Golf Course Management

JAN 2014

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Tweets RETWEETS Nathan Peters @BurlOaksGCTurf Used just over 14M gallons of water this year. Number continues to drop every year I've been a Supt. #deepandinfrequent Matthew Gourlay, CGCS @mattgour laycgcs Helping with fnal projects for @ KState Golf Course Ops class. Students are presenting to a mock board. pic. twitter.com/shFeTZ5IZX Jason Hooper @superjhooper And this is what happens when someone stands in one spot way too long while practicing putts ... pic.twitter.com/xZafEy7ujN Randy Samoff @ChampionsSuper Tree trimming process is going smooth. Lots of material removed. Trees and turf will be much healthier. pic.twitter.com/ zRVXAq2pqu FMC Corp. @FMCTurf What do you do when there's a frost delay? We have ideas for #golf course superintendents in our new blog. http://ow.ly/rIwjK #turfgrass Matt Henkel @PrairieViewTCC Weather this cold slows down everything. Wet well and intake install will carryover into tomorrow. #Blustery pic.twitter.com/ fD6uW4h2gb Aaron Ohloff @AaronOhloff Adding new waste bunker material to a few waste bunkers today. Newer material will play more like a waste bunker pic.twitter. com/yHWT2OGEmI 28 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 01.14 for lawns. "Can we sustain this love affair?" Rossi asked the crowd. The answer was an emphatic "yes." To support his theory, Rossi presented science-based information on turf's role as a carbon sink and water flter in the context of golf, lawns, landscapes and athletic felds. However, if we are going to sustain, Rossi said, we must do it smartly, starting with educating the public. Geoffrey Rinehart has been hired to coordinate the development and maintenance of the project, and will oversee the exhibit on a full-time basis, which will ensure that the exhibit will be maintained at the standard expected of our beloved golf courses. The all-inclusive exhibit will display a real-life par-3 golf hole, complete with a tee, green and fairway. Likewise, a green roof, a rain garden, sports felds, lawn games and cool- and warm-season grasses will be showcased — and that's only half of it. Imagine an interactive center for displaying responsible fertilization practices, proper water use and re-use techniques, maintenance demos and recreational lawn games. Superintendents of the Mid-Atlantic GCSA chapter will play a key role in supporting the exhibit by offering their expertise in management, assistance with turf equipment maintenance and possible labor support. Not only is this a great way to get involved, it's also a great way to embrace an industry initiative that will beneft our livelihood. Grass Roots is the name — and how could it be any better? Hall call for two Georgia superintendents Certifed golf course superintendents Mark Esoda and Ken Mangum — who work 20 miles apart — now have something more in common. Both have been inducted into the Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association Hall of Fame. Esoda has spent 24 years at Atlanta Country Club. He was president of the Georgia GCSA in 1995 and 1996 and was Superintendent of the Year in 2001. He received GCSAA's Distinguished Service Award in 2008 following a campaign to maintain golf's access to water during drought. In 2011, Esoda became just the second superintendent inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame. Mangum, meanwhile, has 25 years of experience at Atlanta Athletic Club, where he has overseen two PGA Championships, a U.S. Women's Open and a U.S. Junior Championship. Mangum was president of the Georgia GCSA in 1997 and 1998 and was the association's Superintendent of the Year in 2003. Last year, Mangum received GCSAA's Distinguished Service Award. He served on GCSAA's Board of Directors from 1996 to 2001. Finding her niche in a land far, far away Nuzhat Gul has made quite a name for herself since she graduated in horticulture and landscape from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Gul is the frst female turf manager in India, according to India Today. "We want some tournaments to be held here. We want players from the Western countries to come and play here," Gul told the publication about her course, 18-hole Royal Springs Golf Course in Srinagar. Gul has worked at the course since 2002. In the NEWS An alternative north of the border It may be wintertime at Stony Plain Golf Course in Alberta, Canada, but GCSAA international superintendent member Scott Hiles isn't bored. A cross-country skiing area that runs the circumference of the golf course has Hiles (10-year association member) and his staff busy, according to a story in the Spruce Grove Examiner. www.sprucegroveexaminer.com/2013/12/06/town-ofstony-plain-opens-up-cross-country-ski-trail-that-runaround-the-edge-of-golf-course Walk softly and carry a wooden stick It took a while, but Eddie Stimpson's wooden slat eventually found its niche in the game of golf. The story of the Stimpmeter in the Burlington County Times goes inside how reading green speed never was the same after Stimpson got involved. www.burlingtoncountytimes. com/life-style/guides/golf/a-simple-wooden-stick/arti cle_59c40cce-9425-5e74-b0cd-1cd21a9a630d.html Arizona courses unite in wastewater effort More than a dozen golf courses in Arizona use reclaimed city wastewater that they funded to survive, KTAR.com reports. Jeff Plotts, 20-year GCSAA member and director of golf course operations at TPC Scottsdale, weighs in on this plan's importance.http:// ktar.com/22/1674891/Wastewater-partnership-keepsScottsdales-golf-courses-in-the-green Can weather dictate capital improvement scenarios? Pre-winter weather fuctuations ranging from droughts to record rains probably have golf course owners, general managers and superintendents facing diffcult decisions on whether to spend this winter on improvements, according to a report in Golf Business. www.golfbusiness.com/article.aspx ?id=2748&bq=6yfv%5Eg433$

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