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Sand-capped fairway (Photo: Bert McCarty, Ph.D.)

Sand-capping depth based on moisture retention curves

November 12, 2018 By and
Sand capping is done on golf course fairways and sports fields that drain poorly in an attempt to allow play to resume quickly after rainfall. Sand capping involves applying a relatively thick layer of sand to the top of an ...
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Bob Farren (Photo: Bob Farren)

The 19th Hole: Bob Farren

November 8, 2018 By
Bob Farren CGCS // Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort Bob, the grill looks good! What’s your specialty? I’m more of a production guy… I like to fire out 40 to 60 hot dogs and hamburgers and get everyone fed. We’re still active ...
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Battery-powered backpack blower (Photo: Steve Cherry)

Fully charged

November 5, 2018 By
According to California Air Resources Board (CARB) stats released in July, the number of small off-road engines in California, which includes engines in golf course maintenance equipment, is greater than the number of light-duty passenger cars — 16.7 million to ...
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Golf course spray application (Photo: PBI-Gordon)

The bottom line on EOP

November 1, 2018 By
As the calendar rolls over to October, many northern superintendents anxiously await the return of a cold, snowy tundra and putting that lush playground to bed for the winter. Oh, the anticipation of emptying out the irritation systems… protecting the ...
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Turf Equipment (Photo: Global Turf Equipment)

A golf business for a golf family

October 17, 2018 By
In July, Florida-based companies Global Turf Equipment and Turf Equipment Rental merged into a single entity under new ownership, GTE Partners, LLC. This acquisition, however, is unlike most. For one family, it’s the entree into a joint venture between father ...
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Photo by: Tom Lebsack

T.A. is taking care of business

September 28, 2018 By
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 ...