and waiting for the best time to climb over “Vegetable Lasagna” — my new seatmate — for the bathroom, I drifted back over my life in the United ...

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I was The Terminator

March 11, 2020 By
A mentor blatantly lied to me, and it took years of experience to learn the truth. It didn’t feel like a lie back then, but I believed him when he told me that terminating employees would get easier the more ...

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