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.
The 104-year-old club in suburban Minneapolis voted against selling to Concert Golf Partners and will remain self-managed. “Contrary to published reports, Golden Valley Country Club is not bankrupt, nor are we approaching bankruptcy,” said President Drew Fernholz. The club is engaging restoration expert Keith Foster to complete a master-planning project for its A. W. Tillinghast-designed golf course and is also launching a new “Friends and Family” membership initiative.
A report by the Minneapolis, Minn., <em>Star Tribune</em> highlighted the diverse roles golf pros have begun playing at their properties, whether it’s handling the duties of younger staff positions that have been eliminated to cut costs, or expanding into leading a lawn bowling league. A stagnant decade or so for the golf industry has caused […]
Brookview Golf Course in Golden Valley, Minn., is now renting equipment for the latest alternative to traditional golf that uses a hybrid lacrosse stick/golf club and allows players to play alongside regular golfers, using the same tees and greens.
The latest golf hybrid incorporates a stick that’s part lacrosse stick and part golf club, but does not require additional holes, tees or other updates to an existing golf course.