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

A Course of Action

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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 […]

High Water Marks

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While irrigation inputs are weather-dependent, golf course superintendents have a number of tools at their disposal to keep their systems running smoothly and their properties in top condition, no matter what conditions Mother Nature may impose.   Superintendents constantly need to adapt to the unpredictable whims of Mother Nature, especially when it comes to irrigation […]


As Fate Would Have It

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A minor traffic ticket that stymied his “career” at UPS started Steve Kealy down a new path that led to distinguished lifetime achievements at Glendale CC and as a representative of the superintendent profession. In large part, it was a minor traffic ticket that set the course for Steve Kealy’s uber-successful career in golf. While […]


Getting in Line

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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 […]


Letting Nature Take the Course

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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 […]


Cutting a Wide Swath

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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.