Tag: Keeping Up with The Jones

Embracing the youth (on course) movement

September 17, 2018 By
Last month in this space I heralded the unification of the First Green and the GCSAA. Let’s keep this youth golf movement rolling this issue and show some love to our new friends at Youth on Course. It was T.A. ...

Pro athlete, veterinarian or… superintendent

August 15, 2018 By
I had the pleasure of attending two graduations recently — one was a 5th grade graduation, the other a 6th grade graduation. The comment everyone makes — especially grumbling parents in the auditorium — is, ‘Since when did we start ...
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Not just another day at the beach

July 18, 2018 By
Fourteen-year-old Billy Reid was walking down Juno Beach in south Florida when he spotted a $100 bill buried in the sand. Turns out it wasn’t just a $100 bill. It was a wad of $100s, $50s and $20s — $1,500 ...

Gaughan decides it’s time to be gone

June 6, 2018 By
Since 1975, Chris Gaughan, CGCS, has been working at Eugene (Ore.) Country Club, emerging as a legend of Oregon golf along the way. That 43-year run comes to an end this month, when Gaughan retires and hands the keys to ...
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A small turf world

May 15, 2018 By
There’s an area behind the grandstands on Amen Corner to stand and grab lunch. No chairs, just high-top tables, beautiful weather and Masters patrons in all directions peacefully walking about. It’s one of my favorite spots in the world to ...
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Message in the ceiling

April 12, 2018 By
Recently a new Guinness world record was set when a 132-year-old message in a bottle was discovered on a beach in Australia. The bottle was thrown from a German ship into the Indian Ocean in 1886 as part of a ...
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