Maintenance

BCN (Photo: Seth Jones)

The story behind Brough Creek National GC

November 14, 2019 By
MacKenzie. Ross. Tillinghast. Twitter? A modest piece of property near the Missouri River in Kansas City, Kan., has transformed from unused family land to a seven-hole short course birthed by social media and energetic buddies wanting to improve their hangout. ...

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Germinating creeping bent in the cold

As turf begins to green up in the spring (or not), superintendents need to quickly repair winterkill damage to putting greens to increase early-season revenue. The term winterkill is a catchall phrase describing several stresses, including damage from cold-weather desiccation, ...

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(Photo courtesy of Innisbrook Resort)

Four courses, two superintendents, one vision

November 7, 2019 By
As the home of the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship, Palm Harbor, Fla.’s Innisbrook Resort is the center of the golf world’s attention one week every year. After all, major champions like Jordan Spieth, Vijay Singh, Jim Furyk and Retief Goosen ...

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Golfdom Files: Men outrank turf as maintenance problem

November 7, 2019 By
The year is 1953. The problem is finding qualified, loyal employees. Wait. That sounds all too familiar. Author L.R. Mitchell adds his voice to the many voices over the years that have suggested solutions to the labor problem, recommending that ...

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Silvery thread moss (Photo: Zane Raudenbush)

Experts’ Insights: Suppressing silvery thread moss

November 1, 2019 By
Silvery thread moss easily can be spotted in putting greens by its silvery sheen, according to Zane Raudenbush, Ph.D., assistant professor of turfgrass management at Ohio State University. Raudenbush adds that it’s particularly persistent in creeping bentgrass or annual bluegrass ...

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Beer can on a golf course (Photo: Seth Jones)

Sober advice on collar decline

October 30, 2019 By
Just as shirt collars tend to wear quickly, collars on greens also tend to decline fast. At superintendent gatherings, explanations for collar decline are many: Irrigation runoff gets trapped there, they suffer extra abuse by mowers and other equipment, crews ...

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