Features

  • Fast forward: Davenport Country Club

    October 2017
    The makeover of Iowa’s Davenport Country Club offers a blueprint for renovating on an aggressive timeline as well as recapturing a storied course’s original personality.
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  • Mentoring: Followed the leaders

    October 2017
    Industry veterans Paul R. Latshaw, Paul B. Latshaw, CGCS, and Matt Shaffer know a thing or two about mentoring, and gladly share what they’ve learned from their own mentors and as mentors themselves.
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  • Dewey Brown: A true trailblazer

    September 2017
    An unwavering love of the game propelled Dewey Brown — the first African-American PGA professional and an early GCSAA member — through discrimination and a turbulent time in golf’s history.
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  • From golf to the gridiron

    September 2017
    As the NFL season kicks off, the head groundskeeper at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City reflects on his days as a superintendent and the transition from golf to football.
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  • A Golden State warrior

    September 2017
    A longtime fixture in the California golf industry and a strong voice for equipment managers, Blas Huezo is the winner of the 2017 Most Valuable Technician Award.
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  • Much ado about Midland

    September 2017
    The two-part transformation of a West Texas course brought its share of unusual obstacles, unexpected lessons and unique triumphs, all culminating in a refreshed look and feel just in time for the club’s 90th anniversary.
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  • Assessing golf course infrastructure

    August 2017
    How long can you expect the many, varied components of your course to last? A veteran superintendent breaks down infrastructure life spans to help you optimally plan and budget for future restoration, renovation and replacement work.
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  • From the ground up

    August 2017
    This month’s PGA Championship at North Carolina’s Quail Hollow Club showcases just how high the city of Charlotte, the club and superintendent Keith Wood have soared.
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  • Laser-focused

    July 2017
    A Colorado club adopted a high-tech option to ensure precise yardage markers for a nine-hole addition to its course offerings.
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  • Can you hear me now?

    July 2017
    While the economic and environmental advantages of electric maintenance equipment are particularly appealing, plugging in also offers additional benefits. A Tennessee superintendent provides an in-depth look at electrifying one’s fleet.
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  • Chances of a lifetime

    July 2017
    David Beanblossom’s knack for defying death eventually set him on the unlikely path of becoming a golf course superintendent.
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  • Stream of conscience

    June 2017
    Protecting the golf course from an encroaching stream presented a Pennsylvania club with an opportunity to make a significant environmental splash.
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  • State of readiness

    June 2017
    Zach Reineking, Wisconsin born and bred, and a team of fellow native sons have Erin Hills primed and ready for one of the biggest events in the state’s golf history: this month’s U.S. Open.
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  • Target practices

    May 2017
    Although GCSAA’s much-anticipated planning guide for best management practices was released only a few months ago, numerous superintendents have been going down that road for quite a while.
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