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The scenic Nutters Crossing Golf Club in Salisbury, Md., where Pat Riebe is superintendent. (Photo: Pat Riebe)

Kabuto: Spring dead spot’s archnemesis

July 16, 2019 By
As a severe disease of warm-season turfgrasses, spring dead spot (SDS) is managed throughout the Transition Zone of the United States. Caused by a fungal infection that occurs in the autumn months (particularly as warm-season turf is approaching dormancy), SDS ...

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A shot of the picturesque fairway on No. 18 at Columbia CC. (Photo: Columbia CC)

Beating Pythium on ryegrass fairways

July 12, 2019 By
If your short game is working and your long game is on, odds are you are going to have a successful round. The same holds for disease control. If one mode of operation is working well and a second can ...

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Goat on golf course (Photo: Silvies Valley Ranch/KemperLesnik)

Four-legged loopers

July 9, 2019 By
Silvies Valley Ranch is home to four golf courses. It has an 18-hole reversible course, a 9-hole course for warmup and family rounds and a 7-hole challenge course called McVeigh’s Gauntlet. Reversible courses are unique, but overall, there’s nothing strange ...

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Fairy ring (Photo: Nufarm)

Experts’ Insights: Fighting fairy ring

July 9, 2019 By
Fairy ring manifests as circular or arc-shaped patterns in turf that can vary from just a few feet to more than 20-25 feet in diameter. The patterns will look different, depending on which of the three types of fairy ring ...

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East Lake Golf Club (Photo: David Mjolsness/John Deere)

2019 Tour Championship preview: August in Atlanta

July 9, 2019 By
Yes, you’re sitting back, relaxing and reading the July issue of Golfdom, but for the crew at East Lake Golf Club — the permanent home of the Tour Championship — August looms. This year, the Championship will be held Aug. ...

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Golf course photo (Photo: Jeff VerCautren)

Using your 6 senses on the golf course

June 20, 2019 By and
The other day, I was following our train of operators on the way out to their morning assignments. During my travels, I was overwhelmed by the dreaded smell of fuel leaking from something. I immediately radioed my assistants and mechanics ...

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