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The unpredictability of predicting the weather

January 9, 2020 By
According to the great Bob Dylan, “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” Hot take alert — Bob was not a superintendent and was almost certainly not talking about actual weather, but A), I’m not ...

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Peak maintenance in golf course management

January 9, 2020 By
Looking back over the last 150 years, it’s amazing to see how far humanity has come since the start of the Industrial Revolution, from transportation innovations of the 20th century that shrunk the planet, to space travel and the computer ...

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A new-employee training system

January 9, 2020 By and
New employees are part of the staff at most golf courses, and getting them up to speed quickly is essential for an efficient operation. We have developed procedures over the years to help new employees become productive as soon as ...

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The best sights of 2019

January 9, 2020 By
It only took one month into 2020, and I went ahead and used the “2020 vision” pun on the cover. If I’m not going to be original, at least I’ll be first out of the gate, I suppose. I’m happy ...

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September 1965 cover (Photo: Golfdom archives)

Golfdom Files: Course maintenance costs

January 9, 2020 By
Maintenance budgets always are a fun topic, said no one ever. What is fun is seeing what maintenance budgets were between the early 1930s and the mid-1960s. It’s safe to say they were a bit lower in those days, with ...

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Experts’ Insights: Winter Injury

January 9, 2020 By and
Winter injury in turfgrass actually is a catchall term for several different causes, according to Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., professor of turfgrass at The Ohio State University. These causes can include freeze injury, winter desiccation, winter diseases and low-temperature kill. It’s ...

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