Maintenance

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 ...
Traveling man carrying Hole No. 18 flag (Image: Andrew DeGraff)

Distance Education

November 12, 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 ...
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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The man in the mirror

September 25, 2018 By
You, dear superintendent, are the main cause of anthracnose outbursts. Luckily, you also hold the keys to minimizing those problems. Research from Ohio State University (OSU) says that mowing issues likely are the No. 1 factor that initiates the onset ...
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Ornamental bed (Photo by: John C. Fech)

Lower-cost trees, shrubs, groundcovers and flowers

September 17, 2018 By
Ornamentals serve an important function on the golf course, providing fairway definition, creating a backdrop for greens, preventing errant golf shots from striking golfers, producing shade in appropriate locations, screening undesirable views, providing habitat for songbirds and increasing the aesthetic ...
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