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Drainage work on Cherry Valley's No. 11 and No. 16 holes are complete and the installation of Blinder Bunker material is almost complete. (Photo: Chris Caporicci)

Use bunkers to direct the golfer’s eye

March 11, 2020 By
Bunker renovations offer a chance to take a second look at golf course flow and address additional pain points. This was the case with Cherry Valley Club in Garden City, N.Y., as Superintendent Chris Caporicci prepared to renovate the course’s ...

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Chase Walden, superintendent of of Old Oakland Golf Club in Indianapolis, Ind., says if you opt for an outside contractor to work on your bunkers, expect to work long hours as the crew wants to complete the job as quick as they can. (Photo: Chase Walden)

How course modernized saucer-style bunkers

March 11, 2020 By
When it comes to renovating bunkers, superintendents have a big choice to make: go in-house or use an outside firm. Chase Walden, superintendent of Old Oakland Golf Club in Indianapolis, Ind., says this often is a question of manpower. “If ...

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A rushed bunker reno at Hawk’s Landing Golf Club

March 11, 2020 By
Orlando World Center Marriott had planned to renovate bunkers at Hawk’s Landing Golf Club in 2021. But when Hurricane Irma hit Orlando in 2017, the course had to act much sooner than planned, says Josh Kelley, superintendent of grounds for ...

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Web Exclusive: More from the 2019 State of the Industry report part 2

February 21, 2020 By
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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Web Exclusive: More from the 2019 State of the Industry report part 1

February 21, 2020 By
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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One superintendent too many: A husband and wife compete for the same job

January 9, 2020 By
The following was written and submitted by Liza Chmielewski. Jeremy and I met at Penn State in the fall of 2001. We were both enrolled in the two-year golf course turfgrass management certificate program with goals of becoming golf course ...

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