Golf Course Management

MAR 2018

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

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92 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 03.18 John Mascaro President of Turf-Tec International Presented in partnership with Jacobsen The dormant bermudagrass on this clubhouse lawn was cut at a height of 2 inches and painted. For the past two years, the superintendent has been using this technique instead of overseeding the area with ryegrass. Along with providing green turf, painting requires no irrigation, fertilizer, fungi- cides, mowing or any other labor-intensive tasks normally associated with overseeding. The superintendent says the only disadvantages are that the appearance of the turf may not be as aesthetically pleasing as overseeded ryegrass, and that members or guests may track through the wet paint if they aren't careful. About 2 acres of bermudagrass on the course — including the driving range tee, target greens and par-3 tees — are still overseeded with perennial ryegrass. Photo submitted by Dru Clark, the GCSAA Class A superintendent at Florence (S.C.) Country Club and a 10-year GCSAA member. If you'd like to submit a photograph for John Mascaro's Photo Quiz, please send it to: John Mascaro, 1471 Capital Circle NW, Suite #13, Tallahassee, FL 32303, or email it to If your photograph is selected, you will receive full credit. All photos submitted become property of GCM and GCSAA. The two brown areas on this putting green are the size and shape of golf shoes. One of the members of this club stood in almost the exact same position on the practice green for two hours, putting along a blue line lead- ing directly to a single hole. The wear on the turf was caused by the golfer remaining in the same spot for hours, and it was aggravated by the golfer's shoes and their spike shape and orientation. Some of the newer-generation golf shoes are more aggressive than their predecessors, not only in the shape of the spikes, but also in the way a golfer's weight is distributed, resulting in increased reports of this type of damage. The greenkeeping team at this English golf course repositioned the related hole to a new area, allowing the turf to recover on its own. However, over the following week, they did need to repair the damaged area using plugs from their turf nursery. Photo submitted by Eric Olson, the superintendent at a golf course in Surrey, England. (photo quiz answers) (a) PROBLEM PROBLEM ( b )

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