Natural Reactions


While maintaining native areas on their golf courses might be second nature to many superintendents, it is anything but effortless. Anyone can live by the words, “bloom where you’re planted.” However, no one thrives by happenstance. The same is true for native areas and other environmental elements on golf courses. Superintendents must nurture these features […]

Kick-Starting a Career


Richard Brumm, CEC, Director of Culinary Operations at the Bonita Bay Club in Bonita Springs, Fla., knows the value of hands-on instruction. After all, he got his first job when he was 14 years old as a dishwasher at a bakery, and later worked under a master chef. Now Chef Brumm is paying his experiences […]

Transformative Turf at Trinity Forest Golf Club


A signature zoysia grass and an inspired golf and grounds staff have come together at Trinity Forest Golf Club to convert a landfill in a disadvantaged section of Dallas into a new source of civic pride—and prosperity. Convert a landfill into a beautiful green space for recreation: check. Revive one of the most endangered ecosystems […]

Most golf-industry efforts to grow the game include initiatives to introduce the sport to women.

Playing By Their Own Rules


Most golf-industry efforts to grow the game include initiatives to introduce the sport to women. And that’s “A-OK” with Head Golf Professional Garrett Kent, who started the “It’s OK” golf league at El Dorado (Ark.) Golf & Country Club this summer. The program is designed as a women’s empowerment group, to allow females to learn […]

Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club in Gold Canyon, Ariz.

A Course of Action


Golf course superintendents can rely on their experience and expertise, coupled with the know-how of others in the industry, to lead successful implementation of renovation and restoration projects. Second in a two-part series It’s one thing to make plans. It’s another to implement them. Just ask any superintendent who is overseeing a major golf course […]

Two Thousand Close Friends


Any large undertaking needs a blueprint for success, and the folks at Carmel Country Club in Charlotte, N.C., have put together a master plan for one they now plan to hold each year. In August 2017 the property held a benefit concert, featuring country music artist Cole Swindell, on the Friday night during the PGA […]