Tag: 0413

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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