A shot of the picturesque fairway on No. 18 at Columbia CC. (Photo: Columbia CC)

Beating Pythium on ryegrass fairways

July 12, 2019 By
If your short game is working and your long game is on, odds are you are going to have a successful round. The same holds for disease control. If one mode of operation is working well and a second can ...

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Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame welcomes Pinehurst’s Bob Farren

July 2, 2019 By
The Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame recently inducted Bob Farren, CGCS, Pinehurst’s director of golf course maintenance. “I was very moved by it,” Farren said. “I’ve been to a number of ceremonies of the people honored in the past, and ...

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Mike Chrzanowski (Photo: Lou Ferraro, Park South Photography)

19th Hole: Mike Chrzanowski

June 25, 2019 By
Mike Chrzanowski Superintendent // Madison (Conn.) CC Mike, what are you having? I’ll have a Heineken. Tell me about your family. My son Mike and his wife Ashley live in Denver with their two children, Maya, 4 and Ben, 2. ...

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Golf course photo (Photo: Jeff VerCautren)

Using your 6 senses on the golf course

June 20, 2019 By and
The other day, I was following our train of operators on the way out to their morning assignments. During my travels, I was overwhelmed by the dreaded smell of fuel leaking from something. I immediately radioed my assistants and mechanics ...

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Removing coarse topdressing sand from greens

June 4, 2019 By and
Superintendents use topdressing to manage thatch accumulation and maintain smooth putting green surfaces. However, they often avoid topdressing during the growing season because residual coarse sand may interfere with play and dull mower blades. A field study was initiated in ...

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Superintendents from east cost at Augusta National (Photo: Seth Jones)

Golfdom Gallery: May 2019, Masters Edition

May 30, 2019 By
The Masters Edition Mr. and Mrs. Greenkeeper Matthew Wharton, CGCS, MG, Carolina GC, Charlotte, N.C., and his wife, Darless, aka Mrs. Greenkeeper, near the big leaderboard at Augusta National Golf Club. Amen Corner with RTJII (Left to right) Rich Sweeney, ...

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