Golf Course Management

OCT 2017

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22 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 10.17 While perhaps best known for its maple trees, hockey and vast, unbridled wilderness, Canada is also home to a vibrant and impressive golf landscape, boasting within its borders the world's second-largest collection of golf facilities. Of those, more than 90 percent are open to the public — good news for tourists, who spend $1.6 billion annually on golf and golf-related travel within the country. Here, a glimpse at the golf profile of the States' northerly neighbor. Source: "Golf Facilities in Canada, 2017 Edition," published by Golf Canada, the PGA of Canada and the National Golf Foundation PGA Tour winners from British Columbia since 2014 (Adam Hadwin and Nick Taylor) Total golf facilities in Canada Difference between Canada's facility count and the number of golf facilities in Japan, which ranks third (the United States is first, with 15,014 facilities) Canadian golf facilities located in the country's four most populous provinces: Ontario (805 facilities), Quebec (359), British Columbia (304) and Alberta (308) Year of the first Canadian Open, hosted by the Royal Montreal Golf Club Year the province of Manitoba's first golf course was established, when the warden of a federal penitentiary had inmates build nine-hole Stony Mountain Golf Club (the course no longer exists) New golf facilities opened in Canada since 2010 New golf projects currently in the works The GCSAA member's sister gets Hall call Renee Powell, sister of 43-year GCSAA member Larry Powell, will be enshrined in the PGA of America Hall of Fame as part of the 2017 roster of inductees, who will be honored Nov. 2 at the PGA's 101st annual meeting in Austin, Texas. Other inductees include Gary Player, Lew Worsham and Mickey Wright. The Powells form a team at Clearview Golf Club in East Canton, Ohio, where Renee is the PGA head professional. Berkeley Hall lands USGA championship Berkeley Hall Club in Bluffton, S.C., has been selected by the USGA to host the 2020 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship. This will be the club's third USGA champi - onship and first since hosting both the men's and women's USGA State Team Championships in 2005. Chris Young, CGCS, is a 13-year association member and director of golf course maintenance at Berkeley Hall Club. Kyle John - son, a nine-year GCSAA member, is the superintendent. The 2020 event is slated for Aug. 29-Sept. 3. Turf scientists honored by their peers Each year at its annual meeting, the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and the Agronomy Society of America (ASA) recognize outstanding scientists for their contributions and accomplishments. At the 2017 meeting in Tampa, Fla., Oct. 22-25, seven turfgrass scientists will be honored by the societies. The CSSA will present the Fred V. Grau Turfgrass Sci - ence Award to Bruce Martin, Ph.D., of Clemson University (pictured above), in honor of his significant career contri - butions to turfgrass science. Jay McCurdy, Ph.D., of Mis- sissippi State University, will receive the CSSA Early Career Professional Award, which recognizes members who have made an outstanding contribution in agronomy, crop sci - ence, and/or soil science within seven years of completing their final degree. The ASA will honor four turfgrass scientists by bestow - ing on them the title of ASA Fellow. Those individuals are Mike Fidanza, Ph.D., Penn State University; Bernd Leinauer, Ph.D., New Mexico State University; Grady Miller, Ph.D., North Carolina State University; and John Stier, Ph.D., University of Tennessee. ASA members nominate col - leagues to be fellows based on their professional achieve- ments and meritorious service. Up to 0.3% of the soci- ety's active and emeritus members may be elected fellow.

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