Tag: Golfdom Files

Golfdom Files: Moose Run rolls with quake, then has its biggest year

June 5, 2019 By
Devastation! Destruction! Mass chaos! Those are the headlines you’d expect to see when reading an article about a golf course hit by a massive earthquake. Somehow, when a 9.2-magnitude earthquake rocked southeastern Alaska on March 27, 1964, Moose Run Golf ...

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Golfdom Files: ‘Dear Beef’

May 7, 2019 By
In the May 1936 issue of Golfdom — which, like the May 2019 issue, featured Pebble Beach on the cover — Golfdom founder Herb Graffis wrote a letter to his dear old friend — or perhaps it’s more accurate to ...

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Golfdom Files: Baltusrol welcomes PGA for the first time

April 22, 2019 By
Does a golf club named after a murder victim really have to do much to make itself any more interesting? Perhaps not, but that wasn’t going to stop Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., from making every effort to lure ...

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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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