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Life’s a Beach

March 12, 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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The Golfdom Files: The latest on sodium chlorate

October 18, 2017 By
Golfdom Science Editor Clark Throssell, Ph.D., does an outstanding job collecting the industry’s latest research for the Super Science section. More than 80 years ago, Penn State Extension Agronomist Fred Grau, Ph.D., played a similar role for the magazine. Grau ...

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Call him the Duke of the Intermountain

October 11, 2017 By
Since 1967, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon, Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather” was released, the Berlin Wall came down between East and West Germany, Nelson Mandela was elected president of South Africa and Apple ...

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The Golfdom Files: The undefined role of assistant superintendent

July 18, 2017 By
Keith Wood’s staff at Quail Hollow, Charlotte, N.C., is a group of well educated, experienced assistant superintendents. The importance of a strong staff is not always easy to convey to a membership. In the May 1973 edition of Golfdom, Warren ...

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The Golfdom Files: Grau’s answers to turf questions

June 19, 2017 By
Fred V. Grau, Ph.D., is probably best known as the United State’s first Extension Service turf agronomist at Penn State University, or as a former director of the USGA Green Section or one of the founders of the Musser International ...

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