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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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Golfdom Files: Hurray! An argument

December 23, 2019 By
Who doesn’t love a good argument? In the May 1932 issue of Golfdom, the editorial staff certainly didn’t shy away from one when the publisher of a competitor accused the magazine of being “too thorough.” Check out the article below ...

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When Toro was a fertilizer company — the forgotten tale of BioPro

July 31, 2019 By
If you tried to explain to millennial superintendents the BioPro Phenomenon — whereby iron and irrigation giant Toro briefly went into the fertilizer business during the 1990s — they might not believe you. But should you engage a slightly older ...

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QUIZ: Using Your 6 Senses on the Golf Course

June 26, 2019 By and
Think you know everything about maintaining your course? Take the quiz below to find out. You’re going to ace this golf course quiz — we can sense it! ...

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After photo of bunker (Photo: Mission Viejo CC)

Life’s a Beach

April 4, 2019 By and
Two bad bunkers When Spring Ford Country Club started having problems with two of its bunkers, they looked for a solution that would allow them a little flexibility By Clara Richter Anyone who has spent any portion of their life ...

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Golfdom Files: Traps—What size? What depth?

March 26, 2018 By
In the June 1938 edition of Golfdom, golf course architect Robert Trent Jones wrote about the evolution of American golf course design, and in particular the areas that torment golfers and superintendents alike: bunkers. He explained that the charm and ...

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