Golf Course Management

JUL 2013

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

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leadership in technological innovation, with the Gold Award highlighting the best of the best among new products. Spectrum manufactures weather stations, data loggers and handheld measurement devices. It's not too late to sign up for Rain Bird's irrigation training courses. Rain Bird is hosting events at more than 20 locations nationwide (go to www.rainbirdservices.com/training or call 800-498-1942). The company has two core irrigation training programs: The Factory Trained program trains professionals on Rain Bird products while Rain Bird Academy provides general, non-manufacturer-specifc irrigation skills training. Rain Bird is also launching fve new Factory Trained courses aimed at both residential and light commercial irrigation contractors. These courses include water effcient product expert, low volume technician, drainage technician, decoder installer and residential installer. Douglas Dynamics Inc. completed its acquisition of substantially all the assets of TrynEx Inc. for a purchase price of $26 million. Douglas Dynamics is a North American company that designs, manufactures and sells snow and ice control equipment for light trucks. TrynEx manufactures truckmounted salt and spreader equipment. New Holland, the offcial agricultural equipment of NASCAR, is partnering with "NASCAR: An American Salute" to recognize and honor the nation's military and their families. Visitors to New Holland's True Blue Salute website are invited to show their appreciation by writing a thankyou letter to a member of the Armed Forces. For each letter, New Holland will donate $1, with up to $10,000 going to the Fisher House Foundation, which provides a home away from home for military families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness or injury. Phoenix/UPI launched a Summer Specials incentives program for superintendents. Three unique rewards programs for products purchased feature 24 Phoenix/UPI products such as fungicides, herbicides, insecticides and plant growth regulators. In the Pro-Pak program, superintendents receive both Titleist Pro V1x golf balls and a Nike Pro DriFit shirt when they purchase $2,500 of select Phoenix products between now and Aug. 31. In the Big Chill program, superintendents can choose between a Yeti Roadie 20 cooler and a Garmin Approach S2 GPS golf watch when they purchase $5,000 of select Phoenix/UPI products between now and Aug. 31. The third program, Bare Necessities, lets superintendents choose between an Apple iPad, a $600 Apple gift card or the Club Glove Train Reaction Ensemble #3 when they purchase $7,500 of select Phoenix/ UPI products between now and Sept. 30. Purchases must be made through an authorized Phoenix/UPI distributor. For more information, call 888-2408856 (www.phoenixenvcare.com). DEMAND SPECS EXPECT RESULTS PEOPLE news Four advanced to regular membership status in the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA). They are Ian Andrew, Ian Andrew Golf Design, Inc., Brantford, Ontario; Jim Cervone, Cervone Golf Design, Trafford, Pa.; Jerry Lemons, Lemons Golf Design, Old Hickory, Tenn.; and Cal Olson, Cal Olson Golf Course Architecture, Aliso Viejo, Calif. The members earned the new designation by meeting the association's requirements, including continuing their engagement and practice of golf course architecture while maintaining ASGCA associate membership for at least three years. Also, three regular members achieved fellow status with ASGCA by being an ASGCA member for at least 10 years and having reached age 70. They are ASGCA past president Rees Jones, Mike Poellot and Lindsay Ervin. Also, ASGCA welcomed four associate members: Bill Bergin, Bergin Golf Designs, Atlanta, Ga.; Patrick Burton, senior design associate, Schmidt-Curley Design, Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz.; Joe Obringer, owner, When choosing your renovation materials, demand product specifications and expect results. Since the advent of bunker liners, Sandtrapper has been there, delivering consistent quality and performance that professionals rely on. We've made reliability the hallmark of our manufacturing and customer service processes so the facility can make renovation project decisions easily and with confidence. Contact us today for the details of bunker liner dynamics and product specifications. 888-970-5111 www.sandtrapper.com

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