Golf Course Management

JUN 2013

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front NINE 9 see more @ on their essays and commitment to the industry. The application and instructions can be found at Dog days of golf The 17th fairway at Grand Forks (N.D.) CC was a mess because of food water. Photo courtesy of Sam Reznicek V v v Turf Weekly, GCSAA's industry newsletter that features the latest turfgrass and golf course management news from around the world is in its third month of production. Not a GCSAA member? You still can get it for free by going to http:// aspx?code=turf-weekly. 26 GCM June 2013 "I believe the saying 'better safe than sorry' was said around here a lot in the last week," Reznicek says. Reznicek's worst fears were never realized, although leading up to the conclusion of the situation, he was somewhat stressed by the possibilities and even had a nightmare that interrupted his sleep. "I was dreaming there was an ice jam on the course, that it was fooding the bridge," Reznicek told GCM in late April. "It was weird." The Red River saga was classifed as a moderate food when it crested May 1, yet it was the latest food of that magnitude in 130 years of data, Reznicek says. The frst few weeks of May for Reznicek and his crew meant hosing silt off fairways and hoping the turf wouldn't die after being underwater for two weeks. Time is of the essence. Grand Forks Country Club, which averages 13,000 rounds annually, is playable only seven months a year. This year's late start (Reznicek hoped to have nine holes ready by May 8 and the full 18 open by late May), makes this the latest opening for the club since 1964. — Howard Richman, GCM associate editor Syngenta Business Institute application process open For the ffth year, Syngenta is inviting golf course superintendents across the U.S. to apply to attend the Syngenta Business Institute. Applications are due by Aug. 20. The Syngenta Business Institute is scheduled Dec. 6-9 at Graylyn International Conference Center on the Wake Forest University campus in WinstonSalem, N.C. Syngenta initiated the professional business development program specifcally for superintendents in conjunction with Wake Forest University School of Business. Workshop sessions in the four-day program focus on fnancial and human resource management, delegation skills, effective communications and negotiation skills and managing generational differences, among other topics. Interested superintendents must fll out an application, which includes an essay on why they believe they should be selected to attend. Syngenta will select 25 individuals to participate based Entries for Lebanon Turf's 2014 Dog Days of Golf Calendar are being accepted through Aug. 1. If your golf course has a four-legged friend, and that dog is selected for the calendar, the dog has a chance to be crowned 2014 Dog of the Year, earning a $3,000 prize for your affliated chapter, a $500 prize for your local Humane Society chapter and $500 for you. The 2014 calendar will accompany the November issue of GCM. Tips: The primary focus of the image should be on the dog. You can be creative with photos of the dog in action, use a seasonal shot and lots of color. Also, horizontal shots ft the calendar format better than vertical images. If you have questions, contact Cynthia Andrews at Lebanon Turf at 800-532-0090, ext. 253. He hiked with Ike Former golf course superintendent Art Kennell also spent some time caddying — for one of the most wellknown heroes in American history. Kennell carried the golf bag for President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who made his name as a general in World War II. Kennell shared some interesting stories about the president they called Ike in the Gettysburg Times. Former-caddy-remembers-golfng-withEisenhower-4447676.php Man and wife … and golf Becoming owners of a golf course in Iowa was "a dream come true" for a husband (Nate Lindsay, a sevenyear member of GCSAA) and his wife, as told to the Mason City Globe Gazette. despite-challenges-new-golf-course-owners-expressexcitement-for-the/ Emergency landing in California No. 3 proved to be an interesting landing zone recently at Westlake Golf Course in Westlake Village, Calif. On April 29, a small plane made an emergency landing on that spot, but none of the three people on board was injured, the Los Angeles Times reports. la-me-ln-plane-makes-emergency-landing-on-golf-coursein-westlake-village-20130429,0,7952448.story

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