Golf Course Management

JUL 2014

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

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This advertisement appeared in the pages of one of Golf Course Management magazine's predecessors. GCM archives • In 1918, building its frst product specifcally for golf, a power fairway roller based on a Bull Tractor frame • Unveiling the industry's frst all-electric-powered walk-behind greens mower in 1923 • Introducing in 1966 the Valve-In-Head Sprinkler, com - bining the valve and sprinkler head in one unit • Launching a new concept in commercial rotary mowing equipment in 1972, the all-hydraulic Groundsmaster 72 • In 2008, showcasing the Groundsmaster 5900 Se - ries rotary mower, which mows an acre in less than fve minutes. In 1919, Toro entered its core golf business when it mounted fve reel mowers to a Toro tractor to cut the fair - ways at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis. Through the years, Toro has developed a deep network of professional distributor, dealer and retail partners across industries in more than 90 countries (in 1922, Toro created the golf industry's frst national distributor network). Toro, whose frst president was John Samuel Clapper, employs more than 5,000 worldwide. It has global man - ufacturing locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, California, Nebraska, Florida, Texas, Mexico, England, Romania, Italy, Australia and China. In all, Toro has more than 1,500 patents developed by its employees. Hoffman credits those innovators for mak - ing it possible for the company to move forward into the next 100 years. "These same values that have been core throughout our frst 100 years form the foundation for continued suc - cess into our next century," Hoffman says. Radrick Farms earns Clean Corporate Citizen Award At a reception on the grounds of Radrick Farms Golf Club in Ann Arbor, Mich., superintendent Dan Mausolf and his staff were presented with a Clean Corporate Citizen Award from the state of Michigan's Department of Envi - ronmental Quality. Radrick Farms general manager Paul Scott and club - house manager Jon Moll were in attendance, as was Debra Swartz of e-Par. Kevin Frank, Ph.D., from Michigan State University was also present, along with John Fulling, CGCS, a member of GCSAA's board of directors. The Clean Corporate Citizen Award is a voluntary pro - gram that the state of Michigan sponsors for the business community. To earn the award, Radrick Farms had to com - plete three steps: Certifcation in the Pollution Prevention (P2) program; creation of an Environmental Management System that meets ISO 14001 standards; and public and DEQ review. Radrick Farms is the frst golf course in Michigan to receive the Clean Corporate Citizen Award. Mausolf, a 14-year member of GCSAA, had a key role in helping the golf course receive the honor. He led the charge for Radrick Farms to become certifed in the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary program. The course also is a Groundwater Guardian Green site, part of the Mich - igan Turfgrass Environmental Stewardship program and Community Partners for Clean Streams. Mausolf also as - sembled a brochure that outlines all of the environmental programs, outreach and practices that take place at Rad - rick Farms. — John Miller, CGCS, GCSAA Field Staff, Great Lakes Region 22 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 07.14 Year Ted Smith founded Wayne, Pa.-based Smithco and launched the Red Rider utility truck 150 Miles of range between charges for E-Z-Go's RXV golf car 1967 90 Countries representing The Toro Co.'s global reach 62,000 1968/1980 Jacobsen produces frst riding greens mower, the Greens King; Greens King IV updates include "power backlap - ping," another industry frst square feet of additional space in 2014 expansion of Deere & Co.'s Product Engineering Center in Cedar Falls 020-029_July_Front9.indd 22 6/17/14 4:23 PM

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