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Shinnecock Hills fairway (Photo: Seth Jones)

2018, the Year in Review

January 11, 2019 By
While I love writing my column, “The Walking Greenkeeper,” for Golfdom, I wanted a forum where I could go more in depth. So, I recently entered the world of podcasting. I call it “The Talking Greenkeeper,” and on the show ...
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 ...
(illustration: Andrew DeGraff)

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 ...
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 ...
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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