NHGCSA members (Photo: Seth Jones)

Golfdom Gallery: November 2019

November 15, 2019 By
Great names in golf BASF’s Peter Jacobsen (left) and Ryan Green, CGCS, at Crystal Lake GC in Mapleville, R.I., have names meant for golf. Drinks are on Jonesy Golfdom Editor-in-Chief Seth Jones (left) traveled to New Hampshire to thank the ...

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BCN (Photo: Seth Jones)

The story behind Brough Creek National GC

November 14, 2019 By
MacKenzie. Ross. Tillinghast. Twitter? A modest piece of property near the Missouri River in Kansas City, Kan., has transformed from unused family land to a seven-hole short course birthed by social media and energetic buddies wanting to improve their hangout. ...

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Germinating creeping bent in the cold

As turf begins to green up in the spring (or not), superintendents need to quickly repair winterkill damage to putting greens to increase early-season revenue. The term winterkill is a catchall phrase describing several stresses, including damage from cold-weather desiccation, ...

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Photo: Cole Clark)

Recovering from hail damage

November 5, 2019 By
A severe storm hit Pryor Creek Golf Course, near Billings, Mont., on Sunday, Aug. 11. The storm produced wind gusts of up to 70 mph and golf-ball- to tennis-ball-sized hail. The storm happened late enough at night that we waited ...

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Silvery thread moss (Photo: Zane Raudenbush)

Experts’ Insights: Suppressing silvery thread moss

November 1, 2019 By
Silvery thread moss easily can be spotted in putting greens by its silvery sheen, according to Zane Raudenbush, Ph.D., assistant professor of turfgrass management at Ohio State University. Raudenbush adds that it’s particularly persistent in creeping bentgrass or annual bluegrass ...

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Beer can on a golf course (Photo: Seth Jones)

Sober advice on collar decline

October 30, 2019 By
Just as shirt collars tend to wear quickly, collars on greens also tend to decline fast. At superintendent gatherings, explanations for collar decline are many: Irrigation runoff gets trapped there, they suffer extra abuse by mowers and other equipment, crews ...

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