Golf Course Management

JUL 2013

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front NINE 9 The Cheesebrough mill's original structure front. Photo courtesy of Jean Gallup V v v The USGA and the R&A announced final approval of Rule 14-1B that prohibits use of anchored strokes. The new rule, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2016, means golfers won't be able to anchor a club in making a stroke. "Having considered all of the input that we received, both before and after the proposed Rule was announced, our best judgment is that Rule 14-1B is necessary to preserve one of the important traditions and challenges of the game — that the player freely swing the entire club," USGA President Glen D. Nager says. 26 GCM July 2013 encing growth with a renewed interest in traditional wood products the company offered to a world focused on sustainability. Cheesebrough was classifed as "Early American Industry," a brief period when craftsmen designed and built simple machines to help make products for a rapidly increasing population. Those early craftsmen brought about the Industrial Revolution, and the new technology meant the end of the era of handwork and simple machines. The company survived because they had developed an international market and the rest of the world did not change as rapidly as America. "We intend to play our part in the economic development needed to help our country prosper in the new global economy by continuing to make American products and sending them around the world," Van Tol said. A landmark at the site of the fre to commemorate Cheesebrough's historical signifcance to the country's economic development and the lives of the people in the area is being planned. — Jean Gallup, free-lance writer GCM receives 11 TOCA awards GCM was honored with 11 awards during the 2013 Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) Communications Contest. That total marked the most by any single publication entered in the writing, design and photography contest and included eight frst-place honors. The awards, presented for work completed in 2012, were announced during TOCA's annual meeting May 7-9 in Portland, Ore. First-place awards were presented to: • Howard Richman, associate editor, writing for commercial publications, general feature article, "The spirits of giving," November 2012 • Bunny Smith, senior managing editor, writing for commercial publications, headline writing, "On holding pond: An undercover mystery," June 2012 • Scott Hollister, editor-in-chief, writing for web sites, original content, "The cutting edge stakes its claim at Olympic," June 2012 • Roger Billings, senior manager, creative services, printed magazines, cover page design, "Remote Possibilities," August 2012 • Mark Leslie, contributor, writing for commercial publications, product information article, "Radio Silence," May 2012 see more @ • Steve Puppe, contributor, portrait/personality, photo of individual or group of individuals, "Like father, like daughter," July 2012 • Greg Leach (assistant superintendent at Lubbock (Texas) Country Club), contributor, pictorial one (photo of golf course, park, sports feld or any commercial or community area), Final Shot photo, February 2012 • Aidan Bradley, contributor, best photograph, print magazine cover, April 2012 Merit awards were presented to: Richman, writing for commercial publications, operations profle, "Remote Possibilities," August 2012; Kelly Neis, senior manager, creative services, best design (full feature article) in the international awards category, "Wei Shuao profle," GCM China, November/December 2012; and contributor Lou Ann Balderson, picture story (two or more photos to illustrate an article in a printed magazine), "Second to one," March 2012. In addition, Leach's photo received a Gardner Award, a bestof-show award in the photography, video and multimedia category. The Gardner Awards are named after TOCA's longtime executive director, Den Gardner. Major Toms building golf academy Golfer David Toms, 2001 PGA Championship winner, hopes to build a world-class golf academy in his home state. One of those he chose to help make it possible is 13-year GCSAA member Scott Tolar, formerly an assistant superintendent, who was hired to be Toms' superintendent. Read more about the project in the Shreveport Times. www.shreveport SPORTS05/305180013&nclick_check=1 Mourning a loss in Florida James "Ace" Kozorra was a popular member of the golf course maintenance staff at Feather Sound Country Club in Clearwater, Fla. His tragic death Memorial Day weekend shocked and saddened the club, and this column in the Tampa Bay Times highlights why Kozorra was such a special fgure around the club. publicsafety/accidents/greenskeepers-memory-lives-onat-feather-sound-country-club/2123273 West Virginia settlers buried near greens Golfers in West Virginia encounter an interesting situation on some of the greens at Berry Hills Country Club in Charleston. The Charleston Gazette has details about a nearby cemetery and how it intersects the club. www.wvga

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