Golf Course Management

DEC 2018

Golf Course Management magazine is dedicated to advancing the golf course superintendent profession and helping GCSAA members achieve career success.

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12.18 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 77 Antonio has a dedicated space to honor those who have won tournaments contested there: a small courtyard near the clubhouse where large stones affixed with nameplates that bear the winner's names. Scott Hollister. p. 58. • Board of Directors candidates. p. 64. 2018 GCSAA EDUCATION CONFERENCE AND GOLF INDUSTRY SHOW, SAN ANTONIO (APRIL ISSUE) • San Antonio state of mind. The 2018 Golf Industry Show brought the gold standard in golf course management education, a bustling trade show and the industry's pre-eminent networking event to the Lone Star State. GCM staff. p. 42. • Divine inventions. Whether it was a piece of equipment or turf inputs, the 2018 Golf Industry Show was a new product wonderland. One of them was even designed by a Certified Golf Course Superintendent. GCM staff. p. 54. • Mission accomplished. Thriving again on his home turf, Matt Cowan earns his second GCSAA National Championship and proves his win in 2015 was no fluke. Scott Hollister. p. 60. Membership milestones. January, p. 124. Certification milestones. April, p. 84. New look, same mission. Revamped for 2018, GCSAA's Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards program maintains its focus on recognizing superintendents for their good work on the golf course. Scott Hollister. August, p. 56. Greens Woe and triumph on a troubled green. A problematic putting surface put a superintendent's agronomic acumen and perseverance to the test. Chris Sorrell, CGCS. March, p. 48. Less art, more science. Build a strong foundation for your greens agronomic program by planning with a purpose. Lane Tredway, Ph.D. March, p. 56. Management/operations Leadership and the human connection. Rapport with employees sets the stage for optimal operation of the golf course, and prioritizing interpersonal connections can also help superintendents navigate a challenging business landscape. Dennis Lyon, CGCS. April, p. 34. Fuel your passion. Passion, when properly wielded, can help superintendents overcome obstacles, inspire their team, and turn out a top-notch golf course. Jorge Croda, CGCS. May, p 52. The 10 commandments of successful superintendents. Heed the wisdom of tenured turf managers to get to the top of your game. Dave Waymire, CGCS. July, p. 36. 'Fake news' and the superintendent. When misinformation about environmental practices troubles golfers and communities, it's time to sharpen science communication skills. Liliam Martinez Bello, Ph.D.; Rick Brandenburg, Ph.D. November, p. 44. Called into question. Who are you? What's your passion? What kind of leader are you? Are you really present? Seeking the answers to these inquiries is only the beginning of the journey. Greg Brandriet. November, p. 54. Networking A helping hand. As one industry veteran learned, support is never far away in golf course management … even when you're miles from civilization. Jack MacKenzie, CGCS. December, p. 50. Pond management What lurks at the bottom. Simple rules help golf course managers decide when it's time to get the muck out of water features. Patrick Simmsgeiger. July, p. 56. Put your pond on steroids. Adding bacteria and enzymes can boost the health of the freshwater ecosystem in your pond. Patrick Simmsgeiger. October, p. 54. Profiles Two of a kind. The efforts of industry stalwarts Leah Brilman, Ph.D., and Rick Latin, Ph.D., have benefited superintendents for decades. Their work has been recited and lauded globally, with the latest honor coming in the form of GCSAA's Distinguished Service Award. Howard Richman. January, p. 36. The people's champion. Renowned for his hands-on work with superintendents and with a reputation for challenging convention at every turn, Cornell's Frank Rossi, Ph.D., is the recipient of GCSAA's 2018 President's Award for Environmental Stewardship. Hal Phillips. February, p. 34. Westward expansion. Anthony Williams, CGCS, one of golf's true green giants, mines familiar results in a new location as the Overall winner of the 2017 Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards. Scott Hollister. February, p. 46 Passion play. Driven by a love of the profession and a desire to give back to an industry that has given him so much, it's full speed ahead for Darren J. Davis, CGCS, GCSAA's 82nd president. Scott Hollister. March, p. 34. History major. When the U.S. Open returns this month to Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, it will be the first major championship guided by Jon Jennings, CGCS, whose lineage indicates he may have been made for this magic moment. Howard Richman. June, p. 36. Maine men. For Fox Ridge Golf Club superintendent Ed Michaud and golf course builders Lennie Myshrall and Paul Lessard, a dream to build a memorable golf course they could call their own on a 240-acre farm in Maine lives on after 16 years. Mark Leslie. June, p. 48. Off and running. Two fully trained border collies that address geese problems were up for grabs during a Golf Industry Show contest. See how they are doing at their new golf course homes. Howard Richman. July, p. 48. Here we grow. Bellerive Country Club's Carlos Arraya, CGCS, has encountered triumph, tragedy and personal growth while shaping his vision of building the consummate grounds staff that prepares for this month's PGA Championship. Howard Richman. August, p. 34. Room at the top. Nancy Dickens followed her own path to become the golf boss at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz. Dan Gleason. August, p. 46. A perfect marriage. Jason VanBuskirk combines his love of tech and turf in a successful — and life-balancing — tech startup. Hal Phillips. September, p. 36. A curious mind. Fueled by a natural inquisitiveness, 2018 Most Valuable Technician award-winner Trent Manning has established a reputation as one of golf's most respected equipment managers. Scott Hollister. September, p. 48. Significant others. Juggling early mornings, long hours, family obligations, obstacles and life in general, golf course superintendents and their spouses do whatever it takes to navigate the journey together. Howard Richman. October, p. 34.

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