Golf Course Management

OCT 2014

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28 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 10.14 On the job A sports editor in Wisconsin was superintendent for a day at GCSAA Class A member Tim Wegner's course. See how it turned out at - golfcoursesuperintendent.html?38592 Illinois country club to play on Itasca (Ill.) Country Club has been around for nearly 90 years. The Daily Herald tells us why it will be around for a while longer. article/20140908/news/140908624/ Restoration project Andrew Hall, a gardener in the United Kingdom, spent four years restoring a more than 100-year-old lawnmower. Read all about it in the Daily Mail. www. - torised-lawnmower-restored-former-glory-centu- ry-invented-ultimate-rich-mans-toy-costing-equiva- lent-15-000.html Tweets RETWEETS In the NEWS mental Institute for Golf (EIFG). Scholarship recipients may use the award to attend local, regional or national education conferences or to en - roll in continuing education programs at an institution of higher learning. To apply, go to healthy-turf . Navarre earns top scholar award Didn't somebody once say you're never too old? Meet Gerry Navarre. This 54-year-old Michigan State University student, pursuing a second career in turf management, earned the top prize of $6,000 among 14 awards in the 2014 Scholars Competition offered through GCSAA. The award is called the Mendenhall Award, named in honor of the late Chet Mendenhall, who was a charter member of GCSAA. Navarre spent 25 years in fnancial consulting and mortgage services before reconsidering his career choice. "It (award) is a big deal to me. It's going to take a load of fnancial stress off since I have a 20-year-old in college as well. I worked on a golf course for seven years during high school and college and I loved it. It would have been a tremendous career path the frst time around, but it's not too late to start." The second-place award went to Christopher Marra, 21, of Penn State University. He received $5,000. Marra received the MacCurrach Award, named in honor of the late Allan MacCurrach, who was the PGA Tour's frst staff agronomist in 1974 and was GCSAA's Distinguished Service Award recipient in 1997. The PGA Tour funds the award. Navarre and Marra receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2015 Golf Industry Show in San Antonio. Other award winners are: Teddy Norman, University of Massachusetts-Am - herst, $2,500; John Petrovsky, Penn State University, $2,500; Morgan Robins, Penn State University, $2,000; Richard Plemel, Rutgers University, $2,000; Sean Kelly, Penn State University, $2,000; Travis Russell, University of Arkansas, $2,000; Michael Wright, Michigan State Uni - versity, $1,500; Andres Johansson, Michigan State Uni- versity, $1,500; Justin Hickman, Mississippi State Univer- sity, $1,000; Matthew Herrmann, Penn State University, $1,000; Benjamin Cibotti III, Penn State University, $500; and Robert Bond, Penn State University, $500. Recipients were selected by the GCSAA Schol - ars Competition Task Group. Criteria include academic achievement, potential to become a leading industry professional and employment history. Applicants must be enrolled in a recognized undergraduate program in a major feld related to golf/turf management and be a GCSAA member. The $30,000 program is funded by the Robert Trent Jones Endowment and administered by GCSAA's philan - thropic organization, the Environmental Institute for Golf. It was developed to recognize outstanding students planning careers in golf course management. Rounds 4 Research totals six fgures The fnal numbers are in: $145,339 was raised in the Rounds 4 Research fundraising program this summer. A second phase of Rounds 4 Research took place in August. The program, to raise funds for turfgrass re - search, totaled more than 200 rounds sold for $30,891 in a seven-day online auction. In the frst round in June, nearly $115,000 was raised for the program that is run by the Environmental Institute for Golf. The Metropolitan GCSA led the way in August with more than $4,000 raised among the 40 fundraising part - ners that donated rounds for turfgrass research at the local level. The top bid for a tee time for four golfers was $1,480 for the chance to play Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., site of this year's PGA Championship. A stay-and-play package at French Lick (Ind.) Resort sold for $1,650. The Toro Co. supports the program with a $50,000 do - nation. Since being launched in 2012, Rounds 4 Research has raised more than $320,000. Eighty percent of the money raised is returned to the local chapters for turf studies. John Galbraith @VAsoilguy The Science of Soil Health: Rhizode - position - what plants put into the soil through their roots... xgy9ArBpNiI East lake Agronomy @eastlake1904_ Very busy morning! Early tee times to avoid storms. We came we saw we conquered! Very lucky to have great vol - unteers. Jon Hungerford @TCI_Turfgrass We go from having pythium in our rough on Monday to possible frost tomorrow morning. Gotta love Iowa weather. #frostdelayssuck #gameday Andy O'Haver @andyohaver Happy Friday! #hydraulic pic.twitter. com/G1iaHEiP8W Mitch Davidson @MitchDavy Heavy morning frost means taking our full turf care team of 7 members out for breakfast at whifs #team pic.twitter. com/u1bucWVw28 Adam Breitenfeldt @AdamBfelt Nice day to put down some nitrogen and ferrous sulfate! #offcewithawindow Jim Brosnan, Ph.D. @ UTTurfWeeds @utgroundscrew talking to # UT - TurfFD14 attendees about feld mainte- nance at Neyland Stadium, home of the #Vols #vf

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