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Tag: USGA Green Section

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The Greek word for turf

December 4, 2020 By
Mike Kenna, Ph.D., describes why those in the golf industry are turf scientists first and discusses the need for collaboration between research entities. ...

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In memoriam: James T. Snow, former national director of USGA Green Section

December 1, 2020 By
James Taft Snow, 68, of Basking Ridge, N.J., died on Nov. 25 home with his family, after a ten-year struggle with frontotemporal dementia. ...

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Charles V. Piper, Ph.D., and Russell A. Oakley, Ph.D. (Photo courtesy of USGA Green Section)

USGA Green Section 100th anniversary

November 12, 2020 By
Mike Kenna, Ph.D., reflects on how much the USGA Green Section owes to Charles V. Piper, Ph.D., and Russell A. Oakley, Ph.D. ...

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Effect of golf shoe designs on putting greens

September 3, 2020 By
Cole Thompson, Ph.D., director of USGA Green Section, takes a look at the impact of golf shoe design and foot traffic on putting greens. ...

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Pictured here: Cole Thompson, Zach Nicoludis, Paul Jacobs. (Photo courtesy of the USGA)

100 years young: The USGA Green Section

August 18, 2020 By
Despite reaching its 100-year anniversary, the USGA’s Green Section is too busy adapting to golf courses’ ever-changing needs to celebrate its centennial. ...

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The bunker rake debate

August 11, 2020 By
Many things have changed in the game of golf since the world was ensnared in the COVID-19 pandemic. Common touch points such as ball washers and water coolers quickly were removed from courses around the U.S. On the maintenance side, ...

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