Golf Course Management

JAN 2019

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24 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 01.19 CourseCo receives 2019 President's Award CourseCo, a golf course management company with properties in California, Oregon, Washington and Texas, has been selected to receive the 2019 President's Award for Environmental Stewardship by the board of directors of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. The company will officially receive the award Wednes - day, Feb. 6, during the Opening Session of the 2019 Golf Industry Show in San Diego. The Opening Session is pre - sented in partnership with Syngenta. "CourseCo's strong commitment to the environment is a great example for the entire industry," GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans says. "They believe in sustainable turfgrass management, and CourseCo superintendents are sup - ported and encouraged to use sustainable practices and innovative strategies to benefit the environment and their communities." Starting in Northern California, CourseCo now man - ages 35 golf courses that are primarily owned by mu- Trending Aerification by the numbers A Montana superintendent shares his approach to managing excessive organic material in greens with minimal disruption to play during his club's short season. A fond farewell for PGA Tour grass guru Cal Roth, who has retired after 35 years as an agronomist for the PGA Tour, reflects on his career, how course maintenance has evolved, and more. Dollar spot fungicide resistance Repeated application of fungicides to control dollar spot may lead to reduced efficacy of certain active ingredients. New Penn State research looks at the extent of fungicide resistance. Talk to us! @GCM_Magazine GCM Get m o r e nicipalities or counties. A core principal of CourseCo is a commitment to environmental enhancement, reduction of resource use and sustainable management practices that benefit the communities they work in. Read more about CourseCo in the February issue of GCM. Kevin Morris (right) received the Fred V. Grau Science Award for significant career contributions in turf - grass science. Morris is president of the National Turfgrass Federation and executive director of the National Turfgrass Evaluation program. He was presented the award by CSAA president Mark Westgate. Photo courtesy of ASA-CSAA Turfgrass science honors revealed The annual meeting of the Crop Science Society of America offers an opportunity to recognize the achieve - ments of established turfgrass scientists and the promise of the next generation. The 2018 meeting, held in Balti - more in conjunction with Agronomy Society of America, honored several turfgrass scientists and welcomed Eliza - beth Guertal, Ph.D., professor at Auburn University, as the CSSA's incoming president. Two awards were presented to individuals in turfgrass science. Kevin Morris, president of the National Turfgrass Federation and executive director of the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program, received the Fred V. Grau Science Award, for significant career contributions in turfgrass sci - ence during the most recent 15 years. CSSA's Crop Sci- ence Teaching Award for excellence in resident classroom teaching of crop science at the undergraduate and gradu - ate level was presented to Eric Watkins, Ph.D., professor in the department of horticultural science at the University of Minnesota. Two turfgrass professors were also honored with en - dowed lectureships. Rick Brandenburg, Ph.D., at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, was the recipient of the Martin & Ruth Massengale Lectureship, for mak - ing significant contributions to turfgrass science. Wayne Hanna, Ph.D., at the University of Georgia, was presented the CSSA Plenary/Betty Klepper Endowed Lectureship, established to highlight the importance of crop science and to enhance programming offered by the CSSA. Students in the Turfgrass Science Division of CSSA (C5) are recognized each year for their oral presentations and posters describing their research. Their work is judged by C5 members and presented by GCSAA (Golf Course Management), the C5 Turfgrass Science Division (Man - agement/Ecology), the Turfgrass Breeders Association (Genetics and Breeding) and the C5 Turfgrass Industry Committee (Applied Pest Management). This year's winners are listed by category and in order of their award (first, second or third place). Golf Course Management: oral presentation— Daniel O'Brien, Univer - sity of Arkansas; Clayton Rushford, University of Missouri; Cathryn Chapman, Rutgers University; poster — Matthew Fleetwood, University of Missouri; Devon Carroll, Penn State University; Will Bowling, Texas A&M University. Man - agement/Ecology: oral presentation — Trent Tate, Rutgers University; Ryan Schwab, University of Minnesota; Ray - mond MacCauley, North Carolina State University; poster — Jada Powlen, Purdue University; Tyler Carr, University of Arkansas; Katherine Cox, University of Florida. Genetics and Breeding: oral presentation — Phillip Vines, Rutgers University; second-place tie: Garret Heineck, University of Minnesota and William Erickson, Rutgers University; poster — Jamie Buhlman, University of Florida; second-place tie: Garret Heineck, University of Minnesota, and Phillip Vines, Rutgers University. Applied Pest Management: oral pre - sentation — Clint Mattox, Oregon State University; Cody Beckley, University of Maryland; Wendell Hutchens, North Carolina State University; poster — Cameron Stephens, North Carolina State University; Stephanie Rossi, Rutgers University; Daniel Freund, North Carolina State University. Compensation and Benefits Survey coming due The deadline to complete the 2019 Compensation and Benefits Survey is Jan. 28. The survey, which was sent to all Class A and B mem - bers in mid-December, is a valuable tool to determine suit- able compensation rates among professionals within the golf industry, and to assist GCSAA in compiling aggregated demographic data used for advocacy on our members' be - half. Members who participate in the survey receive free access to the survey report results. Member superinten - dents who do not participate in the survey must pay a fee. McLaughlin replacing former GCSAA CEO Mona The World Golf Foundation board of directors an- nounced that Greg McLaughlin will assume the combined roles and responsibilities of World Golf Foundation CEO and president of The First Tee. McLaughlin most recently served as president of PGA Tour Champions, since January 2015. Prior to his role at the Tour, he was CEO of the Tiger Woods Foundation for 14 years. McLaughlin will strategically direct the World Golf Foundation, The First Tee and World Golf Hall of Fame, seeking to expand the reach, impact and global promi - nence of each and to ensure financial performance and sustainability. Ten-year World Golf Foundation CEO Steve Mona — CEO at GCSAA from 1993 to 2007 — will assist Mc- Laughlin with the transition, serving as executive director of We Are Golf and as senior adviser before retiring later this year.

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