Tag: Golfdom Files

September 1965 cover (Photo: Golfdom archives)

Golfdom Files: Course maintenance costs

January 9, 2020 By
Maintenance budgets always are a fun topic, said no one ever. What is fun is seeing what maintenance budgets were between the early 1930s and the mid-1960s. It’s safe to say they were a bit lower in those days, with ...

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May 1932 Cover (Photo: Golfdom archives)

Golfdom Files: Hurray! An argument

December 23, 2019 By
Who doesn’t love a good argument? In the May 1932 issue of Golfdom, the editorial staff certainly didn’t shy away from one when the publisher of a competitor accused the magazine of being “too thorough.” Check out the article below ...

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Golfdom Files: Men outrank turf as maintenance problem

November 7, 2019 By
The year is 1953. The problem is finding qualified, loyal employees. Wait. That sounds all too familiar. Author L.R. Mitchell adds his voice to the many voices over the years that have suggested solutions to the labor problem, recommending that ...

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Golfdom Files: Catastrophe works to club’s benefit

October 7, 2019 By
“In some cases, rubbish was piled on the greens and there burned.” That sentence would make most superintendents cringe, and unfortunately, it’s what happened after a massive hurricane hit Rhode Island in the fall of 1938. Despite the big burn ...

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Golfdom Files: Are kids answer to today’s grief, tomorrow’s hope in golf

September 17, 2019 By
The year is 1933. Golf pros are giving golf lessons to high school and college students. The kids are loving it. Meanwhile, club manufacturers are having issues moving golf clubs frozen in inventories from 1931 and 1932. Do you see ...

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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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