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What to do when OSHA comes knocking

October 10, 2019 By
The No. 1 cause of job-related deaths on golf courses is machinery rollovers. Nationwide, 18 of the 48 deaths in the latest Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reporting period were caused by equipment rolling over on a worker. And ...

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The benefits of early order programs

October 7, 2019 By
Every year as fall rolls around, superintendents across the country breathe a sigh of relief that they survived the summer’s 90 days of hell and look forward to a relatively easy period where the turf can take care of itself. ...

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Golfdom Files: Catastrophe works to club’s benefit

October 7, 2019 By
“In some cases, rubbish was piled on the greens and there burned.” That sentence would make most superintendents cringe, and unfortunately, it’s what happened after a massive hurricane hit Rhode Island in the fall of 1938. Despite the big burn ...

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Golfdom Files: Are kids answer to today’s grief, tomorrow’s hope in golf

September 17, 2019 By
The year is 1933. Golf pros are giving golf lessons to high school and college students. The kids are loving it. Meanwhile, club manufacturers are having issues moving golf clubs frozen in inventories from 1931 and 1932. Do you see ...

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Motor City Magic: Putting the spotlight on Detroit’s public courses

September 9, 2019 By
If Detroit’s public golf courses could talk, you wouldn’t believe their stories. The Motor City’s four major courses — Rackham, Palmer, Chandler and Rouge Park — have been graced by both local and famous golf lovers, including Motown legend Smokey ...

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All in the family: Turfco celebrates 100 years

August 28, 2019 By
Any company that’s been in the golf course maintenance business for more than 50 years is a modern golf industry pioneer. Heck, 50 years ago, golf barely had the attention of a large television audience and was not yet poised ...

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