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New and improved Lake Omigosh GC

April 1, 2013 By
Warmer winter temperatures meant a nice bump in golf rounds and revenue up North at the end of 2012. But Mother Nature has a cruel way of saying, “Gotcha!” Just ask the folks in the Midwest and Northeast, as they ...

How we make the sausage

April 1, 2013 By
It was several years ago, at my previous job, and I was interviewing then-ESPN sportscaster Dan Patrick. We were talking about the work of superintendents, and how they keep golf courses looking great. Patrick told me that it was a ...

Survey says: Golf course conditions

April 1, 2013 By
We’ve all heard the survey results — golf course conditioning is the No. 1 reason golfers favor one course over another. The role of the superintendent therefore is even more important today than it was in the past, when greenkeepers ...

The 19th Hole: Troy Flanagan

April 1, 2013 By
Superintendent //  Anthem CC, Henderson, Nev. What can I get you? A Sailor Jerry and Coke. Troy, it’s on me, I’ll spring for the Captain… My boss laughs because he buys alcohol for everyone for Christmas. He says he feels ...
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Good greens in early spring

April 1, 2013 By
Aaron Patton, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of turfgrass science at Purdue University and devotes a portion of his research to improving golf course playing conditions. He can be reached at ajpatton@purdue.edu. Q: What can superintendents do to provide greens that ...
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Trying to see through the smog

April 1, 2013 By
I could not remember the last time I thought about smog. Until, that is, I ran into a few superintendents from China at the 2013 Golf Industry Show in San Diego. From what I was told (and later confirmed through my ...