Maintenance

GPS technology helped Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne determine which areas were ideal for turf removal. (photo previous page courtesy of Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne)

A renovation-redefining revelation

January 21, 2020 By
GPS technology has thousands of uses, the most basic of which is tracking movement. How golfers move around a course — or fail to — helps or hinders pace of play. If you can track patterns, uncover bottlenecks and address ...

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Orlando skyline (Photo: SeanPavonePhoto / iStock/Getty Images Plus / getty images (orlando skyline)

On course for GIS in Orlando

January 16, 2020 By
The Golf Industry Show (GIS) is upon us! This year’s event will be held in Orlando, Fla., from Jan. 25-30 and promises to be packed with even more resources than ever for golf course superintendents. The Golf Course Superintendents Association ...

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Red, white and blue tees (Photo: AdShooter/Stock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images)

2019 State of the Industry report

January 10, 2020 By , and
2019 was a year of many successes, multiple challenges and happily, a few near misses. An inaccurately forecast hurricane saved a lot of superintendents some trouble (but not the unnecessary prep work), while floods and drought were common themes in ...

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September 1965 cover (Photo: Golfdom archives)

Golfdom Files: Course maintenance costs

January 9, 2020 By
Maintenance budgets always are a fun topic, said no one ever. What is fun is seeing what maintenance budgets were between the early 1930s and the mid-1960s. It’s safe to say they were a bit lower in those days, with ...

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Zoysiagrass at Trinity Forest GC (Photo: Trinity Forest Golf Club)

Zeroing in on zoysia

January 7, 2020 By
By all measures, 2016 had a lot of impact on America. There was the election, the Zika virus, President Obama’s visit to Cuba and, more relevant to these pages, the summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and golf’s return to ...

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(Photo courtesy of Innisbrook Resort)

Four courses, two superintendents, one vision

December 17, 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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