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Tag: USGA Green Section

Golf shoes (Photo: Cole Thompson, Ph.D.)

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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University of Wisconsin logo (Photo: Wiki Commons)

Making a Wisconsin connection

August 4, 2020 By
Mike Kenna compares University of Wisconsin turfgrass pathologist Paul Koch, Ph.D., to John Monteith Jr. of the USGA Green Section. ...

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USGA research grant reaches key milestone in protecting pollinators

August 3, 2020 By
The USGA’s multiyear collaboration with Audubon International has reached a key milestone by creating 1,000 acres of pollinator habitat on courses across America through the Monarchs in the Rough initiative. The association’s $100,000 grant, delivered through the USGA Turfgrass Environmental ...

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William Bengeyfield, former USGA Green Section national director, dies

July 1, 2020 By
William H. (Bill) Bengeyfield, former USGA Green Section agronomist and national director, passed away June 3, 2020, at the age of 97 in his home in Meridian, Idaho according to the USGA Green Section Record. Bengeyfield served as USGA agronomist until ...

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