Tag: The Turf Doc

A closer look at Hyde Park CC’s fairways

May 31, 2019 By
This spring, I headed to Hyde Park Country Club in Cincinnati to meet Superintendent Pat O’Brien. Hyde Park CC is a stately club, established in 1909 with a nine-hole course designed by Tom Bendelow. The club expanded in 1922 to ...

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As the (earth)worm turns

May 7, 2019 By
Walking across my lawn in May, I feel bumpiness under my feet. Although not visually apparent, I know bumpy turf is a sign of earthworm casts. Helping verify my diagnosis are mole tunnels throughout my lawn from the moles hunting ...

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A spring burnout

March 12, 2019 By
Finally, the first day of spring. It’s still cool, but it’s sunny, and the snow is finally gone. After five months of storage, I lift the garage door, revealing my 1969 Pontiac Firebird. It’s one of the year’s most exciting ...

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This year and from now on: change

February 26, 2019 By
My campus colleagues tell me that if it’s been dry, it’s going to get drier, if it’s been wet, it’s going to get wetter. Facing us in the new year and in coming years is how the climate is changing ...

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Characterizing a country

January 24, 2019 By
The golf course management business is a global endeavor. I have been fortunate over the last 30 years to be part of it, traveling to places throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Australia and South America. It’s a small ...

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Portugal and pesticides

December 17, 2018 By
I have traveled to Portugal numerous times to attend and speak at conferences and to play golf. Portugal is one of my favorite countries. It’s a relatively small country, with a population similar to that of Ohio. It has a ...

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