Golf Course Management

DEC 2012

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article index 2012 crews, operate irrigation systems and much more, Mark Leslie, May, p. 44. Scissors vs. scythe, A veteran equipment technician sheds light on the mechanics of reel mowers and how their use has evolved to meet the demands of modern turfgrass manage- ment, Brian S. Whitehair, July, p. 72. Clip art, Understanding the science and art of frequency of clip offers golf course managers a valuable strategy for improving turf conditions, Adam Slick, November, p. 76. Chill out, A few simple steps for equipment winterization and storage will ensure machine longevity, time and cost savings, and peace of mind in the spring, Tracy Lanier, December, p. 68. Final Shot, The Tom Elliott, CGCS, Monarch Dunes Golf Club, Nipomo, Calif., January, p. 144. Greg Leach, assistant superintendent, Lubbock (Texas) Country Club, February, p. 168. Chase Bonnell, assistant superinten- dent, Rich Harvest Farms, Sugar Grove, Ill., March, p. 128. Mark D. Moore, GCSAA Class A superintendent, Twin Run Municipal Golf Course, Hamilton, Ohio, April, p. 144. Michael W. Stachowicz, GCSAA Class A greens and grounds manager, Dedham (Mass.) Country and Polo Club, May, p. 136. Steve Thomas, GCSAA Class A director of golf course maintenance, Pelican Hill Golf Club, Newport Beach, Calif., June, p. 128. Kyle D. Sweet, CGCS, The Sanctuary Golf Club, Sanibel, Fla., July, p. 112. Trevor Thorp, second assistant superintendent, The Plateau Club, Sammamish, Wash., August, p. 120. Joshua Kelley, assistant superin- tendent, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Fla., September, p. 128. Ryan Kopke, superintendent, New Albany (Ohio) Country Club, October, p. 120. Patrick Daly, CGCS, Farmingham (Mass.) Country Club, November, p. 118. Joshua Smith, assistant superinten- dent, Corpus Christi (Texas) Country Club, December, p. 120. GCSAA ANNUAL REPORTS • Environmental Institute for Golf 2011 Annual Report, June, p. I-1. • GCSAA 2011 Annual Report, June, p. G-1. 2012 GCSAA EDUCATION CONFER- ENCE/LAS VEGAS (January issue) • Viva Las Vegas! A pair of the city's veteran golf course superin- tendents offers some insider tips on getting out and about, Bunny Smith, p. 58. • LOL, golf style, Bet on this: Keynote speaker David Feherty and Old Tom Morris Award recipient Peter Jacobsen will provide some chuckles as part of the special events at the 2012 GCSAA Education Conference and Golf Industry Show in Las Vegas, Howard Richman, p. 62. • GCSAA's Collegiate Turf Bowl: The ins and outs, A former "player" and coach offers an inside look at the popular competition, Teresa Carson, p. 68. • Under fire, Focus on nutrient management and what superin- tendents need to know about it highlights a full menu of education sessions in Las Vegas, Mark John- son, p. 70. • International investment, The 2012 education conference will feature a GCSAA first — seminars taught in Chinese and Korean, Howard Richman, p. 72. • Meet the candidates, p. 74. My GCSAA story: One-stop shop- ping, GCSAA members continue to turn to the national association for help as a comprehensive source of industry information, Jeff Bollig, January, p. 90. Membership milestones, GCSAA salutes its veteran members for their dedication to the superintendent profession and for their many years of membership in the association, January, p. 114. Northwest passage, David Phipps, the winner of GCSAA's 2012 President's Award for Environmental Stewardship, has set the bar high in the Pacific Northwest, Bill Newton, February, p. 46. Beyond the microscope, GCSAA's Col. John Morley Distinguished Service Award winner for 2012 has found a new way to define a career in turfgrass science, Bunny Smith, February, p. 72. 2012 GOLF INDUSTRY SHOW/ LAS VEGAS (February issue) • A win-win proposition, You'll find more than the newest golf course management gadgets on the floor at the 2012 Golf Industry Show in Las Vegas, p. 78. • Showstoppers, Howard Richman, p. 80. • Golf Industry Show map, p. 94. • Meet the exhibitors, p. 96. Second to one, New GCSAA President Sandy Queen, CGCS, is passionate, loyal and determined to make a difference. Those who know him best say don't bet against Queen, who is certain a power greater than his mapped out the plan that made all this possible, Howard Richman, March, p. 44. 2012 GOLF INDUSTRY SHOW/ LAS VEGAS (April issue) • Jackpot! From world-class education and a bustling trade show to a breathtaking philanthro- pic gesture, the 2012 GCSAA Education Conference and Golf Industry Show paid off in many ways, GCM staff, p. 56. • Mass production, With more than 500 exhibitors spread out over 170,000 square feet of exhibit space, the Golf Industry Show truly is a massive production of mowers, turf applications and other assorted gadgets to dazzle the eye and enlighten the mind, Howard Richman, p. 68. • Long time coming, After more than his fair share of close calls, Mike Stieler finally walks away with the GCSAA National Championship, Scott Hollister, p. 78. Energy to burn, As stewards of the environment, superintendents should measure, manage and conserve energy used on the golf course, Teresa Carson, April, p. 88. Certification milestones, GCSAA honors certified superintendents, Penny Mitchell, April, p. 118. My GCSAA story: A recipe for success, An Illinois superintendent turned to GCSAA to help ease his switch from the kitchen to the golf course, Jeff Bollig, May, p. 56. My GCSAA story: Like father, like … daughter, What started off as a summer job for Rose York has blossomed into a career working for her father — both are enjoying every minute of it, Jeff Bollig, July, p. 58. December 2012 GCM 95

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