Asking golfers to make divots in a linear pattern while using the driving range at Farmington Country Club has reduced the amount of time needed, and the amount of material required, for repairing the turf in the club’s practice areas. No matter how much they love the game, most golfers can’t play like professionals. But…
After earning certification as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program, Paradise Valley Country Club now holds an annual Audubon Day event to educate members and their children on the importance of protecting natural resources. Sometimes, it only takes a short while to make a longlasting impression on the next generation. Just ask the folks at Paradise…
While mowing is the most routine of golf-maintenance practices, superintendents need to remain ever-diligent and open to new approaches that can help to improve productivity for the task, while also enhancing the look and playability of their courses.
After a 34-year career as a Superintendent of Wisconsin clubs, while also devoting time to professional organizations and as a local elected official, David Brandenburg has earned wide-ranging respect—and the honor of his own bobblehead.
More properties are finding that by providing players with golf simulators that offer the next best thing to actually being elsewhere, they can generate tangible new revenue streams and member/guest benefits for their own locations.
Etowah Valley Golf & Resort, a 27-hole layout that celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, has found new life in the western North Carolina mountains.
A carefully considered plan of action is critical to achieving first-rate results for golf course renovation or restoration projects. First of a two-part article Whether a golf course renovation project involves a comprehensive renovation of an entire course (or two), restoring a property to its past grandeur, or overhauling a specific golf course feature such…
As they continue to be made more versatile and more durable, utility vehicles are taking on increasing importance as an indispensable part of golf course maintenance operations. It might be easy to take it for granted, but the relationship between superintendents and golf course utility vehicles should not be overlooked. Sure, their companionship and loyalty…
An in-house tree removal project at the Cascades Course, part of the historic Omni Homestead Resort, has improved maintenance inputs and turf health—and returned the iconic, William Flynn design to its roots.
To help Meadowlake GC keep pace in a competitive market, Michael League has taken on a dual role as Director of Operations and Golf Course Superintendent.
Thanks to a comprehensive reconstruction and restoration project that elevated and revamped the entire golf course, The Preserve at Oak Meadows can finally enjoy calm after any storm.
In addition to the turfgrass that provides top-notch playing conditions, golf course superintendents have seen regular tree care take root as an important part of their maintenance strategies and routines.
When it comes to preparing a capital budget, golf course superintendents rely on planning, prioritizing, and powers of persuasion.
After more than 45 years in the golf industry, primarily as a superintendent, Bob Maibusch was looking for something different. As majority owner of Pine Grove Springs GC, he’s found that even as things change, much still remains the same.
Stoatin Brae, a new golf course with a Scottish influence at a southwestern Michigan resort, was built on a prime piece of property with sustainability and turf maintenance in mind.