Golf Course Management

DEC 2012

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

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article index 2012 My GCSAA story: Heeding the call, As a youth, Kevin Komer had great respect for golf course superintendents. So when he went searching for a career, the answer was not difficult to find, Jeff Bollig, September, p. 56. Decisions, decisions, Changes to the GCSAA National Championship and Golf Classic are designed to give competitors plenty of options as the event heads to San Diego, Scott Hollister, November, p. 60. My GCSAA story: He gets by with a little help from his friends, A latecomer to the golf course mana- gement industry, Dan Rootes found a career lifeline in the form of his chapter, national association involvement. "Losing them would be like turning off the water on the golf course," he says, Jeff Bollig, November, p. 68. Man with the plans, Mike Hurdzan, recipient of the 2013 Old Tom Morris Award, served his country, designed a U.S. Open golf course, and, maybe most importantly, proved he could do it all with a heart of gold, Howard Richman, December, p. 44. Golf Courses Those teenage years, TifEagle is coming of age at two Georgia courses that were early adopters, outgrowing some of the unruly behavior of earlier ultradwarf varieties, Sam Williams, February, p. 110. Managing bentgrass greens in India, The hot and semi-arid Deccan Plateau isn't an ideal climate for bentgrass, but a superintendent in Hyderabad is making it work, Manmohan Krishan, May, p. 76. Bright spot, Things are looking up, finally, at the Melrose Club on Daufuskie Island. If superintendent Nick Bright had decided to leave, it might not have turned out that way, Howard Richman, July, p. 44. Triple threat, Medinah's classic No. 3 course and Curtis Tyrrell, CGCS, MG, take the international stage for this month's Ryder Cup competition, Scott Hollister, September, p. 44. Decisions, decisions, Changes to the GCSAA National Championship and Golf Classic are designed to give competitors plenty of options as the event heads to San Diego, Scott Hollister, November, p. 60. Golf, Game of Long time coming, After more than his fair share of close calls, Mike Stieler finally walks away with the GCSAA National Championship, Scott Hollister, April, p. 78. Irrigation Water hazard, For Vegas-area superintendents, water — or a lack of it — drives virtually every decision they make in the management of their golf courses, Mark Leslie, January, p. 44. Management/Operations Water hazard, For Vegas-area superintendents, water — or a lack of it — drives virtually every decision they make in the management of their golf courses, Mark Leslie, January, p. 44. 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. Men at work, A volunteer program is a 'win-win-win' for Seattle-area club, Blane J. Hezel, April, p. 98. Radio silence, Impending changes to FCC regulations will affect how superintendents communicate with their crews, operate irrigation systems and much more, Mark Leslie, May, p. 44. Remote possibilities, It takes ferry- boats and airplanes to find these island- based golf course superintendents, whose jobs and lifestyles differ from those of their mainland counterparts, Howard Richman, August, p. 44. Ornamentals and Tree Management Replacing ornamentals: Now what? Instead of rushing to replace damaged plants, follow this step-by-step approach to maximize aesthetics and sustainability, John C. Fech, June, p. 56. Pocket change, Managing creeping bentgrass greens surrounded by trees 96 GCM December 2012 takes a special agronomic plan, Logan Freeman, September, p. 72. Personality Profiles 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. The comeback, A Louisiana superin- tendent leads his facility in a massive recovery effort following the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, Bill Newton, February, p. 122. 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. Long time coming, After more than his fair share of close calls, Mike Stieler finally walks away with the GCSAA National Championship, Scott Hollister, April, p. 78. Full circle, From accidental superin- tendent to future association leader, Pat Finlen, CGCS, prepares The Olympic Club for this month's U.S. Open, Scott Hollister, June, p. 44. Bright spot, Things are looking up, finally, at the Melrose Club on Daufuskie Island. If superintendent Nick Bright had decided to leave, it might not have turned out that way, Howard Richman, July, p. 44. The Woods identity, Through the Asian Turfgrass Center, Micah Woods, Ph.D., has put his focus on the growing golf course management industry in Asia, Stacie Zinn Roberts, July, p. 64. Remote possibilities, It takes ferryboats and airplanes to find these is- land-based golf course superintendents, whose jobs and lifestyles differ from those of their mainland counterparts, Howard Richman, August, p. 44.

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