Golf Course Management

JUL 2014

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28 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 07.14 An unusual soda dumped on golf course A golf course in Lexington, Ky., needed repairs after vandals targeted some of the greens with soda. Not the type of soda you might expect, according to WKYT-TV. - dals-target-Lexington-golf-course-262466041.html Female superintendent honored in Colorado GCSAA Class A superintendent D'Ann Kimbrel received a lifetime achievement award last month. Colorado Golf Journal profles Kimbrel, a 26-year association member, who was pretty good in another sport in her younger days. php?mod= NewsMedia_Read&ArticleID =1165 GolfÕs tie to D-Day The 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion at Normandy Beach was well documented last month. Did you know famed Omaha Beach, where the Allies gallantly fought to gain a foothold in the fght against the Axis, has a golf course? Well, provides the details. - el/d-day-anniversary-golf-trip-normandy's-omaha- beach-golf-club-about-more-birdies-and-bogeys Let there be lights Can't get a tee time during the day at Mission Bay GC in San Diego? Well, you still may be in luck. If you want to play under the lights, that is, according to a feature at articles/golf/let-there-be-light-night-golf-at- mission-bay-golf-course.aspx Tweets RETWEETS In the NEWS ship. David Robertson, 12-year GCSAA member, is the superintendent at Hillwood. The golf course opened in 1957 and was renovated in 2003 and again in 2011. This will be the 14th USGA championship held in Ten - nessee. • Salem Country Club in Peabody, Mass., will host the 2017 U.S. Senior Open. Kip Tyler, CGCS, a 36-year member of the association, oversees the facility. Salem CC, designed by Donald Ross, hosted the 2001 U.S. Senior Open. • Pinehurst Nos. 2 and 4 will be the site of the 2017 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship. No. 2 will serve as the match-play course; No. 4 will be the companion course for the competition. Bob Farren, CGCS, is direc - tor of golf course and grounds. Kevin Robinson, CGCS, is superintendent at No. 2. Steve Wilson is superinten - dent at No. 4. • Shoal Creek near Birmingham, Ala., will host the 2018 U.S. Women's Open. Forty-two year GCSAA member James Simmons is the superintendent. Shoal Creek, designed by Jack Nicklaus, hosted the 1984 and 1990 PGA Championships. Calling all dogs It is time to enter the 2015 LebanonTurf Dog Days of Golf Calendar contest. If your dog is selected for the calendar, it has a shot at being selected the 2015 Dog of the Year, which is worth a $3,000 prize for your affliated chapter and a $500 prize for you. In addition, a donation to a charitable cause will be made in honor of the winner. Everyone who submits a photo receives a gift from LebanonTurf. To enter, submit high-resolution images along with complete contact information for the dog's owner; dog's name, age and breed; complete contact information for the golf course superintendent; facility name and location; and photographer's name. Multiple images may be submitted. Entries will be accepted through Aug. 1. The Dog Days of Golf calendar accompanies the November issue of GCM. Submit images and information to lebturfdogcalen If you have any questions about the calendar, con - tact Cynthia Andrews at LebanonTurf (800) 532-0090, ext. 253. Compliance deadline looming Oct. 6, 2014, is a key date. As mandated in the EPA Federal Register notice, no fenamiphos (Nemacur nematicide) products labeled for use on golf courses can be used after that date. Fenam - iphos is in the organophosphate chemical class, and Nemacur has been used to control the major genera of nematodes attacking turfgrass. This includes root knot, root lesion, sting, lance and ring nematodes. Bayer Environmental Science will not buy back any ex - isting stock but is willing to assist in the proper disposal of hazardous material if the remaining product is not used by Oct. 6, 2014. Patrick Reinhardt @gasoutherngcm Sun and sand. TifEagle is #happyhap - pyhappy Dan Tolson @mountainturf Photo quiz... Head not working, pulled swing joint and whuddya know but a golf ball jammed inside. #howdoyafg - ger? Benjamin Rink @benrink Hex bolt, straight blade screw and a torx bolt all on the same recoil. C'mon Mr. Mechanic, can't we make it eas - ier??? Jeff Johnson @MinikahdaTurf Still debating when fwys should get their frst app of N this yr Cloudy days are not a good day to make that decsn Craig Wilson @cragerwilson New resident on golf course. Been trying for a week to get a picture of Bambi. Thanks to Derek we have one Trevor Burlingame @tdburlingame Greens vented, topdressed, rolled and mowed. Ignore the small holes and sand. They still putt great. pic.twitter. com/CSuRqEjise Syngenta Turf @SyngentaTurf Bees are hitting the links and thriving w/ #OperationPollinator! Learn more about our efforts to improve #bee health: CanmoreG&CC Super @ReidSolodan Longtime Assistant Spence is always thinking! 020-029_July_Front9.indd 28 6/17/14 4:24 PM

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