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Features

  • Playing the long game

    October 2016
    Turf managers are wise to strengthen their personal money management skills sooner rather than later to ensure a timely and secure retirement.
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  • Finding the right mix

    September 2016
    Rising labor costs? Hydrophobic soil? Automated injection systems can help turf managers address these and other concerns.
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  • Pressing the right buttons

    September 2016
    Superintendent John Rourke has found a rewarding home at Button Hole Golf Course, a facility that caters to those who may otherwise never discover the game.
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  • Ground control: Navigating a renovation

    September 2016
    Sharing his turf with a team of outside professionals during a sweeping course renovation taught a Chicago-area superintendent worthwhile lessons in collaboration, planning and project management.
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  • Proving grounds

    July 2016
    Golf course management internships can provide great value not only to students, but also to the golf courses that open their doors to these future turf managers.
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  • Job security: 8 ways to stay indispensable

    July 2016
    Solidify your status as an employed superintendent, even in the face of economic uncertainty and an evolving job market. An industry veteran shares tips gleaned from 40-plus years in the profession.
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  • An irrigation evaluation

    June 2016
    To tackle irrigation system deficiencies at the root — rather than just reacting to them — a Colorado superintendent put his turf to the stress test. The results debunked some long-held beliefs.
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  • Strength in diversity

    May 2016
    Respecting and understanding cultural differences among members of your team can foster increased productivity and better relationships.
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  • Triage for trees

    February 2016
    Have a troubled tree on your hands? Before you take action, you need to diagnose. Here, a certified arborist guides you through the process of determining just what’s befallen an ailing tree.
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  • Hope springs eternal

    January 2016
    A GCSAA superintendent and a PGA of America member team up to bring back Southern California’s Warner Springs Ranch after a nearly two-year closure.
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  • Groundwork for greatness

    December 2015
    At Westmoor Country Club, an internship program for Milwaukee youth has proved rewarding both for the young men who participate and the superintendent at its helm.
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  • Power play

    November 2015
    Is propane the fuel of the future for golf course maintenance? A test program at Stone Mountain Golf Club and seven other properties is hoping to answer that question.
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  • Tree-mendous teamwork

    November 2015
    Sahalee Country Club uses communication, coordination and collaboration to maintain major championship conditions throughout the year.
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  • Building the perfect beast

    October 2015
    More and more equipment managers are turning to custom-built utility vehicles to ensure they have the right tool for the right job at any time on the golf course.
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  • Smarter, smoother labor tracking

    October 2015
    A superintendent-designed program has made managing daily job duties at The Valley Club easier and more efficient, and it allows labor data to be stored and usefully displayed.
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