Features

  • 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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  • 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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  • Scouting report

    August 2017
    Use the ABCs of IPM to clear up the mysteries behind damage to your turf and ornamentals.
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  • Assessing 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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  • Turning the page

    May 2017
    Outstanding careers don’t unfold by chance — they are deliberately authored. A veteran superintendent known for his fierce optimism shares secrets to success, overcoming adversity, and leaving a lasting mark.
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  • Get the most out of your crew

    April 2017
    Successful superintendents must manage more than just turf. Optimal operation of the golf course lies in your ability to develop a motivated, productive staff.
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  • Remote control

    March 2017
    A Canadian superintendent takes disease and water management to new heights with an agronomic-focused drone program.
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  • Youth movement

    March 2017
    A desire to increase inclusion and diversity in the golf industry — with a special focus on youth — drives the African-American owners of Marlton Golf Club.
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  • Zero tolerance

    February 2017
    There is no time to waste and even less room for waste for Josh Heptig, the recipient of GCSAA’s 2017 President’s Award for Environmental Stewardship.
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  • Natural selections

    February 2017
    When it comes to creating vibrant, environmentally responsible golf courses, the 2016 winners of the Environmental Leaders in Golf Awards show there’s no setting too challenging, no goal too lofty and no initiative too small.
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