Golf Course Management

APR 2014

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28 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 04.14 Olympic course designer speaks Golf returns to the Olympics in 2016 for the frst time since 1904. Course architect Gil Hanse, who is overseeing the project in Brazil, spoke with the Golf Channel about it. feature-gil-hanse-and-2016-olympic-golf-course/ Water conscious in New Mexico Superintendent David Salas is part of the plan to reduce water usage at four city golf courses in Albu - querque, N.M. The plan seems to be working, accord- ing to a report by KOAT-TV, the city's ABC affliate. The golf courses have saved nearly 100 million gallons of water. - que/albuquerque-golf-courses-save-millions-of-gal- lons-of-water/24622760 Hope for Hope Mills? The status of a golf course that was built 75 years ago as a gift to the community of Fayetteville, N.C., is up in the air, according to the Fayetteville Observer. www. 3efc-5f6d-91a7-04cf09e731fe.html The Crenshaw and Coore team stays busy You may run into architect team Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore in Town of Rome, Wis. They have been hired to create a golf course there, says a report by WAOW-TV, the ABC affliate in Wausau, Wis. story/24399973/2014/01/08/adams-co-timberland- sold-for-premiere-golf-course Tweets RETWEETS In the NEWS "Cars fip and you see those big chunks of grass," Mor- gan says. "I feel kind of bad because Sam works so hard to make it look so nice. Our company has a vested interest in what happens there. It's a pretty visible piece of turf." Newpher has issues that superintendents recognize, such as pythium. He encountered three outbreaks of it between Thanksgiving and the Daytona 500, which is the marquee event there, preceding events such as motocross. "With the weather being the way it is here, we can have a freeze, then be 80 degrees two days later," he says. One of the coolest aspects of Newpher's job is mowing a 60-foot area on the steep turns of DIS. Newpher's crew must use a remote-control mower, the Dvorak Spider, in which the user is situated at the top of the bank and guides the mower back and forth. "When we are mowing with the spider, it's been known to draw a crowd," Newpher says with a chuckle. It was 20 years ago when Newpher arrived at DIS, where his work is on worldwide display each February. He makes it sound like no big deal. "Keep in mind that what I do here is window dress - ing," Newpher says. "As long as it looks good, you've got to be happy." — Howard Richman, GCM associate editor Hall calls for Rieke Paul Rieke, Ph.D., is being inducted into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame. Rieke is generally regarded as the authority on turf - grass soils and nutrition. He is credited in many circles in the international development and advancement of turf - grass science. A professor emeritus at Michigan State University, Rieke co-authored fve books on soil and plant nutrition, published 32 journal articles and more than 400 non-tech - nical papers. Rieke helped develop the Hancock Turfgrass Research Center at Michigan State. He taught workshops for more than two decades for GCSAA and received its Distinguished Service Award in 1996. The following year, Rieke received the USGA Green Section Award. Hanna joins Georgia foundation board World-renowned turfgrass scientist Wayne Hanna, Ph.D., joined the board of the Georgia Golf Environmen - tal Foundation. Hanna spent more than four decades, including sev - eral years at the University of Georgia, developing environ- mentally friendly grasses (TifSport, TifEagle and TifGrand) now used on courses worldwide. He received the USGA Green Section Award in 2012. greenkeeping @Lancastergc Root zone now in on the championship 5th tee. Caught up on winter projects this week #golfcourseconstruction pic. Justin VanLanduit @TurfTank Whatever melted to free standing water over Monday and Tuesday is frozen solid now. Rick Tegtmeier @DMGCCSupt It has been 3 years since foor was cleaned and repainted. ZDbpnKBJyk Syngenta US @SyngentaUS The importance of pre-emergence #herbicide application timing for California permanent #crop growers: Renishaw Greens @Mark_Nelson Wouldn't it be nice if this false spring turned straight into summer? #wish - fulthinking Lee Miller @MUturfpath New Mizzou Turf Disease Report posted — brown turf, heaving plots, and a frst tickle of spring. http:// - date03_12_14.cfm Paul Pritchard, CGCS @Wiltwyck_ Greens Missed the snow, the cold is back. Still covered in snow but seeing some turf emerge that's located near trees, south slopes etc. Not yet! Photo courtesy of Daytona International Speedway 020-029_April_Front9.indd 28 3/18/14 2:43 PM

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