Tag: From the Back Tees

Communicate about the need for seasonal turf maintenance programs

October 15, 2015 By
There was an interesting comment online recently about how some folks refer to our most invasive cultural practices as “evils” because they mark up the playing surface for a week or two, often less. Golfers hate to see those big ...

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Punching holes in golf course cultural practices

March 18, 2015 By
Welcome to the wonderful world of golf course cultural practices. I recently attended a regional educational day hosted by the West Coast, Suncoast and Ridge chapters of the Florida GCSA presented by Bryan Unruh, Ph.D., from the University of Florida. ...

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The “Lowe”– down on 2014

December 16, 2014 By
In keeping with the theme of this issue, which is “Year in Review” according to my official 2014 Golfdom Editorial Calendar, I decided to contact Todd Lowe, senior agronomist with the USGA Green Section, to ask him not only about ...

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State of the golf industry: The big wheel keeps on turning

November 24, 2014 By
Updates on the state of the golf industry keep coming from all facets of the game. I think of the industry as a big wheel and the spokes are made up of the many specializations that go into the single ...

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Observing California’s drought

September 24, 2014 By
I was recently in California and was able to take a firsthand look at the drought forcing golf courses to come under tough restrictions on water use. I’ve been following the articles and postings online and I’m always encouraged when ...

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Summertime blues… and greens at Lake Omigosh GC

August 19, 2014 By
Since I’ve been on the road a lot this spring and early summer, I haven’t been to the Lake Omigosh Golf Club’s 19th Hole and Whine Bar here in Central Florida in a while. I finally dropped in last week and ...

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