Last Updated on Monday, 06 May 2013 08:47 Monday, 06 May 2013 08:42
As Superintendents we often discuss or complain about the "Augusta Syndrome" and how it has a negative effect on what we do. Dr. Trey Rogers offers another slant on the annual start to the golf season.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 11:13 Wednesday, 31 October 2012 11:06
It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of longtime Golf Course Superintendent Jim Dafoe. I have known Jim for only a few years but certainly have nothing but good words to say about him. Jim always offered me work when I needed it and alway treated me with respect. I am truly honoured to have accepted the position of Assistant Superintendent at Fairwinds as his position has been filled by former Assistant Rod Siddons.
Last Updated on Saturday, 27 October 2012 14:46 Saturday, 27 October 2012 14:38
As the rainy season begins it can be a great time to learn about the different areas of your golf course. As Tom Margetts of Innovative Agronomics explains, this is the perfect chance to study your course and how different areas react to different weather situations.
Last Updated on Saturday, 27 October 2012 06:36 Saturday, 27 October 2012 06:30
Times are tough and money is tight in the golf industry and Superintendents are feeling the crunch. An article recently appeared in the CGSA publication Green Master that discusses how some Supers are dealing with the new realities of the golf industry.
Last Updated on Monday, 25 June 2012 06:28 Monday, 18 June 2012 07:07
As golf course superintendents we are all very well experienced in growing grass and maintaining the golf course. The real trick to being a great superintendent is being a good manager. Pitchcare has published an excellent article about what it takes to be a good manager.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 March 2012 06:32 Tuesday, 13 March 2012 06:18
Most Golf Course Superintendents I know got into the golf industry because they loved being outside and most agree they fell in love with cutting greens. After moving up the ladder to the Superintendent position they realize they are not cutting grass but managing and leading people.
Last Updated on Monday, 12 March 2012 15:24 Monday, 12 March 2012 15:09
Throughout Canada there is a relatively new pest that is affecting putting greens. This new pest is moss infestations and what are golf course superintendents to do about it. Course Superintendent at Pender Harbour Golf Club Jason Haines has posted a blog regarding this problem.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 September 2011 06:11 Tuesday, 06 September 2011 05:57
Educating staff and members of the golf course is essential in communicating what is going on at the maintenance department. In the September 2 issue of the USGA Green Section Record, Hinsdale Golf Club Assistant Superintendent John Ekstrom discusses this important topic.
Last Updated on Friday, 03 June 2011 15:10 Friday, 03 June 2011 15:03
Instructing junior golfers should be more than just how to hit the ball. Most Superintendents agree that part of the basics of learning how to golf should include how to "care for the course".