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Steve Wright and Eric Swenson (Photo: Seth Jones)

The industry loses 2 celebrity superintendents

January 18, 2019 By and
It was a sad time for two families and the golf maintenance industry recently as news spread of the passing of two celebrity superintendents. Both men were based in Florida at the time of their deaths, but their impact was ...
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Visible differences in turf injury at seven days after application. (Photo: Ross Braun, Ph.D.)

Ryegrass injury and recovery from human insect repellent

Superintendents commonly observe turfgrass injury from human insect repellent (bug spray) overspray on human skin and clothing. The injury most commonly occurs as an outline shape of unaffected footprints with damaged surrounding turf. This injury results in unacceptable turf quality. ...
Shinnecock Hills fairway (Photo: Seth Jones)

2018, the Year in Review

January 11, 2019 By
While I love writing my column, “The Walking Greenkeeper,” for Golfdom, I wanted a forum where I could go more in depth. So, I recently entered the world of podcasting. I call it “The Talking Greenkeeper,” and on the show ...
Jim VanHerwynen (Photo: Abby Hart)

The 19th Hole: Jim VanHerwynen

January 4, 2019 By
Jim VanHerwynen CGCS // South Hills G&CC, Fond du Lac, Wis. Jim, what can I get you? Budweiser. I call it “The Diesel.” No unleaded for me. Tell me about your family. I met my wife (Kimm) in the seventh ...
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Cider Ridge Golf Club beauty shot (Photo: Cider Ridge Golf Club)

2018 State of the Industry: Focused on the future while learning from the past

December 19, 2018 By , , , and
Suddenly, 2018 is in the rearview mirror. Where did the time go? For our 2018 State of the Industry report, sponsored by Nufarm, we embarked on a journey to learn what the golf season was like across the country. From ...
Rick Hathaway (Photo: Golfdom Staff)

The 19th Hole: Rick Hathaway

December 6, 2018 By
Rick Hathaway Superintendent // Rock Creek Cattle Co., Deer Lodge, Mont. Rick, what can I get you? I’ll have a light pilsner to start, but I like craft beers… I’ll switch to something higher octane once I cool off. What’s ...
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