Bunker beauty shot (Photo: The Country Club at Castle Pines)

Life’s a Beach

March 22, 2019 By and
A sandstorm in California At Palos Verdes Golf Club, the bunkers now drain like a dream, but the crew still finds that they’re too often working in and around the beach By Seth Jones Located in sunny Southern California, Palos ...

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Annual bluegrass weevils (Photo: Charles Mazel)

Mowing down weevils

March 7, 2019 By
Many turfgrass managers in northeastern North America would rather forget the 2018 growing season. Record-breaking rainfall throughout the region affected most aspects of turfgrass management, including insect pest control. The annual bluegrass weevil (ABW), Listronotus maculicollis, is one insect pest ...

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Child teeing off on mini course (Photo: Cattail Creek Mini Course)

The big idea of the mini course

March 1, 2019 By
Imagine a standard golf outing experience: 18 holes spread across sprawling fairways, a small white ball, a wide selection of clubs from which to choose. Now, subtract a couple hundred yards from each hole, increase the fuzziness and size of ...

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Golfer (Photo: iStock.com/MichaelSvoboda)

The grass is still greener

February 11, 2019 By
There are reasons to be down on the game of golf. Labor challenges, unusually wet or dry weather patterns, aging golfers, rising expenses — they can all keep a superintendent up at night. And yet, expectations are high for 2019, ...

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Photo: Golfdom Staff

Live from GIS 2019

February 7, 2019 By
We’re out in sunny San Diego this week to cover all the latest news, trends and tech featured at the 2019 Golf Industry Show. News Jones’ 2019 GIS notebook GIS 2019 Highlights: Women in Turf and the latest from Cub ...

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San Diego skyline (Photo: sandiego.org (Hilton San Diego))

See it in San Diego at GIS

February 4, 2019 By
The average temperature in San Diego in early February is between 63 and 67 degrees. But beyond the great weather, the annual Golf Industry Show is the largest education conference in the world of golf maintenance. This year’s GIS offers ...

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