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Measurement devices used in this research. From left to right: TruFirm, Clegg and TDR350 with Turf Rod Spacers at 0.5-, 1.0- and 1.5-inch depths. (Photo: Daniel O'Brien)

What putting green firmness measurements actually tell us

Firmness is an important attribute of championship greens, affecting both playability and durability of the putting surface. However, firmness can be interpreted and managed in various ways. Underlying factors often associated with firmness include volumetric water content (VWC), organic matter ...

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Living with intentionality

June 5, 2019 By
It’s no secret that social media platforms are the New Age scrapbooks. They provide our friends and families immediate access to the most memorable moments of our life journey. The pictures and videos allow the opportunity to travel back in ...

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The scenic Nutters Crossing Golf Club in Salisbury, Md., where Pat Riebe is superintendent. (Photo: Pat Riebe)

Kabuto: Spring dead spot’s archnemesis

June 5, 2019 By
As a severe disease of warm-season turfgrasses, spring dead spot (SDS) is managed throughout the Transition Zone of the United States. Caused by a fungal infection that occurs in the autumn months (particularly as warm-season turf is approaching dormancy), SDS ...

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Golfdom Files: Moose Run rolls with quake, then has its biggest year

June 5, 2019 By
Devastation! Destruction! Mass chaos! Those are the headlines you’d expect to see when reading an article about a golf course hit by a massive earthquake. Somehow, when a 9.2-magnitude earthquake rocked southeastern Alaska on March 27, 1964, Moose Run Golf ...

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Sand cap (Photo: Bert McCarty)

Selecting appropriate sand-cap depths

Poor drainage is a major concern for golf course superintendents. It can restrict play, which reduces income, potentially having a long-term negative financial impact on a course. Drainage problems are compounded by demands for perfect facilities and playability, while rainfall ...

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Golf channel (Photo: Delphine Tseng)

Golfdom Gallery: June 2019

June 5, 2019 By
1. Rolling fairways GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans (left) and Bethpage State Park Director of Agronomy Andrew Wilson take a ride to check out the conditions of the Black Course. 2. The GCSAA BOD with a past prez (Left to right) ...

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