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Jack Holt (Photo: Joann Dost)

Pebble Beach personalities

May 23, 2019 By
Steven Spatafore Assistant-in-Training It’s fair to say the 2008 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am changed the life of then-12-year-old Steven Spatafore. Not because he had a chance encounter with Kevin Costner, Ray Romano or Kevin James. Huey Lewis could have walked ...

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Chris Dalhamer, CGCS, is director of golf course maintenance for all four courses at Pebble Beach Resorts: Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, the Links at Spanish Bay and Del Monte Golf Course. (Photo: Joann Dost)

100 never looked so good at Pebble Beach Golf Links

May 21, 2019 By
It’s been nine years since Pebble Beach Golf Links hosted the U.S. Open, but somehow it doesn’t seem so long ago. Time flies in Pebble Beach, Calif., something to which longtime assistant superintendent Jack Holt can attest. “It’s been 38 ...

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A gander-free — and droppings-free — No. 10 at Ruth Lake CC. (Photo: of Ruth Lake CC / Golf Shots Unlimited)

Got a goose on the loose?

May 14, 2019 By
Almost 10 years ago, local engineer Rick Johnson asked Dan Marco, CGCS at Ruth Lake Country Club in the western Chicago suburb of Hinsdale, Ill., if he could use the property as a testing site for solar-powered laser units to ...

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Bethpage with trophy (Photo: The PGA of America)

A preview of Bethpage Black Course, host of the 2019 PGA Championship

May 9, 2019 By
With a nod to his local roots, Andy Wilson and his crew at Bethpage are readying the Black Course for the 2019 PGA Championship Bethpage’s Andy Wilson has his eye on the calendar. “It’s under 80 days until the tournament ...

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Golfdom Files: ‘Dear Beef’

May 7, 2019 By
In the May 1936 issue of Golfdom — which, like the May 2019 issue, featured Pebble Beach on the cover — Golfdom founder Herb Graffis wrote a letter to his dear old friend — or perhaps it’s more accurate to ...

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Cub Cadet product demos (Photo: Kelly Limpert)

That’s a wrap: Golfdom Summit recap, part 3

May 7, 2019 By
The 2018 Golfdom Summit was the largest ever, with 20 companies showing their wares to superintendents from around the country. The team at Golfdom at first was nervous about the larger group, but with some nimble planning, the challenge of ...

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