Golfdom Insider
JANUARY 25, 2022

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California halts bill proposing converting muni golf courses
A bill in the California Legislature that proposed converting California public and municipal golf courses into affordable housing has been struck down.
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Primera Board Chairman Michael Kropp Sr. dies at 54
Primera Board Chairman Michael Kropp Sr. died at 54 on Dec. 22, 2021. Kropp served on the Primera board of directors since 2014 and as chairman since 2019. Learn more about Kropp's contributions to the industry.
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ProMedica named first presenting partner of US Women’s Open
The United States Golf Association and ProMedica have entered a long-term partnership that includes presenting partner rights for the U.S. Women’s Open and elevating the championship through a $10 million purse.
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Golf course architects John Sanford, David Ferris team up
Golf course architect John Sanford has joined with design associate David Ferris. Find out what this new partnership entails.
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Ewing celebrates 100 years of business
Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply will mark 100 years of business this year. Find out how the company plans to commemorate the milestone.
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PBI-Gordon adds Michael Johnson as new sales rep
PBI-Gordon Corp. hired Michael Johnson as a sales representative, responsible for customers in Arizona, California, Nevada and Hawaii.
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Carolinas GCSA gives new research grants
The 1,800-member Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association (GCSA) awarded grants to three projects using nearly $165,000 raised in Rounds 4 Research. See which projects were named recipients of the grants.
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Target Specialty Products continues Turf Fuel Master Class
Target Specialty Products will soon host part 15 of its Turf Fuel Master Class Series, touching on MicDrop, set for Thursday.
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FMC attains GCSAA Silver Partner status
FMC Corp. has pledged its support of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) through participation in the association’s Partner Recognition program.
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Nufarm, Lier Chemical partner to secure glufosinate supply
Nufarm will work with Lier Chemical to supply its turf and ornamental herbicides such as Cheetah Pro.
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CSI welcomes Jeff Rampino to the Quali-Pro team
Control Solutions Inc. (CSI) added a new member to the Quali-Pro team: Jeff Rampino. Rampino will represent the Quali-Pro brand in Florida.
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Ewing opens new store in Tennessee
In other news, Ewing’s new store, located just outside of Nashville, will offer a wide variety of products for superintendents.
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The Legends predict the future of the golf industry
In part 2 of this interview, Anuvia Legends Bob Farren, Matt Shaffer and recent inductee Shawn Emerson share predictions on what changes could come to the industry over the next few years.
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Oakland Hills makes jump in Golf Magazine Top 100 course rankings
Oakland Hills CC’s South Course recent renovation allowed the course to make a 41-spot jump in Golf Magazine’s World Top 100 Golf Courses rankings.
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Growing environment trumps construction every time
Retired USGA Green Section Director of Education and Outreach Jim Moore breaks down the important factors that make a putting green work.
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Off the record: Oklahoma’s bermudagrass connection
Mike Kenna, Ph.D., presents turfgrass research and extension history of Oklahoma State University and bermudagrass to celebrate the past 75 years.
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Turf MD: Embracing a changing workforce
Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., discusses how the golf course world needs to focus on the values of diversity, equity and inclusion to attract a diverse workforce.
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