Tag: The Turf Doc

The advantages of the library over Google

December 23, 2019 By
Per my doctor’s orders, I take a walk each day across campus. My walk takes me by Ohio Stadium, the physics building, the Ohio Union and through Thompson Library, the main library at The Ohio State University. Thompson Library is ...

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7Up and the early buying season

November 7, 2019 By
When I was sick growing up, my mom would make me drink 7Up. She thought it had medicinal properties and would take care of my ills. 7Up, which I now find at my grocery store on the bottom shelf of ...

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Analyzing different types of bunker sands

September 17, 2019 By
As a preteen, our family vacations consisted of arduous cross-country trips in a 1963 Chevrolet Bel Air station wagon. Our vacations originated in Illinois and spread to destinations in the West and Southeast. At the time, one of my hobbies ...

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Controlling challenging turfgrass diseases: Pythium blight, wet wilt

August 6, 2019 By
Driving to work with my air conditioner blasting and “Cherry Cherry” (from the album “Hot August Night”) blaring on the radio, I started reminiscing about my college turfgrass classes. At the time, one of the most feared agronomic problems facing ...

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Don’t get collared by trouble

July 9, 2019 By
Within the rules of golf, the collar falls in the category of “through the green.” The definition of “through the green” (the term was changed, but more on that later) was: The whole area of the course except: a. The ...

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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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