Tag: Golfdom Files

Golfdom Files: Developing fine turf with aid of fertilizers and chemicals

February 26, 2019 By
Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Noted turfgrass scientist (and three-time GCSAA Distinguished Service Award winner) O.J. Noer likely would have agreed with him. Noer frequently offered his recommendations for developing quality ...

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Golfdom Files: ‘Super sheds’ for course maintenance

January 24, 2019 By
Looking ahead to next month’s Golf Industry Show (GIS), it’s easy to be hypnotized by the shiny new equipment and all the latest technology that’s designed to help superintendents keep their golf courses in perfect condition. Golfdom features professional-grade gear ...

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Golfdom Files: Highlights of golf turf maintenance

December 17, 2018 By
Each year, we take a look at how the golf industry is performing in our State of the Industry report, and superintendents consistently report that labor is their No. 1 issue. It seems that 70 years ago was no different, ...

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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 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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