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Alan FitzGerald (Photo courtesy of Alan Fitzgerald)

2019 Herb Graffis Businessperson of the Year: Alan FitzGerald buys into bunker solution

September 17, 2019 By and
The Herb Graffis Businessperson of the Year Award is named in honor of Golfdom’s founder, World Golf Hall of Fame member Herb Graffis. Graffis was one of the first people to think of golf as a business when he and ...

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Prevent winter desiccation on creeping bentgrass

September 17, 2019 By
Winter injury from desiccation is a leading cause of turf loss across the northern and central Great Plains. Desiccation occurs whenever turfgrass water loss exceeds its ability to acquire water from the soil. Desiccation can happen at any time of ...

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Overturned machine (Photo: iStock.com/chimmy)

What to do when OSHA comes knocking

September 17, 2019 By
The No. 1 cause of job-related deaths on golf courses is machinery rollovers. Nationwide, 18 of the 48 deaths in the latest Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reporting period were caused by equipment rolling over on a worker. And ...

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Jake Goodman, Alan Brown, Craig MacGregor (Photo: Golfdom Staff)

Golfdom Gallery: September 2019

September 17, 2019 By
1. Bash brothers At the recent Wee One fundraiser at Staley Farms Golf Course in Kansas City, Mo., John Deere’s John O’Leary (left) and Blue Hills CC Superintendent Woody Moriarty were competing for long drive of the day. Turns out ...

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Kyle Johnson (Photo: Lou Ferraro, South park Photography)

19th Hole: Kyle Johnson

September 17, 2019 By
Kyle Johnson Superintendent // Carolina Country Club, Raleigh, N.C. What can I get you? You know me, Miller Lite. I’m classy that way. I’ve got good news for you, Kyle — the Underdogs calendar is back in 2020! That is ...

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Effect of FeSO4 and lightweight rolling on dollar spot suppression. (Photo: Travis Roberson)

Iron sulfate and lightweight rolling for dollar spot

Dollar spot (Clarireedia spp.) is one of the most damaging turfgrass diseases worldwide. Superintendents routinely apply a wide variety of broad spectrum and site-specific fungicides to suppress dollar spot, but there are increasing alternatives to traditional fungicides employed for dollar ...

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