GCM’s Industry News Digest: January 2023

The latest golf course product and industry news, curated for golf course superintendents and other turf industry professionals.


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Editor’s note: The GCM team will be doing our best to maintain an up-to-date feed of announcements on this page. If you have news you think belongs here, please email Scott Hollister.

Tuesday, January 17

  • Since the start of its "Give Back to Local Chapters" program, FMC GSS Professional Solutions has donated over $100,000 to GCSAA local chapters to invest in member education and support local initiatives. To kick off the 2023 program, FMC will host a number of promotions and give back opportunities for GCSAA local chapters at the GCSAA Conference and Trade Show in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 4-9. Visit FMC's booth (#2073) on the show floor to learn more. 

Wednesday, January 18

  • Bernhard Academy, industry leader in sports turf technologies, announced the appointment of Craig Haldane as its new director of education. Over the coming months, Haldane will play an important role in developing training programs that will form the key elements of the academy.

Friday, January 20

  • Greenworks Commercial, the leading provider of lithium-ion battery-operated, zero-emission outdoor power equipment, expanded its global footprint by opening a 180,000-square-foot Commercial Center for Excellence for Manufacturing and Engineering in Morristown, TN. The facility is Greenworks' first in North America. The company's initial $25 million investment will focus on the manufacture of commercial and residential lithium-ion battery ride-on mowers.

Monday, January 23

  • Target Specialty Products announced part twenty of the Turf Fuel Masterclass Series. Join Target Specialty Products and Steve Loveday, product development manager, for the free webinar "2022 Product Recap and Findings" on Thursday, January 26 at 1:30 p.m. EST/10:30 AM PST to learn the latest findings and feedback about three of the company's premium Turf Fuel products: Vertical, Mic Drop and Infinite. Register here.