In an article written for the Owatonna (Minn.) People’s Press, Golf Superintendent Rick Smith considers the pros and cons of allowing winter play on a golf course, noting that turf health is of the utmost importance, and possible consequences for allowing winter play include bumpy and uneven putting surfaces, slower greens, and footprinting.
The CCM designation indicates that a club management professional has completed a rigorous course of study and training, and shows a dedication to proficiency and expertise in club management. The two classes are the final group of managers to earn their CCM under the Club Managers Association of America’s previous requirements, as new requirements became effective following the first administered CCM exam in January 2014.
The municipal Brooktree Golf Course sprayed the herbicide Imprelis two years ago, intending to kill broad leaf weeds, but the chemical damaged and eventually killed evergreen trees. DuPont’s arborist determined that 203 trees had been damaged at the course and initially offered a $640,000 settlement, but the city sought a second opinion and found an additional 565 trees damaged.