Cover Profile: September 2017

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Inside this month’s issue, we take a closer look at turf — specifically how course managers are deciding where and what grasses to use to optimize their courses for play and profit.

The Walking Greenkeeper, a.k.a Joe Gulotti makes his debut as the newest Golfdom columnist.

Our 19th Hole spotlight is on David Dore-Smith, superintendent at Copperleaf Golf Club, Bonita Springs, Fla. Click here to check out that interview.

Joe Foral and Bill Kreuser, Ph.D. take a look at using heat vision to aid water-use predictions. The goal of their study was to create a thermal-imagery assisted algorithm that measures real-time water use in a creeping bentgrass green. Check out that article here.

While they looked at heat vision, Keenan Amundsen, Ph.D., a self-proclaimed bentgrass enthusiast, offers a crash course on bentgrass.

Finally, learn how manufacturers such as Toro, Rain Bird and Hunter Industries provide various tools — sprinkler heads, valves, control systems, weather stations, pump stations and sensors — to allow irrigation systems to be increasingly more efficient in this feature by John Walsh and Grant Gannon.

Now let’s take a look at that cover.

Here’s a closer look at that beauty shot.

Pictured here is No. 9 at the recently renovated Los Robles Greens GC, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (Big shout out to the team at Dave Sansom Photography for this killer shot.)

Read the full issue here.

Photos: Golfdom

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