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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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Distance Education

November 29, 2018 By
I have been lucky to have some great mentors in my life… my father, the late Boyd Jones; a college professor who believed in me, Sharon Bass; our editor-at-large, Ed Hiscock, who took me under his wing during my time ...
Soil moisture classification (Photo: Chase Straw)

Site-specific irrigation using sensors and mapping

November 27, 2018 By
A study was initiated at Brackett’s Crossing CC (Lakeville, Minn.) to encourage adoption of site-specific irrigation using in-ground soil moisture sensors and mapping technologies. We conducted course surveys to map soil moisture and place nine fairways into similar groups of ...
Pinehurst No. 4, Hole No. 5 (Photo: Pinehurst Resort)

Fantastic No. 4 at Pinehurst Resort

November 19, 2018 By and
When a course gets updated, management can get touchy about what to call the work — a renovation, a restoration, maybe a reimagining. Alan Owen knows what he calls the work he and his colleagues did to Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort’s ...