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Accessory war: debating the pros and cons of golf course accessories

September 13, 2018 By
The USGA in April last year released a report titled, “Eliminating Golf Course Accessories Saves Time and Money.” But that report’s release wasn’t the first time Matt Pauli, director of marketing for Standard Golf, took note of this idea. The ...
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Roadmap for a startup

August 30, 2018 By
When you think about a tech startup, you might envision a residential house stocked with young, tech-savvy hipsters all hunched over laptops, with an accouterment of off-hours amusements dotting the periphery. Once some venture capital firm swoops in, infusing said ...
Wildflowers (Photo: Hannah Schrum)

Wildflower meadows for the busy superintendent

August 27, 2018 By
As seasoned veterans of the turf industry, superintendents rightly pride themselves on pulling off one of the most deceptively simple yet challenging feats of agriculture: cultivating acres of pristine turf. Then, just when you think you have a grasp on ...
Golf cart stuck on top of dirt mound Photos courtesy of: (1); Matt Cavanaugh

On a road to nowhere

July 18, 2018 By
50 Cent’s “In Da Club” was the top song, “Chicago” won best picture (gross), Saturn sold 271,000 cars. Johnny Depp was super dreamy, and no one really seemed to care about bees. It all happened in 2003. I entered the ...
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Controlling ultradwarf bermudagrass diseases

July 13, 2018 By
Turfgrass diseases, including diseases of the newer ultradwarf bermudagrass varieties, need four conditions for development: a susceptible host (the turf), a pathogen, a conducive environment and time. Golf course superintendents have plenty of these four factors. What they don’t always ...

Pressure washing away algae

July 2, 2018 By
It’s a safe bet that many superintendents would not feel comfortable using a high-pressure hose to clean away build-up on their greens. But when an uncharacteristic winter blasted the Southeast, the team at Atlanta’s East Lake Golf Club turned to ...
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