Golf Course Management

OCT 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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INDUSTRYnews PRODUCTnews Happenings and people you should know about opening of its new commercial distribution center in Savage, Md. The new company offers a diverse range of turfgrass, reclamation, forage, wildfower, erosion control and native seed varieties, mixtures and blends for many applications, including sports felds, landscaping, livestock management and forest or grassland redevelopment projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Cardinal Chemicals opened its newest location in Wilmington, N.C. It is Cardinal's frst location specifcally dedicated to the turf and ornamental business. The new location serves the southeast area of North Carolina with products for customers in the golf, turf Bayer CropScience joined Zuma's Rescue Ranch to help restore the facility for at-risk children and rescued horses in Denver. Bayer donated employee time, expertise and manpower, as well as Bayer Advanced products, to support the facility's new construction and maintenance updates. Jodi and Paul Messenich founded Zuma's Rescue Ranch in 2004. Their mission is to provide a place of sanctuary and healing in the metro Denver area. They pair rescued horses with at-risk children to help them learn to bond, build trust and develop life skills to support their future. Bayer employees broke into teams to complete site improvements, including the construction and restoration of landscape beds, garden gates and walkways. The group built and installed a pergola, a duck pond and a chicken coop, and also landscaped the facility's outdoor venue, cleaned stalls, seeded pastures and painted Zuma's signs and indoor arena. Aquatrols extended its support of the Robert A. Moore Endowment with a $10,000 donation in honor of its founder to the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), the philanthropic organization of GCSAA. Moore, who was a strong advocate of GCSAA until his passing in 2010, founded Aquatrols in 1955. He was a GCSAA member for more than 50 years and was the author of several articles that were published in GCM beginning in 1957. The endowment in his name funds GCSAA research specifcally for optimizing the growing environment for golf course turf, with specifc goals for increasing the effectiveness of applied water, fertilizers and pesticides, and thereby reducing the total requirements. Chesapeake Valley Seed announced the founding of the company and the 98 GCM October 2013 Live online session part of golf symposium The 2013 Symposium on Affordable Golf is scheduled Oct. 28-29 in Southern Pines, N.C. The event is designed to raise awareness and understanding of the challenges of the golf industry through open discussion and exchange of ideas and success stories that promote the health and sustainability of the game and business of golf. In order to share information presented during the symposium more widely, e-par USA is hosting a live online session on Lyman sustainability and golf presented by Greg Lyman, environmental programs director, GCSAA. The online session, "When Sustainability and Golfspeak Intersect — The Sequel," happens at 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. EST on Oct. 28. Other featured speakers include Richard Mandell, Richard Mandell Golf Architecture; Anthony Williams, CGCS, Stone Mountain (Ga.) Golf Club; Ron Whitten, architecture editor, Golf Digest; and Kris Shreiner, principal, Artisans Guild Golf Management. For information on how to register for the online session, go to

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